Hello friends! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I suppose the reason is that I haven’t travelled much lately and I enjoy writing about my travels and sharing travel tips here on the blog. Because I’ve been around Würzburg the past few months, I’ve had more time to check out my new city and the surrounding area. I’m currently working on a blog post about my favourite cafes in the city and plan to check out and write about the Würzburger Weindorf (one of the local wine festivals here), so keep your eyes peeled!
This past weekend was a long weekend here in Bavaria. Though we tried to get out of town, our attempts at planning a trip fell through and we decided to make the most of our staycation in Würzburg. Since the weather was lovely, we thought it was high time to get our new balcony in shape for summer. We bought geraniums and planters to hang off our balcony, potted some herbs, and lugged a ridiculously heavy cement umbrella stand up 3 flights of stairs. To celebrate our balcony efforts, we visited the Stadtstrand in Würzburg on Sunday night to toast the unofficial kickoff to summer.
The Stadtstrand is a seasonal city beach here in Würzburg. Since there is no natural sand beach in the area, a man-made beach is put in every summer along the banks of the Main river for locals to enjoy. It was originally set up in June 2006 and has been running ever since. In April each year, 580 tonnes of sand are brought in to cover 2,700 m² along the Main in Sanderau, a quarter in Würzburg. Customers can order a drink or a snack at the bar before heading out to find a seat at one of the many beach chairs, tables, and umbrellas set up along the beach.
You can get a feel for the vibe of the Stadtstrand in this little video: