Let the Beer Gardening begin

The weather’s been nice enough for beer garden visits for months now, but I tend to think of the kick-off of the Maidult (Regensburg’s Spring Festival) as the true opening of the season. Yesterday, pleased to be able to get out of work at a reasonable time, I zipped home on my bike, changed my clothes, and we headed out into the street to watch the parade of local clubs marching onto our island toward the Dultplatz. Then it was just a few steps further over to the Spitalgarten for dinner.

I’m not sure what the deal with the Zombie Bride & Groom was, or what their association with Regensburg’s Youth Wind Ensemble was. Continue reading Let the Beer Gardening begin

Faschinating!

While it seems the rest of Germany gets their Fasching on Rosenmontag or Faschingsdienstag on, the big deal for Nürnberg was apparently Sunday (we headed home to Regensburg that afternoon, so we’re not sure if it got any goofier on Monday or Tuesday). Here are some shots of from the parade. It was freezing, but the kitsch was still fun.

Oldest Bratwurst Kitchen in the World?  Regensburger Historische Wurstküche, are you going to take that lying down???
Oldest Bratwurst Kitchen in the World? Regensburger Historische Wurstküche, are you going to take that lying down???
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