What you're looking at, in the photo to the left, is the kitchen of the oldest sausage hut in Germany. And how good are the sausages cooked in this kitchen, in a small hut in the city of Regensburg, sitting on the banks of the Danube (called Regensburgers of course)? Served in a caraway laced bun with 'kraut and strong Bayern sweet mustard, they are absolutely delicious, good enough I had 'em twice!
|A Roman arch from the second century CE (that'd be AD in old timey talk)|
|I'm not sure why, but while I am tiring of old churches, ancient bridges always impress me.|
|Ye old sausage hut, just (literally) above the mighty Danube|
|The right hand side of Walhalla, looking south over the Danube.|
Walhalla is a reconstruction of Athen's Parthenon, about 10 km out from Regensburg, built as a memorial to the heroes of Germany, a neat mix of Greek (and so Roman) and German/Norse mythology. It is 200 years old, but has a timeless feel to it, partially thanks to the stunning views over the Danube and eastern Bayern it provides, having climbed a small hill to get there. The marble busts of the honoured heroes lie inside, but as late March means winter hours in Germany the interior was close by the time we got there (at 4 pm). Nonetheless, it was stunning - tranquil with a sense of gravitas, and the 45 minutes or so we spent wandering about the exterior justified the 5 hours of train travel (plus another hour on buses) it took to get there. Thoroughly and completely recommended.
|Beautiful on a gloomy day, I can only imagine how pretty (and how busy) Walhalla must get in summer.|