In Catholic Bavaria, but not the rest of Germany, January 6 is celebrated as Three Kings Day and it’a a legal holiday. Three children dressed as kings might ring your doorbell and sing a song and each one recite a verse. The Three Kings never visited us as long as we were living in Munich but out here in Gauting, just 17 km distant, the tradition is going strong. Darn, I forgot to get a picture of them when they came. This is the end of the Christmas season, tomorrow is the first day of school and life as normal – at last.
It was sunny but cold, temps around freezing. We rode our bikes to Leutstetten, a favorite Bavarian restaurant and beer garden in the summer. On a warm sunny day you can hardly find a space to park your bike but today we were the only cyclists. We didn’t eat in the beer garden, mind you.