Johannisfeuer Midsummer Celebration, Bischberg, Germany

Johannisfeuer, the Bavarian celebration of the summer solstice in Bischberg, Germany. I've included a video of the lighting of the fire by the local fire department and some pix of the food, beer and band. Happy summer!

Samba Festival, Coburg, Germany

Coburg, Germany, is the site of the annual Samba Festival, one of the biggest in the world outside of Brazil. Drum corps, Capoeira martial artists, and dancers from all over the world participate. Check out the colorful costumes and dedicated musicians!

Sunday Brunch at the Rococo Schloss Seehof, Bamberg, Germany

A wonderful brunch at Schloss Seehof in Memmelsdorf, near Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany. Once home to the prince-bishops of the area, the castle is being restored, along with its labyrinth, fountain and lake.