Tag Archives: Britzingen

Johanneskirche, Britzingen

I try to keep my promises, even if it takes a while. Last July (I think it was) I promised you that at some point I would get inside the church in Britzingen that I had been told is one of the most beautiful in the region. Every time I was in the town, it […]

Weinberg in Flammen – II

Just  a picture post today Рthe hills above Britzingen and the Weinberg in Flammen festival from Saturday night.

Weinberg in Flammen – I

Most people have heard about the big festivals of the world, such as New Orleans Mardi Gras and Rio’s Carneval. But you probably haven’t heard of Weinberg in Flammen. Saturday night was the annual “Vineyard in Flames” festival in Britzingen, or maybe I should translate that as Wine Hill in Flames.” Britzingen is about five […]

Seduced By A Sign

I wrote this piece more than a year ago, shortly after we arrived in Germany. I planned on using it then, but there was something else scheduled the day after I wrote it, then I switched phones. It has languished on the old phone, and might still be there if I hadn’t had to turn […]

Onion Cake

It sounds more impressive in German than in English:¬†zwiebelkuchen. It is all the rage in my area of Germany these days. It didn’t sound appealing to me at all. I mean, onion cake? Onions are useful as an accent in salads or perhaps fried, but I couldn’t figure out why anyone would want to put […]


We saw the banner for weeks, every time we drove through Britzingen. Winefest was coming. The town has a reputation for the excellence of its wines, so a festival seems appropriate. We stopped by on the Sunday, since we drive through Britzingen after church. The main street was closed, there was parking along the detour […]

Walking to Britzingen

It was a beautiful Saturday and my wife suggested we walk to Britzingen, which is about three towns from Sulzburg, depending on how you go through the vineyards. Round trip is about 10 kilometres (that’s six miles for Americans). We have walked to Britzingen before. The first time, back in October, we walked there from […]