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Lübeck is much more than Marzipan

Joyful, lively and relaxed, that is how it felt spending four days in Lübeck, Travemünde, and the Timmendorfer beach to the north. Walking through the winding streets of the Altstadt, I admired the imposing brick architecture of the old town island and Nordic beauty that has retained the charm of an original port city. I was looking forward to a visit to Lübeck, also called … Continue reading Lübeck is much more than Marzipan

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The”Giant” in Miltenberg

The real GIANT „Zum Riesen” in Miltenberg was documented as a medieval Hostel, and is now operated as a Hotel. Did you know, the “Giant” can justifiably be called the oldest royal hostel in Germany. Dr. Ph. Madler mentions in his 1865 historical memorabilia of the Inn “Zum Riesen“, that Charles IV took quarters there for eight days in February 1368. Documents from Dr. Madler … Continue reading The”Giant” in Miltenberg

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A fascinating view from the Engelberg Monastery

Every so often, when in the Miltenberg area, we take a hike up the Engelberg mountain. Climbing up the 612 Engelstaffen” or Angel steps, we have a breathtaking view of Grossheubach below. Once we reach the top of the mountain we’d walk the grounds of the Franciscan monastery and take a seat at a Biergarten to enjoy the local Franconian drinks and eats. The Engelberg … Continue reading A fascinating view from the Engelberg Monastery

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Füssen, a town with the most enchanting castles

After four exciting days in Munich, I drove about 90 minutes southwest towards Füssen with a short stop in Murnau (Staffelsee). It has been about 25 years and I was anxious to visit Füssen, which is nestled near a cluster of majestic Bavarian mountains and a view to several castles where King Ludwig II had lived. This town was a good starting point for my … Continue reading Füssen, a town with the most enchanting castles

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An empty Bocksbeutel wine bottle from 1905 was found in NY City

An exciting day for the people of Würzburg. An empty Wine bottle of 1905 was recently found at a construction work site in NY City at a former Biergarten. The “Bocksbeutel” carries the Coat of Arms of the Bürgerspital in Würzburg Some well known Vintners of Würzburg researched the archives and found something interesting. An old price list from 1910 had with all probability the … Continue reading An empty Bocksbeutel wine bottle from 1905 was found in NY City

Römerwelt Rheinbrohl, Limes

The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

A day after I visited Cologne and saw the monuments and Roman history there, I discovered that there was a museum called RömerWelt in Rheinbrohl near my river cottage. That morning I set my alarm for 7.30, made some coffee and got ready for a new adventure. That day exceeded my expectations learning more about the ancient Romans in my area Sections: ROME – A … Continue reading The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

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Römerbrücke, the oldest German bridge built by the Romans

Ever since I visited Trier a couple years ago, I am intrigued and fascinated in Germany’s ancient Roman history. About 1800 years ago, the Romans found a nice location at the Mosel river in Trier and built a bridge, the Römerbrücke. Sure, it’s not exactly the easiest construction project, but the Romans had immediate access to the roads on both sides of the river, which … Continue reading Römerbrücke, the oldest German bridge built by the Romans

Pumpkin Festival Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart

A Fairytale World of Pumpkins north of Stuttgart

A couple years ago, in September 2019, I was fortunate to see the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival north of Stuttgart. It is the largest Pumpkin exhibition in the world and has a new theme every year. The Pumpkin festival is every year at the end of August at the Ludwigsburg Castle Gardens. It has a display of 450,000 pumpkins that are artistically designed into sculptures. In … Continue reading A Fairytale World of Pumpkins north of Stuttgart