Monday, 16 January 2017

Bayreuth





Bayreuth, essentially pronounced bai royt was the destination of my first day trip of 2017. About an hour away on the train, it provided the perfect setting for some cute wintery walks, a little bit of history and culture and some beautiful photographs. What more could you wish for?

The town itself has just over 70,000 citizens although we saw about twelve of them throughout the whole day as we wandered around exploring the totally snow covered town. We made our way through the town centre to the hofgarten in the grounds of the Neues Schloss. The snow covered trees made a perfect wintery alley as myself and two of my other language assistants wandered through, watching the poor little ducks trying to swim in their frozen pond all while trying not to fall over in the snow and avoid being blinded by the sudden heavy snowfall which you can really see in the last picture above.

After hearing about it online, we then walked out towards Röhrensee to the animal park, and saw some very cute wallabies, sassy flamingos and some pretty loud parakeets. The scenery around Bayreuth is absolutely beautiful and with two large parks it seems like such a great little town with actually plenty to do.





Being a Sunday, most shops and cafes in the town were closed, although we were very pleasantly surprised by the little Italian cafe that was open in the centre that I can't remember the name of because I am an awful blogger. It was right beside the rather curious bit of modern art that looks like a red wire gun. My "pizzabrot" was significantly bigger than I was expecting and had to get it packed up to take home I couldn't finish it all. If I remember rightly as well it was under 5 euros! Both my friends Charles and Louise assured me their meals were lovely too!

After regaining the feeling in our toes it was a bit of a struggle going back outside again, but we wandered along to the Neues Schloss to have a peek around their museum. Admittedly knowing none of the history of the town we had no idea what to expect but the museum had some pretty interesting artwork and tapestries. It's shining star was the Italian baroque section which is only available to view in a tour (auf Deutsch of course) but with the most intricate floral motif and through attempting to make you feel like you were at one with nature, the rooms were interesting and really beautiful. Definitely worth a 4,50 euros student entrance ticket.

With that, our beautiful snowy day in Bayreuth was over and we hopped back on the train to Nuremberg. It's days away like Bayreuth where I realise how lucky I am to have made such good friends with some of the other assistants and how glad I am to be doing my year abroad in such a beautiful and interesting part of Germany.

What did you get up to this weekend?
XOXO


PS. Thank you Charles for participating in our selfies, sometimes against your will.






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4 comments

  1. Looks like such a beautiful place. Love your photos.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! I've been trying to improve my photos so I'm so glad that you like them!! Xx

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  2. Ohhh your photographs are soso beautiful, the snow makes everything seem like a fairytale land! Your blog is so pretty too, definitely found a new favourite haha :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thank you so much! The beautiful snow definitely helps with the photographs! Xx

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