For the last month I’ve been in Regensburg, Germany. If you ever have the chance, you should visit. Regensburg is a Bavarian gem that gets overlooked by travelers who opt to visit the larger, main cities in Germany. This is my second time to visit Regensburg. My first time was five years ago with my parents, around the Christmas holiday.
I knew it would be cold during the winter months, and I was prepared for snow. Where I’m originally from in the U.S. (Alabama), it rarely ever snows. When it does snow one day out of every 10 years, it’s only a light dusting. It also rarely snows in Rome, Italy. It snowed three years ago in Rome and caused the whole city to come to a stand still because it’s not the norm there.
Getting to experience snow where I live is rare, so when I am somewhere that has snow, I love it.
It makes me happy and feel giddy.
I’m sure the locals who have to deal with commuting in the snow and getting out in the freezing temps to shovel snow from their walks and driveways don’t feel so giddy every time it snows. I love it though.
Most of my days this month have been spent like the photo above … snow outside, warm, cozy fire inside, and lots of gazing out to watch the falling snow.
Sometimes we even brave the cold temps and go outside to play in the snow.
Below are some photos I’ve taken in and around Regensburg during snow days.
The backyard of the apartment where I’m staying.
The lonely chapel.
Dom St. Peter
Thurn and Taxis Palace
And if you like cats, below is a video of Dolce seeing and experiencing snow for the first time this year when we were in Prague.