A Day with Family in Stettfeld, Germany

One of my favorite parts of the trip to Germany was meeting extended family currently living in Stettfeld, Germany. The morning we met them, we went to church and then met up with George and his daughter, Annika, who led us to their home. George’s wife, Simone, prepared an amazing meal for us, including the powdered sugared doughy goodness in the photo below. The food was delicious and the company was even better. George and Simone’s son, Andreas was there along with Simone’s parents and her brother. Her brother’s family joined us later on as well. Simone’s dad, Ludwig, used to work at one of the local breweries. He enjoyed explaining the different types of beers he brewed and letting us sample them.

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Below is the church where my great great grandmother was baptized. The church balcony included old, wooden, uncomfortable benches and kneelers. Aunt Julie joked that it was where the sinners would sit so I slid on in. I figured it’s where I belonged. Ha!

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The picture below is of an ancient canoe carved from a log. It was inside the Stettfeld courthouse building and was over 200 years old.



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