During our first year, Karsten and I had a discussion about which part in Germany is most suitable for a holiday. Being from the Black Forest, Karsten of course said Southern Germany. Being from the Baltic Sea, I of course said Northern Germany. Which caused Karsten to voice one of these sentences which will stick with him for the rest of his life now. He said: “How can you possibly hang around Northern Germany for more than a week??” Oh dear…
I am glad to say that, in the end, he proved to be quite North German, this guy. That is as long as there is a stall selling soused herring and shrimps somewhere.
One thing which is always on my list when I am in Northern Germany (especially Kiel) is a visit to the open-air-museum Molfsee. It’s one of the places where we already went to when I was little. And then with my nieces and nephews. And then when doing an internship there. And now with the little one. The smell of the old farm houses brings back so many pleasant memories. If there is one perfect work place for me, it would be here.
It’s a perfect location for a day-trip. Old farmhouses for the adults, lot’s of stories to tell for older children, farm animals and lots of space for the little ones. History, farmers gardens, flowers, lovingly arranged details, perfect photo shots. A blacksmith, a toy-maker, a weaver, a basket maker, a potter…still doing their business on most of the days. An old dairy farm as perfect stop for lunch. Beautiful walks. And a big playground (under old beech trees!) with old roundabouts for free (the guy will even start it if it is just you and no children). And if you are as lucky with the weather as we were….well: