Last Wednesday, mum and I took a trip to Regensburg, another very old and splendid Bavarian town. Things didn’t look very promising when we set off. According to the weather forecast, Regensburg would live up to its name: “Regen” means “rain” in German. (Regen is also the name of a river that flows through the town, which is how it got its name).
In the end, the weather wasn’t too bad, although you’ll notice a distinct lack of blue sky in the photos.
The flowers held up pretty well
Perfect weather for snails 🙂
…and man-eating fish
Time for a food break 🙂 Question: What do you do when you can’t decide which kind of sausage to have..?
Answer: You order them ALL! On a skewer, so they can’t get away.
“Sauerbraten” – Beef (which has been marinated overnight), potato dumplings and red cabbage. It’s a traditional Bavarian dish, and this incarnation was just PERFECT.
A pretty café
Love the daisies 🙂
Regensburg’s Gothic Cathedral is world famous. You can’t miss the spires poking out from behind the town houses. I didn’t like it much from the inside, far too dark and dingy, although the painted glass windows are amazing, admittedly.
These next few pictures are from the Church of St Emmeram, which looks fairly unassuming from the outside.
From the inside, however…!
Painted wooden ceiling, which came out very dark, so I lightened it and enhanced the colours slightly.
Acupuncture – already popular in the dark ages…
OK, that’s it.
Wait… something’s missing… what could that be…? Oh oh, I remember – CAKE!
Poppy seed strudel!!!
Actually, I scoffed that before we ever got to Regensburg. Due to a 5-minute delay in our train connection, we saw our train pull out of the station just as we arrived. So we consoled ourselves with coffee & cake while waiting for the next one 🙂