I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was awesome. We went to German village in Columbus on Saturday and we spent Sunday at our friends' new house (an old farm house).
What did you do?
We had two main reasons to go to German village: we really wanted to see the huge book store, it has 32 rooms full of books. And David wanted to see if the Bratwurst at the German restaurant is a real German Bratwurst.
It was around 1 p.m. when we arrived at the German village that's why we started our day in the restaurant. We had to wait almost an hour to get a table which was very annoying for me but pretty normal for an American like David. The played some nice music outside while we were waiting: The Ententanz and Dschingis Kahn for example. I was proud because I was the only one who knew the German lyrics. Haha.
After what seemed like ages a girl in a weird Dirndl brought us to our table and we ordered. Salad for me because Germans only eat meat according to their menu. And Bratwurst with Sauerkraut and Reibekuchen (potato pancakes in English, Grumperküschelcha in Saarländisch) for David. David said the Bratwurst was okay but not like the ones he tried in Germany. I expected that outcome because their Bratwurst didn't really look like German Bratwurst. Plus they had stuff like "Knockwurst" and "Weiner Schnitzel" on their menu. If you are a real German you know that it's "Knackwurst" and "Wiener Schnitzel". So I am not sure if they have any Germans working there, I did not hear a single German word during our day there.
Plus all the "German pastries" might be delicious but they are definitely not German. And I have to say that "fudge" is definitely not a German thing. Even when they sell it in "Schmidt's German fudge and gift house".
But yeah, we had an awesome time and lots of fun....just not a very German time.
After that we walked around in German village for a while, looked at the "Hausfrau Haven" (Hausfrau means housewife) and other funny little stores and then went to the Book Loft.
Which is an awesome place.
32 rooms full of books, posters and puzzles.
I have no idea how long we have been there but I got completely lost and it felt more like a museum than a book store.
I looked for a vegan baking book but didn't find one. But it's definitely worth a trip because they offer all kinds of books, you just need lots of time to look at everything.
If you ever travel to Columbus you should definitely plan a visit at the Book Loft.
Thanks Schatz, for an awesome day!
Oh, and while we walked around in German village we saw some guys walking around with guns which was a little scary to see after all the recent shooting but it didn't stop me from taking some pictures. That was probably a bad idea, David wasn't very excited about it but we did not get shot. And I still have my left arm.
Here's the proof. 2 big guns and guys completely dressed in black. Nice.
Have a great week!