Liv Hambrett

Germany + Australia + Culture + Motherhood + Home

Life in Weiden, Pictures, Travel + Life Abroad


With SG’s Mum and her partner in town for the weekend, Friday and Saturday sailed by in a pleasant blur of strolling, coffee, food, wine, the revelation I will not only acquire a pig but call it Günther Pericles, a trip to Flossenbürg* and a touch more food. On Saturday night we took them to our favourite German restaurant in Weiden, the Ratskeller, where the Haxe is huge and crackly and the schnitzel one of the best (perhaps the best) I have eaten in this country. Big call.  I have eaten a lot of schnitzel over the past couple of years. It’s a sport, one I take very seriously.

It was still light after dinner and the walk home yielded some beautiful colours – a pinky grey sky and an almost-full moon hovering within it. Weiden’s Altstadt at sundown is as romantic as it is in full, sun-drenched bloom. The moon was tricky to catch, as usual – it is always so much better to behold with the naked eye. But I tried (and availed myself of a bit of ‘focal point’ editing). And that church you can see had a merry old time this morning, joining in with the church down the road and the myriad other churches within a 5km radius, to ring in Sunday at 7.50am.

Sunday sleep-ins just aren’t a thing here.

Can you see the moon?

* Pictures and words to come.


  1. cliff1976

    3 June, 2012 at 10:00 am

    No pictures from Flossenbürg?

    I’ve only been there once under very overcast and even rainy conditions, but that might have even added to the ambience — taking in the concentration camp and the officers’ quarters perched around the hill across the valley from the castle ruins.

    How did it look with better weather?

    1. Liv

      3 June, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Oh pictures from Flossenbürg on the way, my friend! The weather wasn’t very pleasant there, cold and grey – so, quite fitting. I have some snaps and words to come this week about it, fear not!

  2. Valentine Logar

    3 June, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Absolutely lovely! I especially love #1, 5 and 7

  3. Crissouli

    3 June, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful photos, the light is magical…

  4. dianasschwenk

    3 June, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Yes I can see the moon. I love seeing the moon while there is still daylight. Love your stories and photos they make me connect back in with my European connection. 🙂

  5. Lark E. Kirkwood

    3 June, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos.

  6. Mama of 3 Tartlets

    4 June, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Great shots! I have to agree with Valentine… I love 1, 5 and 7! Can’t believe I haven’t been to your town… you are so close!

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