My family and I (fifteen in total) enjoyed some days in the Harz - the highest mountain range in Northern Germany.
|Me and the offspring, Kaiser Pfalz, City of Goslar|
Deciding for the proper attire I took into calculation the weather forecast (max temperatures of 20-24 degrees Celcius, likelyhood of rain every day), the altitude of the "Berg Hotel" (mountain hotel), the walking tracks and the small size of the nearby urban areas.
|The area surrounding the Berg Hotel in the village Hahnenklee|
So I went for 3 generic ensembles: breeches and Fair Isle knit for walking in the country side; a town & country suit in thorn proof tweed for visiting local urban areas and a Dinner Suit (we dined at the "Berg Hotel" every evening).
Furthermore a Bond style flat cap and a brown wool felt Fedora; A pair of tan Oxford full brogues, a pair of dark brown Derby brogues and of course a pair of patent leather Oxfords; Shirtings and ties in plenty.
Only regret is the wool felt Fedora which proved too warm - a straw hat would have been the better choice.
|Visiting the Wernigerode Castle|
|Wernigerode Castle - original a Medieval stronghold was rebuild to present looks in the 1890s|
As the hotel settings offered a private withdrawing room for our family I also brought my dressing gown, which is just right for taking of the suit jacket and relaxing with the family after a heavy German evening meal.