16 July 2010

brotmuseum: exactly what it sounds like

germany30it’s still rather uneventful. but you’re enjoying this calm way of travelling and not having a long list of “tourist must-dos” to accomplish that you usually have when you visit a major city.

germany22you can’t believe your luck. of all the places to pick in germany to go to, you pick a place that has a brotmuseum nearby. brot. bread. so you study the bus schedules, and off you go to europäisches brotmuseum in the nearby village of ebergötzen.

germany23german isn’t so hard to learn… brotwagen is exactly what it sounds like. a bread wagon.

germany24ancient wooden cookie presses!

germany25anybody who loves bread will understand this set of photographs.

germany26bread baskets. flour container. a cake pan, and an owl made of dough.

germany27 you just love old equipment.

germany28postage stamps featuring bread. the word bread in every language. a mock windmill. and samples of grain from practically every country.

germany29after wandering around the museu,, you go outside and hang out with the miller inside the 200 year old mill that is still in use today.

germany31you decide to walk to the next town, about 3 miles away, since you don’t have a car and the bus won’t be here for another two hours…

germany32but it’s worth it because you get to see the flat german countryside that is just empty except for one very quiet windmill. which amazes you because you remember the whirling noises of the windmills in lubbock, tx where it was a constant loud drum. but this particular one is near silent. you’d miss it if weren’t so big.

germany33look at what you don’t see if you only visit big cities…

germany34you finally make it to the seeburger see. see = sea. it’s really a lake though. but no matter – any body of water is game in your book.

then you wait a few hours for the next bus. because there isn’t anything to do in this village except for the little lake.

germany35and you arrive at duderstadt. just another small city, but this one is (locally) famous for it’s twisted  tower since of how well executed it is.

germany36you don’t really do much except for walk around.

germany37another peaceful day. you enjoyed your glimpse into the german countryside.

and then, it’s time to head back to göttingen.

4 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'd love to visit Germany! Those houses are so pretty. That Brotmuseum sounds extremely interesting! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

Cheers,

Rosa

x said...

ooh those windmill cookies, i remember eating those as a kid. didn't realize they came from a wooden press, so cool!

(although mine probably came from some factory in the US)

cathy said...

@rosa: it's your neighbor... ;) and yes, the care they put into their buildings is stunning@

@x: ahh i had no idea they were called windmill cookies! i know they might be "speculoos" cookies, but i didn't know we had the same in the us. thanks for letting me know :)!

christelle is flabbergasting said...

All your pics are so mouth-watering, Cathy ! J'adore ! :)