October, 27th 2010 19:33:24 / by Carola Wedekind
Name of place:
Where is it exactly:
Bregenz is the capital of Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria.
How do you get there:
The place can be found right at the end of the lakeside promenade, at the right hand side. It actually ends in the water and is very close to the harbour.
Why is it so special for you:
I stayed at Bregenz for 4 weeks to work at the theatre. I had the best time ever in Bregenz and this was not only because of my colleagues and the gorgeous play we did: In Bregenz I saw the most wonderful and loveable person in the world for the first time. He drove over 800 kilometres across Germany to meet me in bregenz and to watch me acting. Although we’ve just skyped and phoned before Bregenz we fell in love with each other and we couldn’t wait to meet each other in ‘real life’. When he got off the train and we huged and smelled each other for the first time, we knew that it matches. How priceless a hug can be if you weren’t able to do that for weeks! He stayed for 10 days and every day was just undescribable and we never talked about it, but we knew that it was love at first sight. We just knew it.
After my rehearsals we used to walk along the promenade and enjoy our leisure time. At the same time there was a funfair and loads of people strolled around the promenade. This is why we found the place, because it was oh so quiet and peaceful. The only thing we’ve heard was the water swashing at the stones and far far away the cheering voices of the funfair crowd. It became OUR PLACE during our time in Bregenz. We went there nearly every day and talked for hours. Unfortunately he had to go back to Germany after ten days and I had to stay in Bregenz because of my work. It was a sad, heartbreaking good-bye. We didn’t know If we’ll see each other again, but we knew that we would never forget our special harbour-place!
PS: 2 months later he moved from Germany to Vienna, 1000kms away from his friends&family. He moved there because of me. And our first impression didn’t fool us: Now we are living together for 3 years.