Recap and coffee

IMG_0550.JPGThe year 2016 has nearly come to an end. Time to get up and get some things done while the old year still lasts. One thing I really want to get into again is blogging (and cleaning my flat, my closet, get my washing machine installed, finally paint my bedroom…) I work with so many inspiring bloggers every day but I stopped to publish (except for instagram) myself. Well, a new year is always also a time for a change. Or better: a reason to start new, positive habits.

Here comes my mid-December recap with some nice coffee-spots to spend the time between the years in my hometown Ingolstadt!

Yes, I spend most of the time at my desk at work, but sometimes my job requires to go outside. I had an amazing photo shooting in the cold with the new Audi Q2, finally found the most beautiful café in Ingolstadt (in my opinion it’s the Café am Schloß!), had some Glühwein at the little Christmas market of the Alte Anatomie (the museum of the history of medicine, a beautiful building that looks like a small castle, just in Ingolstadts city-center), the herbs at the museums garden were covered by the first frost of the year. I finally got to read the new issue of the Kinfolk magazine at a nice coffee-spot as well: one of the oldest cafés in Ingolstadt, the Café Wiedamann. mid-decemberrecap

Café am Schloß

Ballhausgasse 2, 85049 Ingolstadt

Oh this is one of my most favorite places. Nice industrial-interior. Modern but classic, the coffee is excellent and the breakfast contains only regional products. Also the coffee is roasted by their own little roastery – something you’ll taste. They’re also very flexible when it comes to vegetarian alternatives and soy-milk. Something you won’t get everywhere in Ingolstadt!

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Café Anna

Theresienstraße 19, 85049 Ingolstadt

The hot-spot for families and friends alike every saturday. From soja-latte to vegan ice-cream. The Anna has ist all. As well as a little bookshop and a beautiful interior. But be quick. On vertain times you’ll be waiting quite long  in line to get your coffee…

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Café Wiedamann

Donaustraße 1, 85049 Ingolstadt

Craving a piece of really self made cake? This little place is the spot for it. Just near “Vronis Ratschhaus” and the Pop-Up Coffee “Coffee Roasters V” you’ll find this little gem. Mr Wiedamann is still baking on his own. And there’s regular coffee, a piece of cake and a nice atmosphere plus friendly service for under 4€!

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Café Velo

Kreuzstrasse 2; 85049 Ingolstadt

Do you remember the little bike-shop that was in front of the Münster for as long as I can remember? Evi Salt took it over and made it in one of the most cozy and beautiful spots in the whole inner city. And the best thing? Except for the down-to-earth owner Evi? The coffee is served in cups of reasonable size and there’s always the smell of freshly baked waffles hanging in the air…

Special: Try the gingerbread-waffles that are only served around Christmas! Proof of calories worth the intake see below. And they taste even better when shared with some friends 🙂

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Wait for the list to continue, I’m not done testing every coffee of this town yet 🙂

Have a good last week before the Christmas holidays!

Heimat

I know reading about different places and people is exciting. I love it myself and Fernweh is one of my steady companions. But why always look so far. Personally I try to concentrate on my nearby sourroundings. One of my last posts was about a trip to “Herrenchiemsee”. An amazing place and I didn’t even need to pack my Travel-Passport to get there. Especially now, in spring every place and every street looks different. The overwhelming amounth of bloolming trees and meadows sprinkeled with dandelions makes you realizing every familiar place like a spot you’ve never seen before.

“Heimat” ist a beautiful german word. It’s the place, the spot in the world, where you usually feel most comfortable and relied to.

For me it’s interesting to see where fellow Bloggers come from. Your home always tells a little bit about the person. Who she ist, how she might have grown up and with which cultural and traditional values she identifies herself with.

I found on maedchenmitherz someone who obviously had the same ideas as I. Katja shows us her home near the sea in very personal pictures. She calls this categroy on her Blog “Projekt Heimat”, a beautiful idea!

I went for a walk through my home town last week and took some pictures of the castle (I have a thing for castles as you might have already realized ;)) and the apple-trees which are sourrounding it.

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Bavarian Blue

I spent the whole week-end with my family. Because the weather on Sunday was amazing, we decided to do a trip to Ludwig the II. castle “Herrenchiemsee” at the shore of lake “Chiemsee”. It was a beautiful day and you could really realize why Ludwig, whose favourite colour was blue, build his third castle on an island in the Chiemsee. The lake shimmering blue and the mountains in the back show different shades of this colour of melancholia. The scenery welcomes you to fall into your daydreams. The vibe however was even more special on Easter Sunday, as everything was in blossom on the two islands “Herrenchiemsee” and “Frauenchiemsee”. And on “Frauenchiemsee”, where an old monastery is still in use today, the Easter Bells where ringing, everyone was promenading around the small island and enjoyed this warm day in the sun.

