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We had a wonderful 11 days in Germany for høstferie. We focused on child friendly activities so that our 7 and 9 year old children would have a good holiday to remember.
After a surprisingly good day in sleepy Viereth Trunstadt, we hit the road all the way back to Berlin along the autobahns.
We drove the 10km to Bamberg, expecting a small town but instead finding a city with shipping along the Main/Danube river canals. We got a bit lost and backtracked until we found a nice park.
We loved Erber Park in Bamberg. It has a great café and right next to the great café is a fantastic and huge play ground.
It’s surprising how few of the cities and towns we visit offer a nice café on the edge of a play ground. Usually we have to stamp our feet in the cold while our children play, but not in Erber Park in Bamberg!
We sat at Café Zuckerl and had coffees with our only black forest cake of the trip and then a second coffee because it’s so cheap in Germany and we were all enjoying ourselves. Our daughter had thick warm waffles with fresh fruit and saved some for her brother who was in disgrace for some reason or other and happily played while we grazed.
We headed back onto the autobahn to eat into the kilometres back to Berlin.
We stopped at a roadside customs (zoll) house restaurant in Burgk for lunch off their October menu.
We can’t buy pumpkins in Trondheim except at Halloween so we order pumpkin dishes whenever we see them for offer on our travels.
We ordered the white sausages with butter filled bretzels hoping that the sausages would be yummy and that bretzels were pretzels. The former was not true but the latter was. It turns out the white sausages are filled with veal. We don’t eat veal because it is hugely unethical but once confronted with 4 veal sausages we ate them. The pretzel was quite nice once we squeezed out most of the butter.
We didn’t enjoy the meal but at least we tried something local and seasonal. At the saaleturm viewing tower to see Burgk castle we only had 3€ so I walked around craning to see the lake while my family paid and climbed the stairs to see the castle.
We finally arrived in Berlin after dark and we had a quick dinner at a Serbian restaurant before staying at an airport hotel and flying home early the next day.
It was a great trip and we look forward to returning to Germany.