A Brit in Bavaria


My boyfriend and I went on a fantastic trip to Bavaria last week, and I wanted to share it with you.

Kurt is German and has lived in the UK for over 13 years. Although his mum lives in the UK in the next village to us, the rest of his family lives in Wain, a small village in the district of Biberach in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It’s surrounded by fields and is super quiet – fantastic when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of London. It’s a completely different pace of life.

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The closest city is Ulm. It has the tallest church in the world – and I wouldn’t mind getting married there some day! Shops are awesome. I particularly like Tally Weijl and often buy my jeans from there – we don’t have the shop in the UK, but I’ve recently found out you can order online.

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We spent a hell of a lot of time eating. I love pretzels, but now I’ve discovered Laugenbroetchen, which is basically a pretzel but MORE bread, shaped like a regular roll. You can buy them warm – so delicious!

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A big (BIG) night out was spent in Hinteres Kreuz bar in Ulm. We pre-drank Caipirinhas, courtesy of Kurt’s cousin’s girlfriend – dangerous. As mentioned, the family comes from a small village, meaning travelling in a taxi to and from the city is expensive. Therefore, we had to try to stay out until the first train in the morning (most clubs in Germany are open until around that time anyway). Needless to say, I was EXTREMELY sick the next day and wasted a decent shopping day feeling sorry for myself on the sofa. For some reason, his family believes rollmops (shudder) are a hangover cure. Sure, if you count the smell of them making you throw up a cure! Not for me, dankeschön!

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Watch out ordering large drinks. I managed to get about a quadruple gin in a pint glass for around €3 by asking for this! Super fun and cheap but again…dangerous and PAINFUL the next day.

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It was an all round fantastic trip. It was so lovely to spend time with Kurt’s family as we haven’t seen some of them for over two years. His family are AWESOME and make me feel so, so welcome. Oma got the schnapps out immediately when we arrived!

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We will definitely be going back soon – we’ve just discovered we can get the train from Ulm to Paris for less than £50 so will factor that into the next trip too!

Zum Wohl!

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