High tea with Tante Erica; we see Carmina Burana
Trip Start Jun 24, 2012
45Trip End Sep 08, 2012
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We also visit a church in the fields near Ottmaring. It is a very ornate baroque church, and even contains a glass case with a dressed-up skeleton said to contain the relic of a saint. In the church garden is a modern ceramic sculpture which consists of a pyramid of eyeballs of differing types. Interesting.
Next we go for a walk through the forest at the Kuhsee (Cow lake), a beautiful and popular swimming spot alongside the Lech River at Augsburg. Here we have a bite of lunch: a new German favourite "currywurst". Hmm...
Later my aunt Erica has organised an afternoon tea. The chef at the konditorei in Freidberg personally delivers a stunning schwarzwälder kirschtorte (blackforest cherry cake) to Astrid's home.
We are joined by my cousin Walter from Munich who brings with him plenty of good humour (and a different coloured bunch of flowers for each of the girls). It is really nice to see my aunty and cousin again, and we have a very enjoyable afternoon together.
In the evening Wolfgang and Cornelia invited us to "Carmina Burana" presented by TheatreAugsburg (click here for a YouTube trailer - fabulous).
The performance was in the open air theatre at the "Rotes Tor" (or Red Gate - one of the main gates in the old Augsburg city walls).
A spectacular performance in a spectacular setting.