A nice winter weekend in Germany
Looking for snow
My brother really likes snow. Unfortunately, we live near the North Sea and snow is rare here. Once every three or four years or so, we have enough snow in the winter to actually have fun with it. So when we heard that there had been a lot of snow in Germany, only a few hours driving away, we immediately wanted to go. My parents decided to make reservations for a cabin near Winterberg for the first weekend of December. Of course, by then, all the natural snow had melted. But we went anyway, also because we wanted to visit the Christmas fair in Düsseldorf on the way back.
Very cold, crispy weather
It was very, very cold when we arrived, -10 degrees Celsius and foggy, so we quickly crawled into bed under a lot of covers. When we woke up the next morning, a lot of plants had turned white from the frost and the sky was perfectly clear. Just beautiful! Still very cold, so we decided to put Buffy in her winter coat, because she doesn’t have the fur for such cold temperatures.
We found some snow
We found a nice hill where Bas could go sledding, with a restaurant at the bottom of the hill for the rest of us. While Bas did some pretty epic sledding, my parents and I had German appel strudel with vanilla sauce, nom nom nom 😉 .
After lunch we took a walk on the Kahler Asten, the highest point in the area. The sky was just so clear, the view was amazing! Buffy loved going for a walk.
On our way home the next day we visited the Christmas fair in Düsseldorf. The little stall where I’ve found several nice props for my videos last year and the year before was there again too, yay! I bought three little prop trees. I also found a pretty necklace at another stall.
Buffy had a great time. She loves people, especially people who drop food and there were lots of those! Including my mom after she had a crèpe with eggnog. 😉 The fair was really beautiful and very big, which also meant that Buffy was exhausted at some point. So my dad carried her and we decided it was time to go home. A lovely Christmassy end to our winter weekend. 🙂