it has been a long time since I wrote about travelling. During COVID-19 travelling isn’t the same as last year. Oh gosh that sounds like a very long time.
Last year we had the idea that we would go to Okinawa and again to Tokyo, and for November we would visit our favourite little vacation cottage in Denmark. Because of COVID-19, we had to change our plans and for a few weeks it has been save that we are going to move into house by the end of this year. We are very excited and so we changed our plans for the rest of the year. We decided to go just for day trips to different places.
When travelling will be possible again and you have the opporunity to come to Germany, then don’t visit only Berlin, Cologne or Munich.
Quedlinburg is worth a visit. It is a great little, very medieval town near the Harz mountains. You can visit the castle, church or the old town. There are a lot of cobblestone streets and the old town is full with timber-framed houses. One house is more beautiful than the next house to it.
There is a little „train“ which one you can take for sightseeing tours and they explan everything really well. Apart from the little „train“ you can take a real (steam) train: the Harz Narrow Gauge Railways (Harzer Schmalspurbahnen – HSB) for a ride. With that, you can go up right to the top of the Brocken, the highest mountain in northern Germany. Unfortunately, we haven’t had the time for it so far but I know that it is a musthave as an experience. Especially in the winter months when there is a lot of snow such a ride is breath taking like in a real winter wonder land.
We had started visiting Quedlinburg years ago and two years ago we found another good reason to go there at least once a year: Cheesecake. There are two cheesecake bakeries next to each other and both bakeries mantain that they are the oldest cheesecake bakery each. They are real competitors. Today we bought our cheesecake from Café St. Vincent (the other bakery, Café Am Finkenherd, was closed, unfortunately). The slices of the cake are huge and you need to be really hungry. 😀 The variety of cheesecakes is huge (193 different types). They change the selection every day. You can choose from at least 10 cheesecakes. It is sooo delicious. 🙂
This is chocolate cheesecake with pistachio nuts. So delicious.
Wisdom of the day: Get out and discover a little city and get overwhelmed by its charme – especially in your region.