Wintertime in Munich

Wintertime in Munich

This year has been an exceptionally warm winter, especially in comparison with last winter! This year there has hardly been any snow, while last year there was snow on the ground from almost October until April without interruption. Although snow would be nice (I’m not accustomed to seeing it since I grew up in Florida), … Continue reading

Christmas in Munich!

Christmas in Munich!

This past Christmas we celebrated our 2nd Christmas in Munich. It is hard to believe that time has flown by so quickly! We went to several different Christmas markets in Munich (in addition to the Marienplatz market for the Krampuslauf). At Christmas time these markets pop up all over the city, offering traditional German Christmas … Continue reading

Fußball!!! FC Bayern v. Man City

Fußball!!! FC Bayern v. Man City

In December, we finally made it to our first football (soccer) game in Germany! Seth was especially excited because his favorite Premier League team (Man City) was playing against the local team (FC Bayern). It was a lot of fun! We could not believe that Man City beat FC Bayern in their home stadium, Allianz … Continue reading

Krampuslauf

Krampuslauf

In Bavaria and parts of Austria the figure Krampus is part of the Christmas tradition. While St. Nick brings the good boys and girls presents, Krampus visits the naughty children and takes them away to eat them. Here in Munich Krampus is now celebrated with a city parade, where Krampuses walk through the city square … Continue reading

Baltimore, DC, and Thanksgiving

Baltimore, DC, and Thanksgiving

In November, Seth and I both travelled to Baltimore, Maryland for the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. It was great to catch up with friends and we each presented papers at the conference. Afterward, Seth and I rented a car to head to Tennessee for Thanksgiving with his family. First, we stopped … Continue reading

Trip to the States (Atl & FL)

Trip to the States (Atl & FL)

In late October, I made a trip back to the States for my best friend’s wedding. While there I also got to visit family and friends. The weather was so nice and sunny, but a bit cold for Florida (perhaps indicative of the coming icy winter). I flew in to Atlanta and got to spend … Continue reading

Visiting the Schleißheim Palaces

Visiting the Schleißheim Palaces

Way back in September, Seth and I took a day to visit the palaces and gardens at Schleißheim (just north of Munich). There are three palaces: the old, the new, and the villa. The old Schleißheim palace dates to the 16th and 17th centuries. It was heavily destroyed in WWII but has been reconstructed and … Continue reading

Oktoberfest 2013

Oktoberfest 2013

OKTOBERFEST!!!! The time when the population in Munich more than doubles and the subways are so crowded you could suffocate! But also so much fun celebrating the Bavarian culture! This year we went to the opening parade of each of the breweries’ carts.   Walking around the festival grounds And, of course, we visited many … Continue reading

Visit to the Deutsches Museum

Visit to the Deutsches Museum

Back in September (yes, I’m way behind on posts) Seth and I went to the Deutsches Museum in Munich. It is a science and technology museum, covering all areas of scientific development (computers, transportation, textiles, etc.). It was interesting but also a bit over-rated. The museum looked like it was designed in the 80’s and … Continue reading