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Osterspaziergang

Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche
Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick,
Im Tale grünet Hoffnungsglück;
Der alte Winter, in seiner Schwäche,
Zog sich in rauhe Berge zurück.
Von dort her sendet er, fliehend, nur
Ohnmächtige Schauer körnigen Eises
In Streifen über die grünende Flur.
Aber die Sonne duldet kein Weißes,
Überall regt sich Bildung und Streben,
Alles will sie mit Farben beleben;
Doch an Blumen fehlts im Revier,
Sie nimmt geputzte Menschen dafür.
Kehre dich um, von diesen Höhen
Nach der Stadt zurück zu sehen!
Aus dem hohlen finstern Tor
Dringt ein buntes Gewimmel hervor.
Jeder sonnt sich heute so gern.
Sie feiern die Auferstehung des Herrn,
Denn sie sind selber auferstanden:
Aus niedriger Häuser dumpfen Gemächern,
Aus Handwerks- und Gewerbesbanden,
Aus dem Druck von Giebeln und Dächern,
Aus der Straßen quetschender Enge,
Aus der Kirchen ehrwürdiger Nacht
Sind sie alle ans Licht gebracht.
Sieh nur, sieh! wie behend sich die Menge
Durch die Gärten und Felder zerschlägt,
Wie der Fluß in Breit und Länge
So manchen lustigen Nachen bewegt,
Und, bis zum Sinken überladen,
Entfernt sich dieser letzte Kahn.
Selbst von des Berges fernen Pfaden
Blinken uns farbige Kleider an.
Ich höre schon des Dorfs Getümmel,
Hier ist des Volkes wahrer Himmel,
Zufrieden jauchzet groß und klein:
Hier bin ich Mensch, hier darf ich’s sein!

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Faust I)

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drottningen av min borg

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I went on a beautiful day-trip this saturday. Actually we wanted to visit the Lenbachhaus in Munich, but we came across the beautiful castle of “Schleißheim”.
It’s a baroque building, built during the aera of absolutism and with Neuschwanstein, Herrnchiemsee and Nymphenburg one of Bavarians royal residences. As build to be a pendant to the french castle of Versailles it’s even one of Germany’s most important baroque buildings. And that it is deservedly. Enough history.
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The staircase is absolutely breathtaking.

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And look what I found between all the stuck and ornaments…some clothing made by Vivienne Westwood, inspired by baroque design. It fits amazingly in its surrounding.IMG_6713 IMG_6708 IMG_6712

In case I ever have to host a ball…it will happen right here.

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Some more stunning Westwood dresses. I would have loved to put them on just to feel like Marie Antoinette. IMG_6749 IMG_6748

Right now there’s an exhibition going on, called “In dialogue with baroque” and just like the Westwood dresses you find artworks spread all over the castle.IMG_6683

I even found an älg;)

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After three castles in a row a deserved some rest and the best beer in the whole world! The gardens and all the buildings around the castle are so wide-spread that you can easily spend the day just promenading through the gardens…

Hope you had a great weekend as well!:)

getting ready…

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As I live in the south of Germany, this time of the year many traditional markets are going on. It’s all about traditional clothing, food and meeting people. of course having some beer is part of the game as well;) Personally I think there’s hardly a pieces of clothing that can challenge a Dirndl when it comes to fit, style and sexyness- But hey, I’m Bavarian. What else would I say?:)
And like a typical Bavarian, I went to the Barthelmarkt yesterday, had a “Weißwurstfrühstück” this morning and watched the FC-Bayern soccer game. “Mia san mia” is a beautiful thing, at least once a year.

Delicious Prague

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In Czech you find amazing food. Whether you love more hearty food or are more of a sweety. You’ll find tons of really good and not too expensive restaurants all over town. Don’t hesitate to leave the touristic areas and look out for a small place. The most popular czech or “böhmisch” dish is definitely roasted duck. Contrary to Bavaria in Czech you’ll get “Serviettenknödel” instead of potato dumplings. The Czech dumplings are made of white bread and suck the roasting sauce even better than the potato dumplings! Yummy! Definitely a must-try-food! And don’t forget the beer ❤

For those who are more into sweets: There’s some sort of special bun, that you’ll find all over the city around Easter. It’s made of yeast dough and get’s roasted over the heat of open fire. Tastes amazing and while you wait for your freshly baked bun you can warm your fingers by the fire.

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