My Favorite Place to live through the years | Lauren Selinsky
As a young bride and never leaving the sate of Texas I followed my husband to the most amazing place in Europe to live as a young, newlywed couple. The university city of Erlangen. You have to arrive in Nuremberg to get to our little town where we lived in a high rise. It was so much fun living in Erlangen, Germany with my husband. My husband was in the US Army and I worked for the largest military banking facility in Europe and worked for PanAm Airlines in customer service for a few months before landing the great job in our town bank.
Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. It is located north-west of Nuremberg at the confluence of the river Regnitz and its large tributary, the Schwabach. Erlangen has more than 100,000 inhabitants.
One of our favorite places w went to visit was the\ Neuschwanstein Castle when the baby was just one year old. We have such amazing memories.
Neuschwanstein Castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as a homage to Richard Wagner.
Octoberfest were memories we enjoyed so very much! What? We were young! It was fun in October! Not to mention the most beautiful Christmas Kringle Market in all of the world!!! The food was so good! Bratwurst on brochen and delicious pastries that were out of this world.
I met my very best friend and GodMother to my son in Germany and we are best friends to date. I love her so much and we have so many fond memories living in Germany. Her son was born one year and one day after my son was born. My GodSon came to visit me here at home two weeks ago. I remember when he was one and walked around the fields near his home and walked to the local bakery. Such beautiful and innocent times. I have to admit it was one of my favorites places I have ever lived.
My son was born in Germany
My son had his first Christmas in Germany>>>
Nuremberg was the #1 and still Christkindlesmarkt
November 25-December 24
Although there are several contenders for the title of Germany’s most famous Christmas market, the Christkindlesmarkt in the medieval city of Nuremberg can stake a pretty strong claim. Dating back to 1628, it epitomises all we have come to associate with the more tasteful Teutonic take on the festive season. The main market, held in the city’s largest square (Hauptmarkt), positively hums with visitors enjoying the colours, sounds and quality of the handcrafted goods on sale (mass-produced goods are strictly verboten), while beating off the cold with glasses (or small boots) filled with Glühwein and munching on spicy grilled sausages and Nuremberg gingerbread. A Christmas Angel further lightens proceedings, as does a playful Children’s Christmas market on the Hans-Sachs-Platz. Another speciality is the little men made out of dried prunes.
While there Nuremberg boasts a toy museum, the house in which the great engraver and painter Albrecht Dürer lived and worked and, of course, the infamous rally grounds.
My son had his first Halloween in Germany
My son was baptized in Germany
It was just so special.......
We are all planning a meeting in Erlangen, Germany to go see our neighbors in the country where they lived and my city friends too.
I learned very little German, as I know you will ask, but I left Speaking fluent Spanish as I translated a lot for wives of soldiers that needed translation at the bank while their husbands were in the field on mission.
Ahhhhh memories...... I will post more pics of us, so come back to the post.
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