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Fasching, Carnival in Hemau, Bavaria

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I was quite lazy going out today because I am not feeling so well. There are a lot of Faschings or carnival parade going around in the nearby towns and villages like in Velburg, Lupburg, Nuremberg, Breitenbrunn, Painten, Toeging and many more. Most of the parades start at 2:00 p.m. I even told some friends that we are not going anywhere because of the cold weather besides I am not also feeling good.

these group of young people had fun dancing and singing during the carnival parade in Hemau today.

At around 1:00 p.m. when I was setting in front of my laptop, hubby knocked at my pc room and asked if I want to watch Fasching in Hemau. I thought he don't want to because he is also sick. I guess he was motivated when he saw the sun shining outside. To make the story short, we went to the Fasching to witness the carnival parade in Hemau.

Since we were almost late, there was no more available parking space near the town center and we parked our car around 500 meters from there. …

Christmas Market Highlights in Bavaria, Germany

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It is the time to slowly welcome the spirit of the holiday season. It is also the time to smell the aroma of Glühwein (hot mulled wine), to taste Christmas cookies like such as Lebkuchen and Magenbrot (both forms of soft gingerbread), the delicious Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds) and the never- to- miss Bratwurst in any German Christkindlesmarkt or Christmas market.

There are a lot of interesting Christmas markets to visit and experience in Germany. I am sharing the ones which are worth- to- visit in the German state of Bavaria.


The Romantic Christmas Market in Augsburg

It's Christmas market is considered to be one of the oldest and most famous Christmas markets in Germany. It is held every year in its main square in front of its Renaissance Town Hall. It has more than 150 booths selling goods of many kinds. Don't miss the Augsburg Angels Play, where you can witness music-playing angels in the windows of the city-hall.

The market provides plenty to s…

Visit to the Oktoberfest 2010 in Munich

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I believed most of you are very familiar about Oktoberfest known as the largest fair in the world. For others, Oktoberfest simply means Beerfest. It is usually a 16-day celebration held in Theresienwiese in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It usually starts during the last week of September and ends sometime on the first week of October and is celebrated every year. Oktoberfest has been a part of Bavarian culture since 200 years. It only started as a wedding festival of King Ludwig I of Bavaria.

Without further adieu, here are some images taken during our third visit last October 19, 2010.

one of the beer tents in Oktoberfest.
Sometimes and even most of the time, all beer tents are always full during the festival. You better reserve your seats if ever you really want to spend time inside a beer tent.
another beer tent in Oktoberfest.
That is the Paulaner beer tent in the background and someone is striking a pose too!

Yellow Flowers and the Horses

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We just happened to pass-by this house as we went walking yesterday. I believed that these flowers are perennial ones and I want to have them in our garden also. I will see if I can find some of these this week when I will visit a garden center.

I also have a picture of the horses below. This was taken during a parade we witnessed yesterday. I guess that's all for now. It's time to go to bed. Have a wonderful week to all!

the horses during the 600th foundation anniversary parade in Velburg, Germany
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Tulips and the 150th Fire Brigade Anniversary in Neumarkt

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Hello everyone! Weekend is almost over in Europe again! I hope you are having a great one. I always try to have a wonderful weekend with my hubby. Despite of the busy schedule of my husband we still find time to be together and go out to see places and festivals to have fun. This weekend is another great one. Without further adieu, here are the photos for my favorite memes.

The first one was taken from our garden today. Some tulips are still alive until now but a lot were already gone. The second image was taken during the 150th Anniversary of Feuerwehr or Fire Brigade in Neumarkt, a district in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany. That was a great celebration with a very festive parade this afternoon. I guess that is all for now. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.
tulips from our garden. I took this photo today.

parade during the 150th Anniversary of Fire Brigade in Neumarkt.
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Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

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A little bit gray sky but the weather can't stop the people from celebrating the biggest festival in the world, the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. This photo was taken during our second visit to this fair last October 2009. This is a dream came true for me and I believed that I am lucky to witness it. Amazing German celebration!
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