Tag Archives: Staufen im Breisgau

Take A Deep Breath….

I was going to post something about COVID-19 today. It is the hot topic after all. However, if you are like me you are probably getting sick of hearing about coronavirus. Tell me something new, don’t repeat the same information. But there is nothing new. The virus will spread. Most people will get it. The […]

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 […]