The Ammersee

Today was 75 degrees and sunny here in Bavaria, Germany. We decided to hop on our bikes and go over the hill and through the woods (literally) to lake Ammersee. It was about a 23 km (14.29 miles) bike ride each way. The lake (Ammersee) pictured below is around 18 square miles and 266 feet deep. … Continue reading The Ammersee


Corridor Crosses in Nature

We've often wondered what the reason is behind the religious statutes along the edges of fields and walkways here in Germany. They are beautiful to look at and often provide a feeling of peace when you sit under them or admire them from afar. Today's outing consisted of a bike ride out into the countryside. … Continue reading Corridor Crosses in Nature

Pizza Dinner (English) – Pizza abendessen (German) – cena Pizza (Italian)

Last night around 8:00 p.m. we jumped on our bikes in search of dinner because Germans normally eat later in the evening. As most of you know, we don't own a car here. Luckily, our bikes came equipped with head-lights and tail-lights so we can get around just fine in the dark like many Europeans … Continue reading Pizza Dinner (English) – Pizza abendessen (German) – cena Pizza (Italian)

Authentic German Cooking

Our friends recently brought us to an interesting restaurant for some old fashioned, authentic German food. We were told it is "home-cooked" and the ingredients are all local. This particular eatery is also a brewery. We ate the most wonderful meal. It tasted better than anything our grandmothers' ever made for us back in the States. … Continue reading Authentic German Cooking

Donnerstag (Thursday)

If we told you it was easy moving to Germany without speaking German, we'd be lying to you. It's even difficult to sign up for language school. Reading body language and communicating with gestures comes in handy when ordering food, however, trying to explain how and why you need language lessons is difficult. We have a … Continue reading Donnerstag (Thursday)

Munich’s Marienplatz

Today we ventured into Munich to the Marienplatz. The Rathaus--Glockenspiel is always a fabulous site! You can look at it over and over in awe of it's magnificence. As you can see from the crowds, today was a soccer day in Munich. The Allianz arena was hosting Bayern Munich vs Eintracht Frankfurt. We found it more … Continue reading Munich’s Marienplatz

A day in Grafelfing Germany

We took the trains and several buses around today and found our way to a suburb west of downtown Munich called Grafelfing. We ventured down some walking paths and found this really nice park. This small river (fluss) called the Würm, ran through parts of the suburb right up to the back patios of small homes. We … Continue reading A day in Grafelfing Germany