Tag Archives: Rhine River

Is This Really Necessary?

Germany, as anyone who lives here can tell you, is a land of rules and regulations. It is a minefield for newcomers who are going to make some minor transgressions of laws written and unwritten – and you can be sure your neighbors will tell you after the fact. When I saw this sign though, […]

Happy Birthday Hagenbach Tower

For a history junkie Europe can be agony. There is simply too much to take in. We were in Breisach, where the idea was to enjoy a sunny day with a walk along the Rhine, and maybe check out the cathedral that we had been told was worth a look. Too easy though to get […]

Sunnier Days

It has been gray in Sulzburg recently. Very little sunshine. It seems like we get 10 minutes in the morning and that is it for the day. Sulzburg sits in a valley. If I walk to a neighbouring town, a couple of kilometres or so, there is usually sunshine, though there’s no guarantee. At least […]

Urban Floating

It didn’t appeal to me as a family outing, but I was outvoted. So, I carried the bags.  For several months my wife has been intrigued by the idea of floating down the Rhine river in Basel, Switzerland. Turns out it is very popular – thousands of people do it, and there are usually only […]