Wednesday, August 12, 2015


We drove up to Germany for our friend Annette's wedding in Lennestadt, stopping at the Black Forest along the way. The whole trip was excellent, but the highlight for Daniel was driving really fast on the Autobahn!

Our first stop was in the town of Freiburg, Germany's sunniest city. Freiburg is a medieval town with gabled houses, cobblestone lanes and cafe-rimmed plazas. The old part of the city is dominated by the Freiburger Münster, and the surrounding streets are lined with the famous system of canals. They say that a visitor who steps in these canals has not visited Freiburg for the last time!

Sunny Freiburg

Freiburger Münster

A plaza with a canal in the foreground

Yellow ducks enjoying a canal!

After our trip to the Black Forest we drove up to Lennestadt where we kicked off the wedding celebrations with a trip to the Krombacher Brewery. This was an excellent tour which ended with a superb feast of drink-as-much-beer-as-you-like!

Krombacher Brauerei

We stayed at the wedding venue which was a working farm called Quinkenhof. The ceremony was held in a small chapel on the farm and was conducted by the bride's father. It was lovely to catch up with some old friends and to enjoy the traditional German folk music at the reception!

Quinkenhof Farm

The small farm chapel

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