Storchentag in Haslach by Wikimedia

“Storchentag” in the Black Forest

Haslach, a town in the Black Forest with 7000 people celebrates end of February the “Storchentag” (Day of the Stork). Children walk through town with white bags that is led by the “Storchenvater” the father of the stork. They call “Heraus, Heraus!” (get out). Customarily, the towns people throw sweets, fruits and pretzels out of their windows. Continue reading “Storchentag” in the Black Forest

Wismar Altstadt, Old Town

Wismar, an old hanseatic Town with magnificent buildings

With its magnificent buildings, Wismar’s historic old town is one of those medieval city centers in northern Germany that have been well preserved. The old Hanseatic city has been able to keep its medieval urban layout with the street network, closed quarter structure and the market square unchanged. Continue reading Wismar, an old hanseatic Town with magnificent buildings

Martin Glas Heimatphotographie Der Riese Miltenberg Sticky post

The”Giant” in Miltenberg

The „Zum Riesen” was documented as a Medieval Hostel, and is now operated as a Hotel. 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. Jost Virnhaber from Schwäbisch-Hall must have been an outstanding “Giant owner”. … Continue reading The”Giant” in Miltenberg