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Germany - What Things Do You Like?

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I've recently visited Germany for the umpteenth time and the following are some of the delights i find there that keep me coming back:

The Ubiquitous WURST STANDS, in train stations and on many street corners - first thing i do when getting off the train in my first German town is head for a Wurst stand and ask for a Brat! And a beer!

Those lively PEDESTRIAN SHOPPING ZONES - no cars just pedestrians in these, during opening hours, throned streets, likely to have street musicians, entertainers, etc.

BEERGARDENS - like those in Munich - both the indoor type like the Haufbrauhaus and outdoor types like the Chinese Pagoda in the huge park- not only beer but pretzels, typical German foods - spatzen, etc. And Leiderhosen-clad Oompah Bands -and amazing fraus unfathomably carrying a few dozen huge streins full of beer in each hand without spilling it all!

HAUPTBAHNHOF TRAIN STATIONS- The main station in or near the town centers - mini cities in and of themselves - lots of shops, snacks stands and just a hubbub of activity.

ALDI + LIDL MARKETS - Deep discount food for picnics

GERMAN TRAINS - Twice an hour everywhere it seems - trains going here, trains going there - trains going everywhere -fast trains going up to nearly 200mph and slow commuter trains stopping every few minutes.

GERMAN WINES - Those great Mosel white wines, especially. In the winter GLUHWEIN - hot spicy wine served in train station kiosks and street stands - a warm up on a cool day

CHRISTMAS MARKETS - So so much fun- social gathering points for locals into the night.

BAKERIES - on pedestrain shopping zones - their wares in the windows entice you to go off your diets - Love the Bismarcks (a k a Berliners i guess) and Poppy-Seed Strudel and Strudels of all types

GERMAN FOLK - Always polite to me and friendly.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT GERMANY?

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