10 Photos from Germany: Seeshaupt and the Starnberger See

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May 12, 2014
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On our last morning in Germany, we went to Seeshaupt.

I was absolutely not drunk, but some of my photos seem to suggest otherwise. I can only assume that wandering around a picturesque lake on a quiet morning has an intoxicating effect on me, and that I shouldn’t drive after visiting one.

I also shouldn’t drive because I will spend far too much time searching for something called a chococult. Though to be fair, that’s true when Rand’s behind the wheel, too. (But more on that in a moment.)

Seeshaupt is rather lovely, and is located on the Starnberger See (which, despite the homophonic tendencies, is not actually a sea but a lake). If you go early on a Sunday morning in the springtime, you’ll find that the air still carries a chilly edge to it, and the water is remarkably still and clear. The only sounds are the calls of a few birds, the constant hum of buzzing insects, and the occasional chime of a church bell.

If you have the misfortune of being there when I am around, that soundtrack will also be punctuated with me making lots of terrible jokes. My apologies. (In my defense, I was provoked.)

Here are some photos of our visit. Bad jokes included.

  1. Tower of the church near the center of the village.

  2. Wee little footbridge.

  3. Rand walking out on the pier.

  4. The water is so clear, you can see to the bottom of the lake.
  5. And so still, the surface almost looks like glass.

  6. Self-portrait with Rand by the shore.

  7. Obligatory kissy face picture.

  8. A delightful translation error – I suspect this sign was supposed to say “fun fact”, and not “funny fact”. The placard explains the amount of energy produced by local wind turbines. This fact, I feel it pertinent to add, isn’t really all that funny. Or fun, for that matter. But I decided to pretend it was hilarious.

  9. And I was waaay too excited by this graffito. I would have loved to meet this gentleman, who sounds like he is both enthusiastic and agreeable.

  10. Rand and I saw this on a sign and spent a good 15 minutes trying to find this place. I envisioned a bunch of people walking around in white robes with chocolate stains all down the front and around their mouths.

    We were both a little disappointed to hear that it’s just a place where people make chocolate, and not where they are all collectively married to a massive bar of it.

 

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  • Liz

    While I liked the sign Clement Chococult, I feel that the fact it’s near Rathaus (I pronounced it Rat house) would make me less than excited to eat the chocolate made there. Of course, it is chocolate, so maybe that’s not completely true. I guess I would just be careful to avoid any obvious rat nibbles.

  • That water looks incredibly inviting if it wasn’t for the temperature.
    I am however a little upset about the lack of chocolate heaven.

  • Is the fact peculiar? Funny, as in peculiar or odd? Or is it just kind of run-of-the-mill (no pun etc) dressed up as something more?

  • Manuela

    Have you ever thought about visiting other places in Germany? I think you would absolutely love Berlin!

  • You had me at the belly laugh 🙂
    Something about bad translations that get me every time

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