It was a hot day in August and I never thought Christmas was so close. Small town Lauscha is known for making Christmas glass ornaments and we went on a tour of Farbglashütte Lauscha. We saw how glass poles are being made and later ornaments, glass animals and plates/glasses. Even artificial eyes. Their store had several Christmas trees with loads of ornaments and since we missed the real Christmas last year I said YEEEEES! 🙂 I even blown my own Christmas ball ornament. After visiting a small local shop which…

Our german road trip continued in a small city of Sonneberg, where our lovely guide Lisa told us that this town used to produce 20 % of toys in the world! And then the Chinese came. Figures. In couple of months there will be a Toy hotel with theme floors and beautiful hand painted walls. Aaah, the day was sunny and our car was working perfectly. In Sonneberg you can also visit a very old teddybear shop called Martin Bären where the biggest teddybear was made (confirmed in Guinness book…

Our second day on the Toy Road led us through a beautiful landscape with purple flowers lit by a yellow morning light. The small town of Lichtenhein has a unique mountain railway in the midst of beautiful Schwarzatal valley. If you like hiking, you can hike in the forest and take the funicular for beautiful views. It was a peaceful ride in an open cart and we enjoyed the sun rays after a rainy day. We finally got to try the famous German sausage with cabbage and it was…

I don’t know how much do you know about Germany. But in Slovenia people believe in a couple of facts that apply to Germany or their products. They are successful, strong, rich, punctual and mostly blond.  They like to eat sausages and cabbage, and they have a lot of beer. And their cars never break down. After some misunderstanding at the airport we finally got the rent-a-car, Fiat 500. We sat in this cool cabriolet drove happily on the highway which by the way has no limit. We…

Tomorrow we get to be tourists again! German travel association asked us to explore and photograph the Toy Road. It’s a 300 km route that runs between Nuremberg and Erfurt, on which you can find loads of cool stuff like toy museums and shops, fun parks, toy factories and even a toy doctor! Not to mention the lovely German cuisine. Sauerkraut anyone? First of all, we get to be travellers again, and second, we’re flying from our home city, Ljubljana! The trip is already organised which is also…