The day that Germany ceases to amaze me is the day I totally give up on life. Yup, that’s me — the German flag waver, living all things German.
My point is, that towns like Großröhrsdorf in eastern Saxony have conditioned me this way.
How so? Despite years of war, plague, and even Soviet occupation, the town, located just 22km east of the eternal city of Dresden, has transformed itself to a place of bright pink guest houses and cozy cottages.
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Is it so wrong to love these little hamlets and villages where you’ll find small country inns that have beer gardens tucked neatly away within? Is it wrong to get a little giddy at grabbing an ice cream at a “Milk Bar” as you stroll along half-timbered houses from centuries ago?
No, I didn’t think so either. ;-)
And always a big thanks for mentioning those framework houses. Großröhrsdorf’s Local History Museum is located within on, and well worth the couple of Euro entrance fee to learn more. On the weekends during Advent the museum’s doll collection is all decorated so pretty for Christmas.
Hungry? Good thing you’re here, ’cause that’s one thing you won’t ever be. All sorts of restaurants and cafes are found all over. The Ratskeller (located right on the Rathausplatz) serves not only hearty German cuisine but Danish dishes too.
And if you’re hanging out at Wallroda Lake you don’t have to go far for a nosh, as there’s a restaurant, cafe, and beer garden right at the Lux Oase camping and leisure park.
Lakes are not your thing? It’s OK, the Massenei-Bad outdoor swimming pool (open May to September) might be the thing you want. It’s solar-heated to make the water all comfy for ya, as well as having a wading pool, a water slide, water cannons for fun, and even a jumping tower.
Watch out below!
Yikes, I thing I got some water on my computer. ;-)
After drying off, I’m out to see the 17th century Baroque Church and the 20th century Rathaus (look, Art Nouveau architecture). And lastly to see the Technical Museum before I leave.
Nah, I’m gonna take another running leap from the pool’s jumping tower. S-P-L-A-S-H! :-)