One of my favorite parts of the trip to Germany was our day in Stettfeld, Germany. While in Stettfeld, we met with extended family currently living there.
The morning we met them, we went to church and then met up with George and his daughter, Annika, who led us to their home. George’s wife, Simone, prepared an amazing meal for us, including the powdered sugared doughy goodness in the photo below. The food was delicious and the company was even better, even though most of the German family didn’t speak English and we did not speak German. It is always interesting how people can still find ways to communicate. In this case, we bonded over beer. 🙂
George and Simone’s son, Andreas was there along with Simone’s parents and her brother. Her brother’s family joined us later on as well. Simone’s dad, Ludwig, used to work at one of the local breweries. He enjoyed explaining the different types of beers he brewed and letting us sample them.
After lunch, we continued our day in Stettfeld, Germany by walking though the town and then over the the church and cemetery. The town is tiny but it was nice to be out and walking.
The church (pictured below) is where my great great grandmother was baptized. The church balcony included old, wooden, uncomfortable benches and kneelers. Aunt Julie joked that it was where the sinners would sit so I slid on in. I figured it’s where I belonged.
The picture below is of an ancient canoe carved from a log. It was inside the Stettfeld courthouse building and was over 200 years old.
Next up on our journey through Germany? Dachau and Munich. You can check out that post here.