My Fond Memories Of Germany
Germany's Serene Atmosphere
This article is about the fond memories that I had growing up in Germany.
Kaiserslautern Town Or K.Town As We Called It
Growing Up In Germany.
I had the distinct pleasure of spending part of my childhood overseas in Kaiserslautern Germany. At the time my dad was stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base.
Kaiserslautern, is in southwest Germany located in the Bundesland the State of Rhineland-Palatinate at the edge of the Palatinate Forest. The location is (285 miles) from Paris and (73 miles) from Frankfurt. My family and I took occasional trips to Frankfurt to celebrate various festivals such as Oktoberfest.
During the spring I remember the misty rain which would shower upon the evergreen trees and fields. The refreshing breeze of pine aroma filled the air. The calm green meadows and moss which covered the rocks created a picturesque scene.
One of my fondest childhood memories of Germany, had to be its tranquil surroundings.The towering trees and their vibrant leaves decorated the stems during the summer months. During winter, the trees and the mountains were covered in fresh white snow.My brother and I would rush outside to play throughout the white covered playground.
Playing In The Snow
Christmas In Germany
A big part of the Christmas celebrations in Germany is Advent. Several different types of Advent calendars are used in German homes. As well as the traditional one made of card that is used in many countries, there are ones made out of a wreath of Fir tree branches with 24 decorated boxes or bags hanging from it. Each box or bag has a little present in it. Another type is called a 'Advent Kranz' and is a ring of fir branches that has four candles on it. This is like the Advent candles that are sometimes used in Churches. One candle is lit at the beginning at each week of Advent.
Christmas Trees are very important in Germany. They were first used in Germany during the Middle Ages. If there are young children in the house, the trees are usually secretly decorated by the Mother of the family. The Christmas tree was traditionally brought into the house on Christmas eve, and during that evening the family would read the Bible and sing Christmas songs such as O Tannenbaum, Ihr Kinderlein Kommet and Stille Nacht (Slient Night).
A Memorable Song That We Loved To Sing During Christmas
Great Places To Stay
The Hotel of Choice is the Arabella Alpenhotel in Spitzingsee Germany.
The hotel of choice is the Arabella am Alpenhotel Spitzingsee. The green surroundings are both mesmerizing and awe inspiring. the Alpenhotel looks over a crystal mountain lake at 3,600 feet above sea level. With the towering Bavarian Alps which soar into the deep into the blue sky, spotted with beautiful gliding white clouds.
The Striking Atmosphere Promotes a Peaceful Foundation of Beauty
An Inviting Feel of Comfort Awaits
First Class Rooms.
The first class rooms implements a cozy feel. Decorated with pine in the Bavarian style which features updated amenities.
The most comforting sight is the atmosphere. Each room opens up to the stunning mountain and lake views.
This Hotel Encloses the highest-Altitude Thermal Salt Water Spa in Germany
Spitzingsee, Bavaria - Germany Travel Channel
Relaxation At Its Best.
Within the hotel you can pamper yourself in their thermal salt water spa. The 5,000 square foot spa- in addition to multiple whirlpools, solarium, and baths includes a pool made for children, separated from the adult facilities.
This serene hotel provides 194°F outdoor Bergbaurern sauna, two Finnish saunas at temperatures of 158°F and 122°F, there is also a steam bath and herbal steam chamber, and ice water bath and perfume showers complete service. A relaxing drink is served at the spa's tea bar or settle down at the bistro drinks and healthy appetizers.
This Hotel has so much to offer and yet its finest attraction is the beauty which surrounds its fixture. The Arabella Sheraton Alpenhotel in Spitzingsee, Germany is relaxation at its best.
Directions To Arabella Alpenhotel am Spitzingsee
57 miles from Munich(Franz-Joseph Strauss) International Airport in Spitzingsee, Germany.