Mittenwald Germany Town Festival

We arrived in Mittenwald on August 2 which was our 27th wedding anniversary. Mittenwald and Oberammergau are two of my favorite Bavarian towns because of the lovely murals painted on the buildings. The shutters, arches over the windows and more are often paintings and not the real thing.

This is the Post Hotel where we spent two nights. The location was perfect, set on the main street where the next day we would be right on top of the opening of the Mittenwald Folk Festival, celebrating the past with craftsmen, food, and entertainment.

The rooms were lovely with a sitting area, Internet, large closets, comfortable beds, and a small balcony that gave us a view of building across the street where we could enjoy  another decorated building with murals.

Notice again the colorful decorations that make the whole street like a fairyland.

That evening we had dinner at our hotel in their garden setting. The weather was beautiful.  This is my sister and me.  Why I didn’t get a photo of Bob and me for our anniversary I have no idea.

Later that evening part of the festival had come to life, but the next day was the opening of the festival with the craftsman making their wares and booths loaded with food — dried fruit, bread, wurst on bread, candy. More than food, craftsman displayed and sold  wooden toys and decorative items including musical instruments such as the violin which is a major draw to this city since it has a well known a violin museum.

We watced women creating purses by weaving yarn together. Notice everyone  was in the  tradition costumes of the day.

And how could I pass up one of the bread offerings — the famous mammoth pretzel.  I did share it.   That afternoon we moved on to Salzburg, known for The Sound of Music musical and movie based on the true story of the Von Trapp family

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