Die Freisinger Bierkeller–more pictures here. Couple weeks ago I took a city tour focused on the history of beer in Freising. Short summary: most of the buildings in the Hauptstrasse were used as breweries at some point in the last 800 years. The Domberg had a brewery that served the… Read more »
Freising has a hockey club, the Black Bears. I don’t completely understand how the league works, but the teams play against clubs from other towns (State Center had a baseball team like this, decades ago…). We didn’t really check them out until the end of the season; this photo was… Read more »
Tuesday was Fasching in Bavaria, analogous to Mardi Gras but a bit quieter, at least in Freising (fewer beads, more clowns). Roland had to work, but I had a day off from school, so I wandered down to the Marienplatz for the Kinderfasching, or children’s costume party. Any excuse to… Read more »
New Year’s Eve in Germany is called Silvester, as Dec 31 is the feast day of a pope by that name. Why him and not Felis silvestris? I’m not sure. Possibly because the traditional German celebration includes setting off copious amounts of fireworks–they started in our neighborhood around 5 p.m…. Read more »
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… Read more »
My apologies for delay between posts. My parents were here for a visit, and I’m taking a German language course four hours a day (plus homework), and I’m slowly unpacking all my stuff. Today’s Freising photos are from November 20, the Feast of St. Korbinian (the German Lutheran church remembers… Read more »
Mural on a Kindergarten in Neustift. The tiger has to be more afraid than he’s letting on.