Last Sunday, ET and I took a little drive to Bad Mergentheim. Just about an hours drive away from us. A little escape. We had lunch at the Zunftstuben Poseidon (a Greek restaurant that also serves German dishes), which I highly recommend. But I’m not going to blog on about the food. Just thought I’d mention it being a good place to eat if you travel there.
I have this thing for Fachwerk houses, those talf-timbered traditional houses found in just about every German town center, and Bad Mergentheim is no exception.
It was a very cold Sunday, just really chilly so I hurried. I pulled off my gloves just enough and took a few snapshots of some interesting house fronts and off we were back home just in time for a cup of hot coffee.
There is actually an official “Fachwerkstrasse” of Germany (Deutsche Fachwerkstrasse) … just click on the flag to read it in English. For those in Germany or planning on traveling here, it looks like a great place to get ideas for day trips. Although I’m not sure if Bad Mergentheim is part of the “Fachwerkstrasse” it’s still an interesting place to visit. It is actually a spa town and has a wonderful park just outside the old town borders. There is also a museum called the Deutschorden Museum (the Teutonic Knights), which was closed but I plan on visiting it once the season begins. And apparently Beethoven worked here awhile too…
So that was our little escape for Sunday. Sometimes one just needs to get a change of scenery, right?
I’ve been busy with the “behind the scenes” side of the blog so I hope I can bring on some changes here soon. It’s a long and weary process and I’m learning along the way. I feel like my head is about to explode with all those technical terms, but it’s something I started and I have to get through it now!
So I hope everyone has had a good start to your week and wish you all a happy one!