Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ludwigsburg Palace

This palace was built in the 1700's and was not destroyed during WWII. We had a great time visiting the beautiful grounds. It was fun because there was a pumpkin festival going on the same day we went. The weather was absolutely beautiful (75 and sunny), and the company couldn't be beat ;0) The grounds were gorgeous and we all had a great time in the beautiful outdoors. J & G decided that they wouldn't want to live there because it would take too much time to clean a "giant mansion".

We also enjoyed fairytale garten, which on the palace grounds. J is pointing to Old King Cole's castle, the kids are locked in the cage where Hansel and Gretel were locked away by the witch, we said hello to Rumplestiltskin, G & S fed the 3 Billy Goats Gruff, S smiled like a pirate, and we yelled to the Rapunzel tower: Rapunzel, lass dein Haar herunter Rapunzel! {Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!} and a long braid would descend from the top of the tower. Many fairytales originated in Germany.

There were TONS of pumpkins too. They built different animals and creatures out of pumpkins, especially dinosaurs. Germans don't celebrate Halloween, but they do celebrate Oktoberfest.

and, last but not least, we always end our trips with Eis {ice cream}!

1 comment:

Tami Allred said...

Probably the coolest ever pumpkin decoration I've seen. We just stack them up and call it a day. hahah