My Favorite Place to live Erlangen Germany | Lauren Selinsky

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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. real estate broker lauren selinsky perez neuschwanstein castle germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

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.
Gute Nacht!
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

The area you mentioned is quite stunning. I lived in Paris for 8 months. Then, my wife and I got married in Heidelberg castle. Love traveling thanks for sharing today

Mar 16, 2017 05:15 AM #1
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Guten Morgen, Lauren! I was stationed in Gelnhause for three years followed by nearly four years in Hanau. I loved the country, learned the language, and had some of the best times of my life. 

Interesting story. A month ago I was contacted by someone that saw a comment I made on a German facebook page. She recognized my name and reached out. Turns out she was 14 and living with her sister in an apartment behind mine during the summer of 1988. The world keeps getting smaller!

Auf wiedersehen!

Mar 16, 2017 05:50 AM #2
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Days past are always held with longing to relive them. I found out at an early age that you can physically return, but it is never the same.

Mar 16, 2017 05:53 AM #3
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I was in Germany in 2007 on business and your post reminded me of how beautiful that country is Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS. Thank you!

Mar 16, 2017 06:32 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello again Lauren. You have told a very lovely story of your experiences in another place.

Mar 16, 2017 06:57 AM #5
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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How interesting to live and work in Europe. Thanks so much for sharing your living experience.

Sam Shueh

Mar 16, 2017 06:50 PM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely story of living in Germany and the wonderful experiences you had.  We enjoyed reading your story.  A

Mar 16, 2017 08:23 PM #7
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your California Real Estate Broker" TM #oclauren

Nathan Gesner our wolds just collided into a small world. ;)

Mar 16, 2017 09:47 PM #8
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel Reminiscing has me eager to go back sooner then our scheduled date. ;)

I honestly did not want to leave and wanted to live there another 3.5 years. ;)

Mar 16, 2017 09:48 PM #9
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Thank you Sheila Anderson Thanks for stopping by. I am looking for a photo of us all at the GardenBeer-Fest. LOL~

Mar 16, 2017 09:50 PM #10
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 2007 seems so not too long ago, but it's been 10 years. You are due back. ;)

I try to go every other year, but now with my son gone, it will be hard to go without him.

Mar 16, 2017 09:51 PM #11
Lauren Selinsky Broker CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 I hear you. I try and enjoy as many places when I go, but it truly is not the same when you lived there for so long to cover all the bases you want.

Mar 16, 2017 09:52 PM #12
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