I cannot say it enough: summer is finally here. We had such a icy winter and such a cold wet Spring that it is hard to believe that it’s warm and sunny. It still feels like a dream and we try to take advantage of the summer rays because once September rolls around, the summer fun will be over.
Today we decided to drive out to the town of Reichelsdord west of Nuremberg and take our little bbq grill for a walk to the Birkensee (Birch lake). I habe to say that I was really surprised by the beauty of this small lake. We parked our car at the edge of a forest and walked through the woods for 10 minutes until we landed right at the wdge of the lake. It’s a family-friendly lake with sandy beaches and tree-covered enclaves, bbq areas, and refreshing water to swim in. The only thing you should be prepared for is that nudity is allowed here, so if you’re uncomfortable with nude people swimming, sunning, or walking around you, then you should go to another local lake. Otherwise, this is a great gem tucked away at the edge of the city that we will definitely return to for a summer refreshment.