I spent the weekend in Bremen as it was my father’s birthday. Two days of perfect weather which made us wander around a bit along the river, running past gazillions of people coming from the football stadium after Bremen’s club had apparently won very highly. Before I left we strolled across the Freimarkt, which is a bit like a smaller version of München’s Oktoberfest in Bremen and is conveniently located just behind the railway station. The attractions are – not surprisingly – rollercoasters and drunk people. I’m not too much of a fan, but I thought it’d be nice to have a look at it, particularly as it was really nice and sunny outside and I had to get to the station anyway.
But it wasn’t all that great. All the attractions which look sort-of pretty with their lights at night, are kind of ugly at daytime when all the supporting structures can be seen and the lights don’t make a big difference. And once your age starts being double (decimal) digit, all the attractions just look a bit less exciting anyway.
The only things that made me smile were the ubiquitous Sponge Bob prizes and the roast almonds I got before rushing to the train and leaving. I don’t know how Sponge Bob could become so successful, but he certainly deserves the fame.
I can’t remember ever having experienced a Freimarkt with good weather. Heck, even Bremen with good weather almost seems a stretch. It’s the Scotland of Germany, climate-wise. ;-)