Germany, day 7

Day 7: Saturday, April 30th Free day Took the train into Munich and explored a bit. Found a truly wonderful yarn store where I met a woman who both understood English and understood why I wanted a German yarn. I bought an amazing grey cashmere lace yarn, maybe for a scarf. I met up with Joanne and we made a pilgrimage to the Hofbrauhaus for lunch. We hit the Friesing beer garden for dinner before heading to Friesing’s Spring Festival at the fairgrounds. They have a beer carousel which I left only a few times for biological reasons. It was …

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Germany, day 5

Day 5: Thursday, April 28th 08:30: Bus to Krones (Freising) 09:00: Tour Krones (Brewing) 11:30: Lunch courtesy of Krones 12:30: Bus to Neutraubling 14:00: Tour Krones (Packaging) 16:30: Bus to Freising Day: Head off solo to Kloster Andechs Evening: Reinheitsgebot Festival in Freising Had to run solo as I was getting peopled out and feeling old after 4 days with the 20-somethings. I headed to Andechs on the recommendation of my friends, Katherine & Michael. It was one of the most truly lovely times I have spent. I poked around and even managed to get an impromptu tour of the …

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Germany, day 1

Enchanting. Delightful. Charming. Lovely. Inviting. Quaint. All of these describe Freising to a tee. On a Sunday afternoon, words like sleepy, quiet and dead also describe it. One thing I was to learn about German is that their lifestyle is a far cry from the North American convenience/consumer culture that I am used to. I loved it. We landed on a Sunday, and walked downtown to grab something to eat after we checked into Gastof Lerner. Almost everything was closed (including the ice cream place with Hefe Weissbier gelato), but we stumbled on Spaten – Schanke, a small restaurant owned by an older husband …

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