On St. Nicholas Day, we drove two hours south to Innsbruck, Austria, to visit some Christmas markets and meet Krampus. Freising was enveloped in dense, freezing fog, but in the Alps the weather was quite lovely. After some Glühwein, we took the Hungerburgbahn partway up the mountain to the north of the city. This is… Continue reading Ausflug: Innsbruck mit Krampuslauf
Happy Second Christmas Day! Shops and offices are closed on December 26, so a short post before we drive somewhere for a nice walk (today is sunny with a high of 53°F) and more Christmas later. I’m told it is not unusual for there to be no snow at Christmastime in Freising, but the spring… Continue reading Fröhliche Weihnachten!
More soaking rain on the day we went to München, so I didn’t have my camera out at all. Please enjoy some bad phone pictures and a couple of guest photos. We started at the main market at the Marienplatz and enjoyed a mug of Glühwein while we waited for the famous Glockenspiel (link contains… Continue reading Christkindlmärkte: München
Crappy cell phone pictures today, because I haven’t been carrying my big camera around much on routine missions. First up: There was a Weihnachtsmarkt in the Freising Marienplatz last weekend–mostly local handmade items and stalls supporting local organizations. Not very big or fancy, but neither is Freising 🙂 So Saturday evening after running errands we… Continue reading Freising Freitag: Zwei Märkte
The theme for my parents’ visit was “Christmas Markets” and now I will be sharing some photos. On the first Saturday of their visit, we went up the road a bit to Ingolstadt. Overnight there was snow, and it fairly quickly turned to a soaking rain, but that was no reason not to enjoy a… Continue reading Christkindlmarkt: Ingolstadt