I found the stairs that lead from the old town down to the lake.
It has been snowing for the last few days and I am completely besotted with snow. I love walking in it as it falls lightly all around me. I love seeing it resting on trees and rooftops and how it makes everything look beautiful and dreamy.
It is a beautiful day with a clear sky that makes you feel like walking. Mostly I am warm except for my face which is a permanent shade of pink from the cold air.
The first time I saw this sign I translated it to mean “difficult stairs” (schwer = difficult, treppe = stairs). Google translate tells me it means “sword stairs”. I will try to find out why…
The stairs go up to a tunnel that leads out into the old town right next to the Rathaus (town hall). I have been in there a few times to organise identity cards and school. Everything is done through the council and would be extremely confusing if I didn’t have a native speaker with me!
I decided to walk along the lake back into town. So pretty…
I was surprised to see so many ducks out for the day. Half of the lake has an icy coat on it but apparently ducks are fond of a bit of slip and slide. They were quite amusing to watch.