“Travels to a Different Time”: 2006: Füssen: Germany: A Bizarre Detour

Our trip from Wurzburg to Füssen caused us to encounter a bizarre but not unpleasant detour. Enjoyed the buffet breakfast at the Maratim Hotel in Wurzburg although the top of my mouth is a bit raw. Could it be from all these cold cuts the Bavarians love. Too much nitrate? So more cold cuts, sausages, cheese and fresh dark bread for breakfast. I think I may have eaten a blood sausage! The loose-leaf green tea was a dream come true! We headed off to the Residenz in Wurzburg. I can only compare it to Versailles with row after row of opulently decorated rooms. The King’s room, the Queen’s room, the servant’s rooms, the private chapel and so on. The gardens were most impressive. We set the GPS to Füssen and off we went. It would seem the GPS did not recognize the umlaut end we ended up at a farmhouse in the country which the GPS said we had arrived at our destination of Füssen which clearly was not the case! The farmer’s family welcomed the lost tourists and we had coffee and cake. The farmer’s mother proudly showed us pictures of her children and grandchildren. We also saw a calf being born in the barn. Well a tekkie across the way reset the GPS and off we went through rolling countryside arriving at the right Füssen just as the sun was setting. We checked into the Hotel Kurkafe.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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