Tag Archives: Staufen im Breisgau

Another Anniversary

Every so often my wife and I walk over the hills to the Black Forest town of Staufen. There’s a cafe there she likes, and the five kilometre walk is a healthy one. Whenever we walk down the main street I see signs commemorating the date Allied forces bombed Staufen during World War II and […]

Downtown Staufen

Sunday afternoon nothing is open in Germany, at least not where we live. And December 24 not many people were out window shopping – everyone was already home with family. We took the opportunity to visit Staufen, which is about five kilometres from home. I had been through the castle on my first visit to […]

Staufen Revisited II

A couple of years ago I visited the ruins of the castle in Staufen in the Black Forest area of Germany. I had just gotten off the plane and was considerably jet-lagged and probably didn’t appreciate it as much as I should have. Times change. Last week some friends sent us a real estate listing […]

Staufen Revisted I

A couple of years ago I visited the ruins of the castle in Staufen in the Black Forest area of Germany. I had just gotten off the plane and was considerably jet-lagged and probably didn’t appreciate it as much as I should have. Times change. Last week some friends sent us a real estate listing […]

Staufen Castle I

It’s a pile of rocks at the top of a hill, a nice walk on a sunny Spring afternoon. At one time the castle at Staufen im Breisgau was a pretty big deal. Now it is just pretty. The castle was built initially in 850 (on a site where the Romans had had a watchtower […]