Sometimes, when arriving at the Frankfurt Airport and driving on the Autobahn to Würzburg, I stop by the Mespelbrunn palace built in 1569. The moated castle, also called Wasserschloss, is located in north Bavaria between Aschaffenburg and my hometown Würzburg The castle has gained worldwide fame due to its picturesque appearance and romantic location. In May 1, 1412, the Archbishop Johann von Mainz gave the … Continue reading The romantic picturesque Mespelbrunn Castle
The Advent in Germany is the most magical and festive time. I remember the romantic historical Christkindlmarkets, the garland, lights and glittering Christmas trees, the Glühwein and Lebkuchen that makes a dreary season heart light up. Continue reading “Weihnachten” from my Childhood
While walking or riding the bus to school in Würzburg, Germany, I have passed the Röntgen House many times, not really paying attention. After some history lessons in school, I learned the significance of this famous research building. I found out that the first x-Rays were discovered in Würzburg by W.C Röntgen in 1885 The Röntgen Haus in Würzburg is a historic house associated with … Continue reading What does Würzburg has to do with x-rays?
The Zwiebelkirchweih (“Zwiebelkerwe”, or in English “Onion Tart Parish Fair”) takes place every year on the 24th of August in the Semmelstraße and is the traditional conclusion of a pilgrimage that started in 1647 and continued every year from August 20 to 24 and concluded in Würzburg. Continue reading A Pilgrimage to Würzburg
Every now and then we visit my hometown Würzburg. We rent a little vacation home, only 10 km down the river in Veitshöchheim, the town where I spent my childhood. Continue reading Würzburg, where I grew up
My friends Margarete and Anneliese until recently owned the Hotel and Restaurant Stadt Mainz (see update on bottom). It has been a family business since 1920. Located in the Semmelstrasse, right in the center of Würzburg, and only 500 meters from the Marktplatz and the Residenz Castle Continue reading The Schwarzmann Girls from Würzburg