Saturday

Damals, or, once upon a time

In 2003 Lars and Geoff took atrip to Germany, at Easter time. This entry is kind of dedicated to Chief Judy, she's looking forward to Oktoberfest but doesn't have a Dirndl to wear. I suggested a store in München where she could buy one, she wondered at how well I know Munich. I did spend 9 days at the hotel Deutsche Eiche in Munich and spent a lot of time wandering around, I also bought a Joppe.

the hat came from Salzburg. The Light over the dining room table came from meli-melo directly across the street from the Deutsche Eiche. Geoff was determined to buy a chandelier while we there, luckily I talked him into something less fancy than he was looking to buy.

Our first evening in München we found a concert by the Spielzeugmusee, Tal Consort, very enjoyable, and kind of a magical welcome to Munich. While we were there we took a couple of tours, one to Schloss Neuschwanstein, with a stop at Schloss Linderhof and Oberammergau, Geoff had to have a Kuckkucksuhr. We also made a side trip to Dachau and spent easter sunday in Salzburg. Good friday, Karfreitag, we spent at Schloss Nymphenburg and the neighboring botanical garden.

If anyone goes to Deutsche Eiche and sees Helmut, Reiner or Frank, the Kellners, tell them Hi from me. sadly, a german told me that Germans find it an insult to be tipped and I didn't tip for a couple of days. My guilt overcame me and I tried to make up for it, but I'll always feel bad about that.

13 comments:

tyndra said...

lars, this might be funny for you:
http://zuagroast.blog.de/2008/09/20/herzhaft-gelacht-4752653

;)

chiefjudy.com said...

That sounds like you two had a real great vacation over here :))). I like to have dinner in the "Deutsche Eiche" they have delicious food and the place itself is great, too. And the neighborhood (Gärtnerplatzviertel) is one of my favorite.

And I have to admit - I've never been to "Neuschwanstein"... LOL The other castles I already visited ;).

But how did you manage to get the Light over your table home in one piece??? Btw: I have a (black)chandelier in my living room.

Lars said...

judy, they shipped it for us.

Lars said...

Tyndra, My German was even worse then but I could understand a little, unless they started in talking Bayerisch ;D

Günter said...

Mir gefällt euer dining room
.....und alles so sauber

chiefjudy.com said...

Lars, well - I almost thought so ;) ...

And - Bayerisch isn't understandable for people who're NOT from Bavaria, unless they're living here for a longer time LOL.

Zing said...

wos host gsagt? Ja mei auf Neischwanstoa wor i a no ned oba a zünftige Brotzeit in Minga is allaweil wos gescheits!

I have to admit i´m from the probably most bavarian part of Bavaria and yes bavarian is also not understandable for people from northern germany so you are very brave even trying to understand that as an american.
And Günter is right the dining room is nice ...

Lars said...

Günter, der Esszimmer sieht nur sauber aus weil mein Kamera ist nicht klar ;)

Judy, yeah, they're pros at packing. One of the ladies at Angermeiers was definitely bavarian.

Zing, I'm guessing you said you've also never been to Neuschwanstein. No wonder you all can learn foreign languages so easily, you have to do it just to talk to each other;P

kalle said...

Hi Lars,

da fehlt nur noch ein Gamsbart. Doch vielleicht machst du dich im Dirndl auch ganz nett?

Grüsse Kalle

Lars said...

kalle, ich würde gar nicht in Dirndl gut aussehen. Wenn ich nur so gut aussehen würde wie einiger die Kerle in Lederhosen die Du auf dein Blog hast, aiaiaiai.

chiefjudy.com said...

"No wonder you all can learn foreign languages so easily, you have to do it just to talk to each other;P"

Yes indeed! ROFL

Frau Vivaldi said...

Jo mei, is denn scho wiada Weihnochdn??

Schee schaust aus, Lars!

Lars said...

Danke Frau Vau