Saturday, June 26, 2010

Japanese Gardens in....Germany?



Last week we spent a little time in the Japanese Gardens in Kaiserslautern. It's a serene little getaway in the middle of a busy city. (Yes, K-town is a city to me. Remember I'm from a tiny little town in AR!) After walking inside the gates, I instantly felt more calm and relaxed. Id been feeling a little frustrated over the inprocessing events (long lines, complicated answers, etc.), so this was a much needed break. J told me to find my zen. Here in the gardens, it was easy to do so.






The entry fee was about 3 euros per person, and well worth it. They have a cute little cafe near the back of the gardens with plenty of places to sit and admire along the way. Coming from the US, it is difficult to get into the European relaxed and unhurried lifestyle. They definitely move at a different pace here and we are trying to adjust, to take time, and to slow down. It's all too easy to get caught up in the PCS craziness around here. Spending a little time in these gardens helped me regain my center.

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

Do you have the address for that? I'm going to be going to Ramstein/Kaiserslautern in a few weeks to get away and find something to do =) I'll be bringing my kids with me too.

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

Thank you for posting this! I love Japanese Gardens!

Uncork and Unwined said...

@Bonnie- I emailed you the information! Have fun during your visit! =)

@MRM- You're welcome! I know TLS will take you there soon!

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

Beautiful! And it's funny because I lived in Japan, and those gardens look very Japanese! Great pictures...thanks for sharing.

Mary and Sean said...

Those first few weeks of pCS are intense, aren't they? Glad you found a way to relax.

If you think a Japanese zen garden in Germany is strange, what about an Ocktoberfest in Tokyo in June?

Jon and Rach said...

Haha we have been here for two years and still have not gone to the gardens in K-town. We keep saying we need to though and your pictures and pretty! Welcome to Germany, you are going to have an awesome time traveling & your in for some amazing wine!!