Bavarian villages in the Alpine foothills are always cozy, picturesque places. Some (those that are far from the road) are completely original. If the village is large, then the hotel is private: there is a restaurant and rooms on the lower floor, the owner's family lives on the second. Everything is very cozy and home-like.
And there are villages like this one, that is, by local standards, large: with its own church, several sitting yards, and more like typical Bavarian villages (in our opinion, closer to the village). However, each village has something of its own, here, for example, the village of pumpkins!
They are grown in the fields in the neighborhood, in Bavaria, a very developed farming economy, and all these are private owners. So on the edge of the village, just where the fields begin, there is a place to sell pumpkins, all different for every taste and even color … But there are no sellers, there is a box for money and an announcement of how much it costs: choose the one you like and add the money in a tin box-cash register. There are no cameras either, everything is on trust. It looks like this …
Potatoes are sold nearby: open the door on the left - here the old potatoes are cheaper, behind the door on the right - the young potatoes are more expensive. The prices are the same as in the store, and sometimes even cheaper.
But our attention was attracted, of course, by red-headed (and not only!) Pumpkins! I don’t know what those that cost 2 euros looked like, but this little thing is 4 pieces for 1 euro (somewhere around 71 r for 4 such colorful squiggles).
These are for 1 euro apiece …
But these "classic" orange beauties have a price tag on each. The price now depends not so much on the size, but rather on the shape - pumpkins, which will become horror stories on Halloween, are more expensive. But the flattened ones, from which you cannot cut a terrible muzzle, are cheaper.
The pumpkin mood does not end there, because many villagers put pumpkin compositions like this on their doorsteps and fences. In general, while we walked through this village, we not only collected pumpkins, but also pumped up positively, because pumpkins here can be found anywhere.
Typical courtyards in modern villages … there are no high fences anywhere, sometimes there are no fences at all. There are many flowers, and the apple tree is the favorite tree in the village. Although it is often planted not for the sake of harvest, but simply for beauty, and apples are not harvested.
And this is a wonderful tradition, I often see it in villages … if a baby is born in a house, parents put an identification mark on the gate and hang up the children's clothes. And it is immediately clear who the stork brought to this house.
Dmitry's blog (Vintage Bavaria)