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

The Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse

The Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse

I heard about the Nachtmann Crystal Warehouse before we even arrived in Germany. Shopping for crystal at Nachtmann is right up there with going shopping for Polish pottery on the “must-do” list of most military spouses stationed in Germany. My husband and I aren’t much for crystal. In general, our … Continue reading

Kuhstall Cafe

Ten minutes east of Parsberg is a dairy farm with a twist: the loft of its barn has been converted into a dairy cafe. The Kuhstall Cafe (“the cowshed cafe”) has become one of my favorite local businesses to take friends to. The cafe’s loft looks out over the cows in the barn , and … Continue reading

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