We've been back for weeks, but I thought I'd throw together a few of my favorite pictures from our short trip down to Bavaria (or Bayern, as they say auf Deutsch). I really need to do this for our summer trip, but baby steps, right?
The green painted shutters on my brother-in-law's new abode are darling, aren't they? He's not into 'darling', but he does like a traditional Bavarian look, ha! While out on a walk we all admired the old farmhouse with blue and white striped shutters (blue and white are the colors on the Bavarian flag). I honestly don't think I've ever seen striped shutters, but while I think it would look tacky in most areas, it seemed to fit right in with the rustic Bavarian mountain look.
I love the old wooden door on a farmhouse; wouldn't you love coming home to that? I think doors are highly underrated. Then we walked out in the fields to find a sweet little church painted yellow. It was really a chapel; it was so tiny. It had a wall about shoulder height running around it. I was disappointed that the doors were locked because I bet the inside would've been interesting!
The weather was definitely brisk; fall in the Alps is much colder than fall in our region of Germany! All the same, it was fun to get a chance to rake leaves (instead of sweep our balcony) and stack firewood with my brother-in-law. We'll have to go visit again in the summer and return to the Walchensee. I'd love to rent a rowboat from the boathouse above!
Have you ever been to Bavaria? It's like how Texas is to the US -very much its own flavor. Most of Germany does not adopt Bavarian style, but it's what most people think of when they think of Germany!