Vienna is full of history. A weekend there wasn’t enough to even scratch the surface. Not surprising really. I don’t recall ever having taken a  European history course, certainly not since high school. And if I did not much of the Austrian section stuck with me. I learned a lot in three days, and want […]

… the snow globe was invented in Vienna?  Neither did I, until I saw this sign on a snow globe display at one of the many Christmas markets on now in the Austrian capital. I’m not sure the display sign should be considered accurate either. I looked it up in Wikipedia, and I think it might […]

I hadn’t planned on extending this series to a fourth day, but I had too many pictures I liked not to go for it one more time. I expect tomorrow’s post will be more words than pictures – unless I change my mind before then.

Pictures don’t really do justice to the ruins of the Hochberg castle. Especially given that it was a hazy day. I would imagine in the bright summer sun it becomes an even more impressive sight.

A photo essay today, more pictures from the Hochberg in Emmendingen. We spent about two hours wandering through this ruined castle, and I have this nagging feeling I missed some of it. A visit in the Spring would seem to be in order.

My wife said she’s heard there was a ruined castle worth seeing near Emmendingen, about 45 minutes away by train. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, and we be walking anyway. Why not walk in Emmendingen? It seems sometimes there is a ruined castle on every hill in Germany. The hill just outside Sulzburg, Castellberg, […]

A “picture is worth a thousand words” type of post today. Some more of the photos I took last Saturday at Freiburg’s Christmas market.