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

Eierlikoer, eggnog liqueur

Make your own Eierlikör or Eggnog Liqueur

I started making homemade Eggnog liqueur filled in cute bottles a few years ago. It was always very difficult for me to find Christmas presents that would suit my loved ones. Since then, this Eggnog liqueur bottles or Carafes have been a hit under the Christmas tree. Each bottle comes nicely wrapped Continue reading Make your own Eierlikör or Eggnog Liqueur

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 Continue reading The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

Cologne under Roman Empire 200 a.D, Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium

Cologne was a thriving Roman city 2000 years ago

I like to explore history, including the Roman Empire and their expansion thousands of years ago in Germany. While doing research, I discovered there were two big Roman settlements, one in Trier, and further north at the Rhine, the city of Cologne. You can still find some remnants of stone houses, roads and gates that have stood there 2000 years ago. Continue reading Cologne was a thriving Roman city 2000 years ago