Sunday, February 2, 2014

Out the back door

It's amazing what you can find, in a country as old as Germany, out your back door.  We went for a walk the other day and found the Hohenheim schloss, botanical gardens and exotic gardens.  The exotic gardens were gorgeous even in the winter- we can't wait to go back in the spring and have a picnic under those amazing, old trees.  In the garden there were also Roman ruins- baths, columns and temples.  This one is from a temple to Jupiter.

The schloss is now used by the university and has been since the 1800's, so most of the rooms are offices and libraries, etc.

It is still beautiful on the outside and the grounds are kept up with gardens and a vineyard.
Love that you can find those things within minutes of your own house.  We talked to someone who is almost ready to PCS and they hadn't even heard of it.  So many wonderful things just waiting to be discovered!