Loving the local watchtower
First off, I have to say that I was completely tortured by all of my fellow awesome blog friends’ Haven photos. They had way too much fun and I’m totally envious!
But I had a great time with the kiddos too. Every year when we visit, they have several local historical sights that they can’t wait to see again.
One of those places is the town’s medieval watchtower at the entrance to the fishing district which is called the “Bayersturm”. It’s the last remaining tower of the city walls at 128 feet high and was named after the former tower guardian family “Bayer”. The tower was built around 1330-1385.
My kids are fascinated by old architecture and I love seeing them enjoy it.
So I thought I’d share some pictures with you too:
There are 147 steps and my son said that he felt like Mr. Bean walking behind me on those steps. LOL! I’m afraid of heights and walk like a snail. We love Mr. Bean. Did you ever check out his movies. I know not everyone gets his humor. Here is the video that my son is talking about:
|A little spooky!|
|Pretending to work in the kitchen.|
|Lilly wants to live here like Rapunzel!|
|One of the tiny homes on the right side on the hill is where my parents live.|
|Again, St. Michael, the church that we got married in.|
Isn’t it cool?
Another one of the places they love is the local castle but I’ll show you some other time.
Lastly I have to tell you that the H&M homeline is available in the US now too. Say what? I was so shocked to read on Erin and Laur’s blog House Envy that they finally offer it. Well I ordered stuff from them for a giveaway and now it’s not even that special anymore, haha…bummer!
Well, now I have to order something else for a giveaway.Tschüß,
Switzerland: Lucerne, Küssnacht
Switzerland: Fürenalp Engelberg
We will have to visit there. We live in Wiesbaden now, keep the pics coming!
Thanks Ali, I think you have to visit too!
Beautiful views! p.s. video is working 🙂
Thanks and good to know 😉
Oh how beautiful. I love the door handle and well everything. I would like to live there except I am sure it gets VERY cold, especially in the winter.
And what a beautiful dress your little girl is wearing and her hair is just gorgeous. Who did her hair?
Thanks Sheryll, I bought her dress last year and I do her hair. She loves it!
wow- what a cool building!!!!! i am in love with the walls!
What an awesome tower. I would want to live there as Repunzel as well. 🙂 The town is gorgeous!
Yes, sounds good doesn’t it? And thanks!
So cool! I’m loving the tours, and gorgeous photography, as usual!
Beautiful! I’m with you on Haven, I would love to go next year!
Thanks and me too. I’d love to meet you and all the other awesome ladies! It looked like way to much fun and I already told the hubby that I want to make it work. It’s just during the busiest time of the year 🙁
What a wonderful opportunity for your children to experience all your “history” and share in your childhood…The town looks like one from a Story Book!
Thanks, It actually is the town of a story book called snow white, not kidding! 😉 There is quite some history here!
What a great place to visit! I’m loving seeing your daughter all dressed up with her braids. And, we’re lovers of Mr. Bean too!
it’s so beautiful and when I read that your parents house is one of the houses on top of the hill;WOW! I’ve always dreamt about living like that; so beautiful and calm (very different from the city)
you made me laugh about your giveaway! 🙂
Gorgeous! I love all the history…it’s hard to believe that it’s been around that long!
August is your month to pick the inspiration photo for the design collaboration. I haven’t heard back from you regarding our facebook group so unless you let me know differently I’ll assume you aren’t going to participate.
your pics are too surreal!
So beautiful! And I loved the video, too funny!
I really enjoyed your pictures Julia, and I can see you are really loving being home.. And seriously H&M home here in the US? How did I miss that! Going over to check it out now!