Last Tuesday I had my first glühwein of the Christmas Market season in Germany.
Maybe there was something in the glühwein besides the extra shot of rum….
perhaps it was the Christmas cheer and winter decorations…
or maybe it was just getting to spend time with this handsome guy…
but whatever it was, it made us throw our old weekend plot out the proverbial window and scheme new and wonderful plans for the first weekend in December.
Plans like renting a car for a mini road trip to the beautiful German town of Baden-Baden, crossing the border into Switzerland, exploring picturesque Konstanz and visiting Sebastian’s uncle and new born baby in Stuttgart. It was a crazy weekend but a wonderful one. We enjoyed a few beers with Santa.
We wandered charming streets in Baden-Baden.
We reveled in the beauty of snow-capped German scenery.
Zurich only made us want to return again.
( Patrick, I hope you’re reading this… I took this photo just for you.)
Zurich is certainly expensive but full of charm.
After Switzerland, we drove back into Germany to the town of Konstanz where we found that the hotel room we had booked was not yet finished in the hotel’s remodeling project.
Appropriately enough, we were given the African Suite.
To top it off, the hotel offered a gorgeous breakfast buffet and an even more stunning view over Lake Konstanz.
We left Konstanz around 11 and by mid-afternoon we reached Stuttgart. Just in time for coffee and cake with the proud parents and Sebastian’s youngest cousin.
We had a snowy drive back to Bonn but arrived safe and sound back home.
Overall, the weekend was full of many laughs, beautiful weather, breathtaking sights and reasons to extend our ever-growing list of travel destinations. Thank you for such a great weekend, Sebastian!
Want to have another glühwein tomorrow night and make plans for this weekend?
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