September 23 Who needs Munich and the crowds when you can celebrate one of our favorite times of the year in a tiny pub and hotel in medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber? James Derheim poses in his new lederhosen with Miriam, the co-owner of ‘Alter Keller’ in Germany’s prettiest town.
September 22 Brothers Philip and Lin and their wives Diane and Jennifer just arrived in Germany to begin their two week adventure in Germany and Austria. This is the first time in the heart of Europe for the two couples. We started with Germany’s best-preserved medieval town, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where by coincidence their […]
September 19 Ken and Gloria Temple are now on their way home after their 17-day trip in Germany. The trip was a dream come true for Ken, a lifelong family historian who wanted to combine a sightseeing trip with visits to four key ancestral areas, including meeting some cousins. When he went to his local […]
September 14 from a visit on September 10 There are reminders of the division of Berlin everywhere. We walked the trail of the old wall recently, passing the new American Embassy, the spiffed up Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag. All along this route there is a double line of bricks marking the path of […]
September 5 Near Simonswald, Germany
September 5 Genealogy enthusiast Ken Temple has researched his German ancestors back several centuries. One of his lines comes from ‘Baden,’ and he knows they lived in the ‘Weinland,’ but that is as far as his knowledge extends. Further research is possible but not really convenient. And so today, just to get the feel for […]
September 2 Ken and Gloria have taken one of those ‘If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium’ bus tours through Europe. You know the ones. Breakneck pace, a different city every night and a different country every other day. They enjoyed the experience for what it was, but this time, for their return to Germany […]
July 27 What do you do when you are really, really, really sure that your competition is claiming to be the ‘Oldest’ at something, and yet, you are certain that YOU are the oldest? In Germany, if you’re in the bratwurst business, you take that person to court. That’s what happened (no kidding) in Germany […]