Meine lieblingswort in Deutsch ist “abenteuer”… Meaning adventure! While the word I dislike the most is “teuer” meaning expensive or costly. Here we share some experiences of summer in Europe and how, if one isn’t careful, it can easily take a bite out of your savings-cheese.
The “sommerfeiern” or vacation in Germany has begun in full swing, the social distancing & isolation asked from citizens during COVID-19 seems to be a thing of the past. A much beloved personal destination is that of natural lakes here in Germany. Some are for swimming and sport for example the Tuttenbrockese See in North-Rhine-Westphalia or Wißmarer See in Hessen are smaller more intimate lakes perfect for summer swimming. Others are enjoyed for sunset drinks or sunrise jogging such as the Aasee in university town Münster. The Aasee is an excellent free location for picnics, watching sailing and rowing. Unfortunately, most Lakes ask for a fee from reasonable €2 to a whopping €10 or €15! Always look online before making the spontaneous trip, learnt that the hard way. Still can’t say that the dive into the refreshing teal water wasn’t worth it!
Keep it simple this summer. A term to perhaps adopt especially given the delicate situation of COVID-19 could be ‘micro-adventures’. Forge new hiking paths, canoe backyard rivers & support locals at nearby markets! Helping to stay within your budget & stay healthy too.