| January 28, 2016

Okay, so I can’t give all the details, but in April there’s a road trip, #finishSGH2016.

I finished all the Germany pins on Some Guy’s Hat a few weeks ago, but two lone points in Switzerland mocked me.  I was sure I’d be going back to the States in June without checking off those two elusive spots, Einsiedeln and Tellsplatte (Tellskapelle).

But I have a sudden opportunity to do another signature loop, this time Germany > France > Switzerland > Liechtenstein > Austria > Italy > Germany. Editor’s Note: I added Italy to the trip post-blog post.  Below is the new map.  WOO-HOO!


Stops include

  • Zürich’s Spring Festival (Sechseläuten), where they have a parade, burn the Böögg (no, I did not fall asleep on the keyboard), and hold a giant sausage barbecue.  Nothing about this sounds less than awesome.
  • Münchener Frülingsfest, Munich’s “little sister of Oktoberfest” – whaaaaat?!
  • A short hike to Tellskapelle, a tiny chapel of William Tell legend that sits on the very edge of Lake Lucerne
  • An abbey with a black statue of the Madonna

More details will come as it draws near, but this one is sure to be a party in the car.




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Category: Europe, Festivals, In Germany A Broad blog, SGH blog, Travel

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Kari Martindale is a writer and ESL instructor. She’s visited all 50 states and 37 countries, including many of the big cities of Europe and a ton of Christmas Markets. She spends her days straddling the fence between a sense of adventure and a sense of dread. She is married to what is clearly a patient man and has a daughter who, frustratingly, is just like her. Her academic and professional backgrounds are in linguistics and foreign languages. When she's not teaching ESL, she's writing. When she's not writing, she's thinking about her next trip.

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