Meet my New Friends from Germany

One of the most rewarding parts of travel is meeting new friends along the way. Starting in Dresden and later making my way to Leipzig, Nuremberg and Frankfurt, here are my favorite new and quite unexpected bohemian friends from Germany.

Angry Teddy

My visit to Dresden happened to coincide with the Stadtteilfest (borough festival) “Bunte Republik Neustadt”. Adding an extra layer of unique flair to the otherwise laid-back and serene city, the festival seemed to bring in people….and animals from all over Germany. I’m a huge fan of stuffed animals so I made sure to take a photo of this not so little angry bear. I must say, he sure knows how to ride in style.

Pots and Pans

While I’m by no means a pro in the kitchen, I put my culinary skills to the test during a dinner at Dresden 1900. After several glasses of local wine, I put my cooking face on and prepared a very traditional dessert, “Dresdner Quarkkeulchen”. The dish is primarily potato quark pancakes served alongside apple kompot (or applesauce for a simpler solution) and fresh fruit.

Pinocchio

During a walking tour of Leipzig, a city rich in music and art history, I happened to stumble upon my old friend Pinocchio quietly sitting on a bench. Although I try my best to steer clear from long-nosed liars, I just could not resist snapping a photo with my childhood buddy. Leipzig has a lot of classic style toyshops like the one where I spotted Pinocchio.

Nutcracker

In Nuremberg, I found another old-time friend, Mr. Nutcracker. Germany has many decoration shops like this one where you can pick up a nutcracker or cuckoo clocks, especially in the southern region around the Black Forest. When I was a little girl I used to sit in front of our television and watch The Nutcracker over and over again became convinced that my real name was Marie.

Regal Statues

Also while in Nuremberg, I found myself mesmerized by all of the lively statues I was seeing throughout the city. I found many of these in the other cities we visited but these two particular statues stood out to me the most. Nuremberg’s city center is best explored by foot because there are so many medieval architectural details on every church, building and cobble-stoned street.

Like us on Facebook and Tweet us: @BohemianTrails

Sign up for our free monthly BOHO BLAST!

Hi! I’m Megan,

a Scorpio sun and Libra moon who left her job in the music industry to travel and write full-time. Since then, i´ve explored more than 60 countries in the hopes that you will, too.

The world is made of magic and so are you!

RECENT POSTS

top reasons to visit Kerala in 2020

Here’s Why I Want to Visit Kerala (and you should, too)!

Every so often, I write about a destination I haven’t been to. As much as I love recounting trips and sharing my experiences here on Bohemian Trails, I also love to dream; dream about people and places I’ve never crossed paths with. That’s the traveler in me, the explorer that believes in the magic of

Read More »

My Favorite Caribbean Islands to Escape to This Winter

Winter is in full swing, which means that there’s still time to plan that weekend getaway. An east-coaster from birth and having lived in New York for seven years, the Caribbean remains my go-to winter destination. In many cases, you’ll find direct flights (or nearly direct) and within a few hours, you are on a

Read More »

Reflections on the Lake: Join us in Guatemala this New Years!

Pack your bags, notepads and Yoga mats. We’re going to Guatemala! I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be co-leading another writing + wellness + wanderlust retreat over New Years! Mark your calendars for December 29-January 3. My co-leader, Heather Suzanne, is not only one of my favorite Yoga teachers I’ve had the pleasure of

Read More »

Want to Work Remote? These 5 Degrees Will Help

Back when I was starting college, I had very different ideas of what my life would become. For years, I planned on being a child psychologist and was pretty content with that. Then something happened; I studied abroad, landed a job in the fashion industry and everything changed. I started to realize that I wanted

Read More »

5 Must-Know Travel Tips for your First Solo Trip Abroad

Traveling solo as a woman is honestly one of the best travel experiences you will ever have. No pressure, right?! I’m an introvert, so taking a solo trip to a familiar destination, or even a new one, is something that suits my travel style. That said, you want to ensure your safety just like you do

Read More »

Instagram

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. More information

Use of cookies

This website is using cookies for improving your experience as a user. If you keep on navigating you are giving your consent to the use of these cookies and our cookies policy. Click on the COOKIES POLICY, the link for more information. You can also check our PRIVACY POLICY.

Close