1. Tonight's the first Heidelberger Schlossbeleuchtung of the year!
2. Ever go to get yourself some Eis (ice cream) in Germany and wonder what the green flavor Waldmeister is? Then you ask the staff, and they can't explain it, except that it's just Waldmeister? In English it's called sweet woodruff. You can also buy little jello snacks and hard candies in this flavor.
3. Bek wrote this post today that reminded me of the noon whistle in the town where I grew up! I hadn't thought about that in a while and I don't even know if my town still does it or not. A siren did one big blast every day at noon. The same whistle was used for fires and tornadoes, only it went longer for those. Wondering about them, I googled "noon whistle" and discovered that the internet is full of siren aficionados! They take videos of sirens going off, talk about siren models, where they are, and when they go off, and share the videos on YouTube. Each of the siren videos has hundreds of comments from these siren people! Who knew!? Try playing some for yourself, but turn down the volume, or your neighbors might think you're under attack.