Visit to Germany (04-12/07/10)

Day 7: Aschaffenburg

We arrived back in Aschaffenburg in time to visit the market near to the castle. We had hoped to buy our usual supply of sour cherries in order to make jam and rum cherries but were disappointed to find that they were late ripening this year. Last minute shopping was also on the agenda. We then met Agnes and Hans-Jürgen for a meal in Omas Kochtopf, a much loved restaurant when we lived in the town and only a few doors away from where we used to live. The late afternoon and evening were spent with Veronika and Friedel, where we had an enjoyable meal.

Aschaffenburg has been well documented on our website before. It was the town that we lived in for many years and it is always a pleasure to return and meet up with old friends. The twice-weekly market (Wednesday and Saturday) is the place to buy fresh produce from the surrounding area.

Day 8: Aschaffenburg, Winningen

We usually spend one evening with George’s ex-colleagues when we visit Aschaffenburg. Because we were not in the town during the week, it was decided to hold a brunch on the Sunday and Elfi very kindly offered to organise everything in her garden. What a fantastic spread! As soon as one plate was empty another full one took its place. It was enjoyable to catch up on all the gossip.

In the late afternoon we left Aschaffenburg to make our way to Winningen, where we were staying the night. Once there we had a wander around the town and were amazed at the vines growing across the streets from one house to another to advertise the fact that this was a wine town. Unfortunately Wikipedia’s site for Winningen is empty but this site gives a description of the wine produced there.

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