Hello, my dear readers ♥
Since I started living in Ingolstadt, summer became my favourite season of the year - there so much to do here in Bayern ! Appart from really nice pool and beautiful lake just a few minutes from our house there are HISTORICAL FESTIVALS EVERYWHERE *o*
We already visited some of them this summer, but the most important was yet to come - Kaltenberg !
This year we decided to go only once (last year we were there three times =D), since we already saw the joust, but most importantly...it´s not that cheap to go there >_< After an amazing experience of the "Juggler´s Night" last year we decided for this one again. I have no idea why we thought that we could buy tickets at doors instead of buying them in pre-sale, so we ended up panicking on Friday morning while official FB said that it´s already sold out D= ...but pheeeeww in the end we managed to buy THE LAST TWO tickets for the night >_< next year I´m buying tickets in January to spare myself the stress =D
And it was AMAZING ♥ I´m soooooo happy that we were there, it´s such a magical place with such a possitive atmosphere in the air (partly thanks to a good beer and mead =D). Everyone is enjoying being there, dressed-up in historical clothing or just casualy, eating all you can because everything looks delicious and having fun ...
Time flies here so fast ! We were there for seven hours and it felt like nothing, at 2am in the morning when all shops were closing we were already dead tired but still wanted to stay there longer (as for me I wanted to stay there forever =D) ...
As I said before all tickets were sold out, so it was really crowded there but it wasn´t annoying...just a LOT of people around. As usual I spent all my money for burning incense at Al Mischas and I even got one to take with me - already burning - so I was annoying old people with the lovely smoke while watching the parade of jugglers mu ha ha ! I just had to buy a sack full of dried cinnamon apples, because they´re sooooo delicious ♥ We also met our dear friend Brigita who has a shop with weapons and armor there, but we hadn´t much time to chat since so many people wanted to buy something =) When the night came we were wandering through the magical forest and bought a really nice embroidered cloth with elephants in shop owned by a cute lady with a pointy mushroom hat =D ...I have to say that I want a hat like hers for a while now so when I found a shop with them in the forest I was so close to buying one......but they were too expensive for my wallet T_T I need to learn how work with felt so I can make one !
We had a delicious spinach dumpling and I just had to buy a plate full of Kaiserschmarrn with home-made Apfelmus (apple sauce?) whaaa it was delicious *o* not to mention the mead I had there ! ...maybe too much of it <_< (if you don´t want me drunk in an hour keep the mead hidden =D)
What is great on Gauklernacht appart from really good jugglers performing on every corner is that it lasts until 2am in the morning. It´s so beautiful to walk around everything lit by candles, lanterns and then by a huuuge fireworks in the middle of the night ♥
We stayed there till the end, but this year we decided to sleep in the car until morning light because the ride in the darkness through wilderness was too dangerous last year. And so we ended up home at 8am in the morning =D Party hard !
It´s a bit hard to take photos there since it´s a juggler´s "night" so it´s dark most of the time, but still we managed to take a few thanks to my bf´s hi-tech phone =D
It was really hot that night, so I was just a casual pixie in a hippie dress =)
no need for my adventure equipment and cloak ♪
blurry photo of my pixie ear =)
There was this guy performing with geese again *o* he has a dog and commands him with flute and the dog commands geese - epic =D I had to give him my vote in the "King of the Jugglers" contest !
Spinach dumplings !
While I was waiting for my bf to get them, some guys started to talk with me because they liked my ears and also they tried to teach me how to pronounce "Knödel" in the right bayerisch way =D knöööödl !
the house of vikings =)
I NEED THIS HAT
...and this one too - I could be Red Ridding Robin Hood !!!
I want to live in this shop
Dear Kaltenberg, I already miss you T_T
hope to see you soon !
On Christmas market maybe ?