Tag Archives: Sulzburg

One Last Weckensonntag Look

From 2018… Today a photo essay, just some of the pictures I took last Sunday at Sulzburg’s annual Weckensonntag event. I’ve been considering the differences between this very local festival and the much larger Fastnacht which is observed throughout the Black Forest.   Fastnacht is bigger and more colourful, but having seen it once I have […]

More Weckensonntag

When I think about it, my experience with this unique festival was rather limited. I was captivated by it our first year in Sulzburg, 2018. I missed the 2019 festival becasue we were traveling, though at the moment I can’t remember where. Greece maybe. In 2020 and 2021 the festival was canceled due to the […]

Only in Sulzburg

I was feeling uneasy today, a sense of FOMO – fear of missing out. Then I realized what it was. I am missing out. Tomorrow is Weckensonntag, and I won’t be in Sulzburg. So for teh next couple of days we are going to revisit 2018 when I first discovered this unique local festival. Our […]

The Blacksmith

One last look back at the 2018 Weckensonntag in Sulzburg. There’s a certain fascination that comes with watching someone perform a lost art.  Though I guess it isn’t really lost if people are still doing it. It must be 50 years since I last watched a blacksmith plying his trade, so it was nice to […]


Continuing from where we left off yesterday, some thoughts on this unique Sulzburg tradition, in this post from 2018. For my neighbour it is a nostalgic time. When she was a child, Weckensonntag was the day the children received their new spring outfits (in Canada for many families it is Easter for that). So I […]

Something Special

According to the calendar, Sunday is Weckensonntag. However the festival is canceled this year, I presume due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Still, we can celebrate nonetheless, with these thoughts and pictures from 2018. Our neighbour was insistent we had to take part in Weckensonntag, which is held the third Sunday before Easter. She told us […]

Like Them Ore Not?

I finally made it to the museum in Sulzburg. Only took three-and-a-half years. Mind you, the museum was closed for the past seven months, indeed for much of 2020, due to the pandemic.  It seems ironic that the place reopened the day we moved out of town. However, since we were in the area, we […]

Something Random

I got into a staring contest with a sheep the other day. It wasn’t deliberate. Local shepherds seem to park their flocks in convenient fields. Maybe there is a rhythm to it, but I haven’t been able to figure it out. It is possible there is only one flock, and I am just seeing them […]

Do You See It?

Look closely. Don’t feel disappointed if you can’t see it – I can’t either. Wandering through the Black Forest on a rare break in this rainy week, I came across this hill with a sign at the bottom (you can see the edge of it on the right). I stop and read such signs – […]

Wooden Fungi

I’ve been down the trail hundreds of times. I’ve even written about the carved mushroom just off the trail by the old quatrz mine. But this one is new. Sometime in the past week or so someone has carved a new mushroom out of a tree stump. It is perhaps a little more primitive than […]