Finally summer, and finally partially free from the virus lockdown! There is still a lot of faffing about with tests and weekly rule changes, but at the moment the Biergärten are open and we’re allowed to meet friends and family in them. Last winter Roland booked some vacation days for… Read more »
The Biergärten have reopened! Yesterday we went with Roland’s parents to nearby Schloss Hohenkammer, a 17th-century castle with a moat that is now an event center. With a nice Biergarten. The pandemic rules are pretty simple: disinfect your hands, wear a nose-mouth-mask when you are not sitting at your table,… Read more »
Saturday we met up with the tour my parents were on, and had dinner with my aunts and uncle in Alzey. The next day we brought my parents back to Freising and stopped for a walk around Nördlingen on the way home. The town is notable for still having its… Read more »
On a walk last week I popped into a local cemetery to look at the flowers–Freisingers take maintaining and decorating their family gravesites very seriously–and noticed the three main components of Easter in the Church were represented in the grave markers. Indeed.
And now some pictures from a recent Sunday trip to the 2016 Bayerische Landesausstellung, “Bier in Bayern” in Aldersbach. This was a fabulous exhibition put on by the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte, a state historical agency that holds exhibitions around the state. The hosts for this exhibition were the former… Read more »
Not a Freising Freitag, but I just wanted to share something. We met this nice couple earlier this month on a day trip to an exhibition about the history of beer in Bavaria. Their noses are metal cans. I like them. (I’m kind of forgetting how to write in English…. Read more »
Finally there’s some nice weather in Bavaria. Sunday we took a drive down the Deutsche Hopfenstraße. The hops harvest is generally completed; the wires are empty but the hops cones are on their way to bring joy to millions around the world. Our goal was Abensberg, for a tour of… Read more »
Last Friday, after months of saying, “Hey, I should ride into town with Roland some morning and use the U-Bahn to explore while he’s at work” I finally did. My destination was the Lenbachhaus, which owns the world’s largest collection of work by Der Blaue Reiter, a group of early-20th… Read more »