Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Let’s travel to Germany – Berne with Barbara from MermaidsHatbox
1. What city do you live in? What makes it special?
My hometown is Berne and is a part of Lower Saxony. Berne is a very little Town near Bremen and Oldenburg. I live with my family a little bit outside near the river Weser. At night I can hear the ferry and this is a homeland sound for me. The ferry connect our region with the City of Bremen. The landscape around Berne is called “Wesermarsch” and characterized by meadows and pastures. The landscape is very flat It called: you can see on Friday, who’s coming to lunch on Sunday! In Berne we have also a Stork Station where injured storks be maintained healthy. There are now so many storks, that everywhere to find them on the meadows. Normally, the storks fly to Africa during the winter months, but now the winter doesn’t get so cold and they find their feed here, most of them spend the winter in the Stork Station.
2. What are several places everyone visiting your country should see?
Germany has many different landscapes.
The oceans Baltic Sea and the North Sea with the Frisian Islands and the very special Wadden Sea in the North.
The mountains (Alpen) in the south and between many highlands, forest areas, rivers, some with wine growing areas. Many nice old Towns with a great tradition.
If you come to Germany spend a few days on the Frisian Islands and the Wadden Sea National Park.
Go to the Harz a Highland in the middeleast region of Germany and visit historical towns like Goslar, Einbeck, Hameln.
In Bayern you find many cute cityies like Bamberg and don’t forget to spend time on Rhine and Mosel and visit places like Koblenz, and Bingen to taste the wine by the winemaker.
3. How have the customs, traditions, geography, nature etc. inspired the items you create?
Now here in Northern Germany we have many stormy days with cold winds from the sea. I began to sew accessories for myself, then for family and friends. Now I sell my items at the market.
4. What are you doing this fall to drive your business in your community? Are you doing a festival or show? How do you reach out to your community?
In September my market season begins. Right now I do markets every other weekend. Near Christmas it will be every weekend. I work for the autumn / winter season the whole year.
Most shows are on very nice and historical places and buildings. For example: Burg Blomendahl in Bremén oder ” Gut Varrel” in Stuhr.
5. What are your social media sites?