via Weimar, Erfurt and Frankfurt.

If you follow me on Facebook, you will have noticed that I’ve been on an extended trip to Germany.  The trip was part of my #gapyeartravels itinerary and, although the weather was grotty at times, at others it was glorious.  I took in the Munich Beer Festival (disappointing – what’s the point if you can’t get in the beer tents without a reservation?), the Weimar onion market and the Erfurt EGA pumpkin exhibition (both seriously quirky and fun) and the Frankfurt Book Festival (massive and exhausting). Between times the Thuringian forest and the banks of the rivers Main and Rhein put on an autumnal display of colour that has removed Autumn in New England from my bucket list.  There really is no need to travel that far.

I was reading material set in the places I stayed as I went – some of it German Literature, so I have some reviews to start off #germanlitmonth next week.  3 days and counting.  I must get organised. But I have a mass of material vying for blog space and blogging time over the next four weeks (which is when I’m heading off on the next stage of my gap year travels).  Given that I’m also in the middle of #dutchlitautumn, this will probably mean that the blog isn’t entirely dedicated to German literature during November.

Not to worry, there will be plenty of Germanic content to enjoy in the next few weeks. Let’s start with some pictures for the weekend.

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