Wolfstein Castle Ruins

Wolfstein Castle Ruins in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz

  Not too far from Hohenfels in the town of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz (upper Palentinate) is a haunting old castle ruins called Burgruine Wolfstein. According to my internet research (which we’ll take for what it’s worth), the castle was the seat of one of the most important noble families … Continue reading

Where Does Easy Get You?

Having Fun in Passau

For the most part, overseas duty stations are awesome. You get to meet people from all over the world, learn about local culture and traditions, and travel in places you’d only dream about otherwise. On the flip side, family and old friends are thousands of miles away, forcing you to … Continue reading

Exploring Kallmünz Castle Ruins

Kallmünz Castle Ruins

Kallmünz, Germanyis charming medieval town of about 3,000 people with cobblestone alleyways, gently leaning old buildings, a medieval stone bridge, and the ruins of a castle, which a friend recently took me to see for the first time. What I’ve read online about the ruins is that the earliest castle … Continue reading

Day Trip Week is Done!

Day Trip Week was a success! Inspired by our husbands being out of town this week, another new mom and I took our little ones on five day trips in six days. We had such much fun that it’s hard to believe that our husbands are already back from their time … Continue reading

Day Trip to Kallmünz, Germany

On Tuesday, I told you about Day Trip Week, and how I was hoping to practice using specific settings on my Nikon D7000 DSLR as I day tripped around Bavaria. One of our first day trips of the week was to Kallmünz, Germany, a Bavarian town of around 3,000 people … Continue reading

Germany's Oldest City Part II

Yesterday I introduced you to Germany’s oldest city, Trier. I shared pictures of 2nd century Roman ruins, the 4th century Palastaula, and the town’s central market, market cross, and market fountain, built in 882, 958 and 1595, respectively. Today, I have more of Trier to share with you. Yesterday’s photos … Continue reading

Germany's Oldest City Part I

We spent Father’s Day on a day trip to Germany’s oldest city, a town near the Luxembourg border called Trier. Legend has it that Trier was established in around 2,000 B.C. Historians, however, believe that the city was established in 16 B.C. by the Roman emperor Augustus. Trier holds the … Continue reading

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