The Chapel of Bones in Evora, Portugal

May 27 We spent the first two nights of a southern Portugal and southern Spain tour with repeat clients Art and Carol in the pretty hilltop town of Evora, Portugal. One of the places we visited there is the Chapel of Bones, built in the early 17th century by monks of the adjacent Monastery of […]

The Little Chapel at Ersheim, Germany

October 8 We love taking our guests to out of the way places where they can experience something truly unique. The historic church at Ersheim on the banks of the Neckar River just outside of Hirschhorn is one of those places. It had been years since we last visited this very old church, first mentioned […]

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 […]

Postcard from Lucerne

The beautiful and historic Chapel Bridge was constructed in the 14th century as part of the battlements around the medieval town of Lucerne. It stood for more than 600 years until a carelessly discarded cigarette burned more than 90% of the bridge in 1993. It was rapidly rebuilt. Visit Lucerne on a custom-designed, private tour […]