13 October, 2012

Pumpkin Festival at Ludwigsburg Castle

Only in Germany are pumpkin festivals located in the backyard of a freakin' castle. 

So we started at the upper grounds of the Ludwigsburg Castle and made our way down to where the winners of Germany's biggest pumpkin competition were being shown off. And boy were they huge! Then we ended up wandering for oh, I don't know, about half an hour trying to find where all the delicious pumpkin flavored food & beverages were located. We ended up completely encircling the entire castle grounds and realized after that if we had taken a right instead of a left at the front of the castle we would have been there in about 2 minutes flat. Fail.

Once we made it to the "backyard" of the castle we were welcome by the aroma of cinnamon-sugar roasted pumpkin seeds. We made sure to pick up some pumpkin wine and ate a delicious variety of pumpkin dishes. I chose a large portion of pumpkin ravioli placed in pumpkin soup. There were pumpkins literally everywhere & even statues made out of pumpkins.












Our quick little day trip was abosolutely perfect! Everything I love about fall rolled into one day. Perfect fall weather. Beautiful blue skies. A crispness in the air. The leaves changing. Pumpkins everywhere. And boots and scarves as the dress code. 

9 comments:

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i loooove kuerbiskern oel! it's one of my favorite things to buy and bring home for friend in the US.

This Ordinary, Everyday Life said...

This looks amazing!! Love pumpkins :)

Dianna Cook said...

That looks like awesome fun!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

oh my goodness this is amazing. The photos are great & it looks like you had a blast. So jealous!

Jenn said...

Wow! Love all of the beautiful pumpkins! And that dog- LOL. How was the pumpkin wine? (You know I have to ask.) What a beautiful place. I cannot accurately put my jealousy into words. haha ;)

Kate said...

That looks so cool! I love pumpkin EVERYTHING and the castle/scenery looks gorgeous!

My Traveling Troop said...

Oooh! This post makes me miss Fall and pumpkin season! It's perpetual summer here in Singapore!

Alyx said...

This is one of my favorite palaces in germany -the grounds are just beautiful! And what a perfect place for a pumpkin festival, seriously!! So fun!!

Liz Myers said...

Love your photos! Every season in Germany is beautiful...I can't decide which is my favorite but the fall may be at the top!?!

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