Now that we have embarked on this journey, it is time to show you around the town and teach a little German to you.
Auf Deutsch (in German), a small village is called a Dorf. Our haus is actually on Dorf Strasse so that means we live on one of the main, old roads of the city. It leads out to some really amazing places that I can’t wait to show you! Of course, that is from what I can learn on the internet. We will not be in our home until this summer so for now, I must wait on pictures from me overseas-bestie, or cyberstalk anyone who has ever snapped a pic in the vicinity of my lil’ German castle. (Not really, just feels like a castle (Schloss) to me.)
Since I have to scour the internet to find cool pics of the place, you must imagine my delight when I found this video on YouTube of the village of Wasserleben. Since I have not yet visited, this is as close as you and I have been to our town just yet- Soon to be remedied of course!
If you wait for it, you can see our house at the 5:22 mark on the video. It rises before us like a golden sunbeam. That sound a little over the top, well just you see. I swear, my heart jumps and my eyes tear up every time it comes into view. It is just a glimpse, but it is right after you cross over the stream that runs through the town and, coincidentally, runs through the back of our house. When I say back, I mean, open the door and there it is back of our house. I can imagine myself sitting on the edge of that door jam, feet in the water, letting the summer air wash over me.
Enjoy the mini-film-tour through the village of Wasserleben where you will see new houses tucked right in with the old.
Next time I will share with you some of the fascinating history of this little town and the town nearby that dates back to 1100 AD.