|Alte Rathaus-city hall in Darmstadt|
We were there a few months before we moved on post.
With our daughter older and starting school I managed to take a German class and I remember quite a bit of it, thankfully.
While living in Darmstadt we got involved in the sport of Volksmarching. That's a noncompetitive series of walks, generally 10, 15 or 20 kilometers. They were usually set up to take you through scenic areas, by castles and historic little towns. We loved doing them and would frequently do 2 a weekend. You earned a medal and got to eat lots of fresh grilled bratwurst and in the winter sip some warm gluhwine.
We went all over southern Germany to do marches and even did one in Belgium.
Mac's company commander was a believer in adventure training and he organized a 2 day journey down the Rhine River in assault boats---wives got to go for the first day. He also organized a trip to Garmisch - Partenkirchen so we could all learn to ski.
Near Darmstadt are the remains of Castle Frankenstein. Now you know with a name like that we had to visit it.
|Volksmarch medals, not ours, have no idea what happened to all of ours.|
We loved our time there and it remains such a good memory, we were sorry to leave.