An Easter / Spring Walk to Medieval Altenburg Castle in Bamberg, Germany

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Germany is in full bloom, with pussy willows in the flower stalls, gearing up for Easter. Visitor from the States - and former Bamberg resident - leads me on a beautiful, if uphill, walk to Altenburg, the medieval castle on the hill.

BMW World and the 1972 Olympic Park in Munich, Germany

My first of several visits to BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. It's next to the Olympia Park where the 1972 Olympics were held and those terrorists created such a stir. It was a peaceful visit, though, and one of my longtime wishes came true!

Bamberg Zaubert, Germany, Dirndls and Traditions

Opening procession photos of Bamberg Zaubert, annual circus celebration in downtown Bamberg, Germany. Musings on life in Bavaria, open-air markets, dirndl racks in department stores, and European traditions.

Finding an Apartment in Germany – Next Part

OMG, people, I realize I left out the best part of the apartment story!

Remember (and I know you remember because you hang on my every word and commit it to memory) that the first apartment I looked at in Bamberg was a one-room studio overlooking a courtyard in a semi-industrial area. Across from the apartment was a fitness studio that was being built out and would open soon. It was this construction that made the area look not quite so beautiful when we looked at the room.

Anyway, I had been so disappointed that I didn’t get this place. But, of course, now I have the larger place in Bischberg and that’s working out fine. read more