Farms all through the low mountains of the Black Forest in southwestern Germany are installing solar panels to help cut down on their energy costs. The average homeowner gets about 30% of the cost back from the government. After seven years, the average homeowner has paid for the rest of the system and then can […]
Gini and Bill Packwood had a question for the mayor of Standenbuehl when we sat down with him in his dining room one sunny day recently. It’s sort of an odd question, but it would make perfect sense to a family historian. “Mr. Mayor. Our ancestors lived in Standenbuehl. They went to church in Weitersweiler, […]
Micro-Group Tour (Limit 10 people) Now booking for August Now taking reservations for our adventure with 13 days in the heart of Deutschland including Heidelberg, the Odenwald Forest, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the Romantic Road, Schwangau and King Ludwig’s Castles, Meersburg and the Rhein and Mosel River Valleys. Cost is from 4,800 to 5,400 Euro […]
Explore Germany’s little-known areas, hamlets and country lanes on this exclusive, slow-paced tour for the Dog Days of Summer. Now available for last-minute booking for August only. Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses of Germany Micro-Group Tour No more than five persons Day 1: Arrival at Frankfurt Intl. Airport. We drive an hour to the […]
The vines are starting to turn red and yellow along the beautiful section of the Rhein between Bingen and St. Goar. We stopped to take in the views as we left Bacharach on our way to Heidelberg on October 4.
We spent a couple of nights in Paula’s ancestral town of Eppingen, not far from Heilbronn and Sinsheim in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Eppingen is well-known in this area for its wealth of beautifully-preserved half-timbered houses. Some are huge, such as the “Baummisches Haus,” dating from 1562 and now a lovely small hotel and cellar restaurant with extensive […]
From Dena Ward, who hired Georg Grüneberg to do research for her in Brandenburg, Germany. Herr Grüneberg did work for Dena and her sister Grace in advance of our visit to the area in October, 2008. He has since done much more work, and Dena’s comments of August 23 are: I just wanted to let […]