Finally, the real reason I came to Germany, was to see my friend say, “I do!” Or whatever the German equivalent is… Ya!
The train ride from Hamburg to Flensburg was uneventful, there were plenty of empty seats available, reservations were not needed. My friend, Jan, picked up Olga and me from the train station to go to Glücksburg where all the guests were staying and the wedding was taking place. For the first time we got to experience the no-speed-limit autobahn at its full glory inside a car! 😛
We stayed at a rented condo just steps away from the Baltic sea. We could see Denmark on the other side of the water.
The morning walks out to the beach were amazing and will be highly missed!
The first day was the document signing at the courthouse in Flensburg. A small and intimate affair, it was amazing to be part of it! Everyone then met up at Jan’s parents’ amazing house for champagne toast, some food, cake, and plate breaking for good luck!
There were also plenty of cool rides to choose from! The stereotype is true, Germans do love their cars!
The official ceremony was the next day at the Glücksburg castle. I know! How amazing is that? A wedding in a castle! The afterparty was also on castle grounds. There were toasts and lots of dancing! But most importantly desserts! They were great! (I at them before I even thought about a photo.)
There was even proper threshold carrying.
As I am writing this post, I am realizing, I do not have much to say about the town, except that it was amazing! Mainly though because of the friends we’ve made. There was lots of laughter, we had an impromptu bachelorette party, and an impromptu car ride to and from Hamburg. Regardless, the area is truly beautiful! Perfect for a weekend getaway! There were lots of families on weekend holiday. Perhaps one day I can ring my family for vacation there.