Why Pumpkin Festivals are the Awesome

So yesterday, T and I joined his sister and family in Ludwigsburg to check out the local castle.  I have a soft spot for European castles so I was very excited about the trip 🙂

It’s a beauty:

IMG_6653 IMG_6654 IMG_6661 IMG_6662 IMG_6663 IMG_6664 IMG_6666 IMG_6686 IMG_6688 IMG_6690 IMG_6695 IMG_6700What turned out to be a pleasant surprise was the pumpkin festival that was happening out in the gardens.  T had expected a few pumpkins here and there but what we saw was art!

IMG_6665 IMG_6667 IMG_6668 IMG_6670 IMG_6714Of course almost all the food was pumpkin themed.

Side note: pumpkin in German is Kürbis.

Of course we got some roasted pumpkin seed (with cinnamon and sugar) as well as a pumpkin wine (which we have yet to try)

IMG_6685 IMG_6689One other cool aspect about the castle was the “Märchen Garten”

Märchen in German is fairy tale.  Throughout this garden there were little houses that were designed to represent different fairy tales:

Rotkäppchen = Little Red Riding Hood
Rotkäppchen = Little Red Riding Hood
Rotkäppchen = Little Red Riding Hood
Rotkäppchen = Little Red Riding Hood
Rumplestilskin
Rumplestilskin
Rumplestilskin
Rumplestilskin
David and Goliath
David and Goliath
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Aschenputtel = Cinderella
Aschenputtel = Cinderella
Schneewittchen = Snow White
Schneewittchen = Snow White

Overall, it was a big, fun, and pumpkin filled day! Tune in on Wednesday where I spoil my readers with pictures of my dog!

Bis Mittwoch!

 

 

 

 

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