I think I did a pretty decent job this year not complainig about the winter blues. However, just because I didn’t speak of them does not mean they weren’t there. They were remedied only by a pile of blankets, cuddling, the current season of “The Bachelor”, and marathon-style watching of “Dexter”. The Weather gods sent down some rays of sunshine upon the Land of Deutsch this week and the people of Germany welcomed it with open arms. In Karlsruhe, that is done by gathering at the Schlossgarten. On sunny days, everyone comes out to play.
The weather makes SUCH a lifestyle difference in Germany. I go from spending as little time outdoors as possible and running to and from tram stops to hopping on my bike, exploring, barbecues, or a day trip somewhere on a Baden-Württemberg ticket. If laziness sets in (which it does often, for anyone who really knows me), we can always just meet at the Schlossgarten and maybe even play some flunkyball. The boredom of winter goes away instantly when the sunshine is out so it is SO great to see it again.
To visit the Schlossgarten, you should bring big Bs along:
Brushing up on some German this week before a placement exam for my language courses on Friday.
Where’s your go to spot on sunny days?