Oppenheim’s Gruesome Bonehouse

July 11 The pretty little town¬† of Oppenheim on the banks of the Rhein River in Germany has a gruesome secret behind its massive red sandstone church. There, in the cellar of the little Michaels Chapel, lie the remains of some 20,000 souls who were laid to rest in the nearby cemetery between 1400 and […]

Good Night From Room 13 in Zum Baeren in Meersburg, Germany

July 9 We love staying in traditional hotels in Germany. These are a disappearing breed, as the younger generation doesn’t seem to be interested in the hard work required to operate an historic inn and restaurant. Brutal hours, responsibility for an historic structure and not exceptional monetary compensation are reasons why these jewels are closing […]

Welcome to Meersburg and a Wine Fest Besides

July 7 There is nothing like a good old-fashioned wine fest to get you in the mood to celebrate being in Germany. When we arrived in this colorful lakeside town there was one going on, second day, the so-called ‘Adults Day’ when most of those in attendance were behaving themselves because they had to be […]

Our Philosphy is Opposite the Big Bus Companies

July 5 Our current guests have all of the time they want to explore medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany. We’re spending three nights here in a lovely old inn, right in the center of the town within just a few minutes of everything. We had a snack at a bakery today, and we witnessed […]

Exploring Miltenberg am Main, Germany

July 5 Sisters Jennifer and Christina are exploring part of Southwestern Germany on our popular ‘Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses Tour’ which includes stays in some of the most unique villages and small towns we know in this region. The two young Canadians just experienced a night in Germany’s oldest hotel, built in 1590. […]

Heidelberg’s Student Jail

July 2 When a student attending Heidelberg’s historic university (established in 1586) had one too many beers at one of the many pubs in town, and when he sang too loudly in the quiet lanes leading back to his room as a result he just might end up paying a penalty by having to spend […]

Our Castles, Country Inns and Historic Guesthouses of Germany Tour

July 2 A tour to many of our favorite places in the southwestern corner of Germany is on now with two first-time travelers to Germany. Our Canadian guests are staying two nights in a castle located high above the village of Hirschhorn, Germany on the peaceful Neckar River. The tour will include visits to Heidelberg, […]