Tag Archives: Rothenburg

Christmas All Year Round

How many shopping days left until Christmas? I haven’t a clue. Nor am I going to look it up. But I know where to shop. Back in 2009 I discovered Käthe Wohlfahrt’s Weinachtsdorf (which I think translates into English as “Christmas Village”) in a visite to Rothenburg, Germany. I was impressed enough to snap a […]

Thoughts on Walls

Some thoughts originally posted in 2014 that you may have missed. One of the major differences I have found between the North American and European communities I have visited is the matter of walls. In North America we really don’t have any. That’s due, I assume, to the newness of urban life on this continent. […]

Don’t Throw Them

Stuck in meetings Tuesday and not able to finish today’s planned post. Given the season, I thought it reasonable to re-post this piece from 2016. I never sampled these round pastries that the Germans call snowballs. I’m not much into sweet stuff, and I had never heard of these things before. It seems though that […]

Snowballs!

No snow in my area of Germany. Also no snowballs, as these pastries are known. I don’t know if there is a more formal name. I discovered them in Rothenburg almost a decade ago. Don’t ask me what they taste like – I didn’t try one. My wife did, and as I recall she wasn’t […]

Snowballs

I never sampled these round pastries that the Germans call snowballs. I’m not much into sweet stuff, and I had never heard of these things before. But it seemed every second shop in Rothenburg, Germany, sells them. They’ve been a local delicacy for centuries. Each store or café claims to have a secret family recipe, […]

Crime and Punishment

Crime does not pay. But it does charge admission. We were in Rothenburg, and I already knew that one of the must-see sites for me was the Medieval Museum of Crime and Punishment. At least that is what my guide book called it, though I note the website refers to it now as the Medieval […]

Rules For Work

It’s Monday. Most of us are starting a new work week. Some of us perhaps not very happily – not everyone likes work. Perhaps your dislike of work is because you are unsure of procedures. You need more structure, to be assured of how things are supposed to happen at work. I can help with […]

Walking The Walls

One of the major differences I have found between the North American and European communities I have visited is the matter of walls. In North America we really don’t have any. That’s due, I assume, to the newness of urban life on this continent. By the time the settlers began building cities walls had in […]