Tag Archives: Dottingen

More Visions of Fastnacht

I could hear the noise coming from the main street, which is only a block away, but I avoided it completely. Mind you, I broke some rules to do so. It was raining all Sunday morning, and the weather app on my phone said it would continue throughout the afternoon. That made a trip to […]

That Pot of Gold

The forecast said there was only a 10 per cent chance of rain, so I didn’t bother with an umbrella. Needless to say, I got wet as a flash storm hit Dottingen. The rain hadn’t stopped when the rainbow came out. I saw it first over the post office, then, as I began walking back […]

Under Construction

There are times when I wonder about the pace of life in this corner of Germany. Some things are painfully slow, especially construction projects. There is a street in neighbouring Laufen that was undergoing some repairs when we moved here more than a year ago. They are still working on it, though I must admit […]

Pick Your Own

It was the QR code and the idea of using PayPal that reminded me that even though this is very rural Germany, we are still in the 21st century.  A couple of kilometres away from our apartment, across from the grocery store we frequent, is a field of flowers. I noticed last fall that it […]


There’s a hill on the outskirts of Sulzburg that is mostly vineyard, with some trees at the top, and just begging to be climbed. Looks pretty steep, but you don’t go straight up unless you are part mountain goat. The vineyard paths will get you to the top, eventually. I have joked on occasion that […]

The Tower

While walking from Dottingen to Heitgersheim a couple of months ago we saw what looked like a scenic lookout on the ridge. At that point there wasn’t time (nor energy) to investigate further, but I promised myself we would return to see what the view was like. This past Sunday afternoon we went for a […]