1. Germany gets dark in the winter - Grounded Traveler
    November 28, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    […] balance to all of this dark is that in summer it stay light for a long time. Life in general is often about balance, so we enjoy our long summer […]

  2. Favorite Places in Freiburg - Grounded Traveler
    July 17, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    […] It has great cheap cocktails too for nighttime people watching. Especially when the old town puts on a festival. […]

  3. Jennifer
    July 16, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    Wine slushies? Genius!

    • Andrew
      July 18, 2012 @ 10:00 am

      Indeed. It really had me saying, “why hasn’t someone else thought of this.” And “i wonder if beer would survive the freezing process.”

  4. Laurel
    July 16, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    Agreed, I love all the festivals happening all over in Germany. This weekend there were 3 in Munich alone!

    • Andrew
      July 18, 2012 @ 9:57 am

      Yeah, Munich is so much bigger so has a ton more festivals.

  5. Rizalenio
    July 15, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    17 hours of daylight? Wow! That’ll be enjoying summer to the fullest.

    My mouth waters reading the “mixed with fizzy”. I suddenly crave for that drink now.

    • Andrew
      July 18, 2012 @ 9:54 am

      17 Hours is way up in Hamburg. I saw a friend from there tweet about it. It is really nice in the summer. Just have to pay for it in the winter with darkness.

      Come to Germany. Everything is mixed with fizzy mineral water.

  6. Jeremy Branham
    July 14, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    I can’t say that I’ve experienced any German festivals. However, spending time there I love the atmosphere there during the summer. The long hours, good weather, and biergartens – you can’t go wrong with that so a festival sounds like fun. I think I prefer the ones in small towns over big celebrations in the big cities.

    • Andrew
      July 18, 2012 @ 9:53 am

      Even the small festivals in the big cities can have that feel. I went to a very small neighborhood thing a few years ago. I was just riding by on a Sunday and stopped in. Like 30 tables and a few stands. I don’t live nearby anymore, so I wouldn’t know when they were doing it, but amazing to see the community together.

  7. Ali
    July 13, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    I do enjoy all the festivals in this area during the summer. Even the Independence Day thing was good, even if it was on the wrong day!

  8. Sabina
    July 13, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    I’m surprised to learn that, at least in this once place, they celebrate the 4th of July. They sure didn’t do that in Dresden when I was living there one summer. Are there a lot of American expats in that area, or is it celebrated mostly for the backpackers and other American travelers passing through?