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polaroids from the romantic road

a plot from clever marketeers to increase tourism in the region, the romantic road is a route connecting different picturesque towns in the south of germany. i’m a sucker for a good roadtrip, and this sounded like a great one — so around easter, we packed our friend’s jorge car and the three of us drove all the way down there to check it out.

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we started in würzburg and made our way south until füssen, where we visited the “castle to rule them all“. on our way, we passed rothenburg ob der tauber, feuchtwangen, dinkelshbühl, nördlingen, giengen and augsburg, before turning back up and heading towards munich via wies, then finally nuremberg and bamberg.

we visited castles and walked on ancient walls, ate an overwhelming amount of sausages, slept on tiny b&bs with generous breakfast spreads… it was perfect on all accounts. the south hides exactly the kind of hidden medieval germany that one reads about in fairy tale books :)

we took some polaroids on the way, to keep track of the sights and facades… thought i’d share them here.

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aaaaah… that brings back some really nice memories! this was also the roadtrip where we crossed the european watershed and saw all the postcrossing bags… but the best of it all? i’ll tell you about it on the next post! :)

the postcrossing postcard bags

i have quite a few things to write about bavaria and our lovely april roadtrip down the romantic road – but i’ll start by an insignificant detail which inevitably caught our eye: the postcard bags!

first thing we noticed when we checked in at the hotel the first night? this:

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and then later that day, on a museum shop:

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they were everywhere in bavaria, our little postcrossing-themed bags! :)

they resulted from a collaboration with schöning verlag, a card publisher who used to sell the back space of their paper bags for advertising. but sales of ads were down, and one day they found out about postcrossing, and decided to offer us the space for advertising the project. maria did her magic with the design and baam! they printed millions of them, and spread them all over germany.

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it’s impossible to measure just how effective they are as a means of spreading the word, but it’s still very cool to stumble on them :) plus, their bags look 200% nicer now!