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Happy New Year 2008

Published on Dienstag, Januar 1st, 2008

Photos taken within December 2007 in Eschach/Buchenberg in the Allgäu.

Sunshine Only Within

Published on Samstag, November 10th, 2007

Onset of winter in the Allgäu: 50cm of snow the last 24 hours, 50 more to come. The furnace is roaring. Sunshine Only Within.

First Snow

Published on Samstag, Oktober 20th, 2007

.:*~*:._.:*~*:. Snow Falls Softly At Night .:*~*:._.:*~*:. .:*~*:._.:*~*:. When I Woke Up It Was White .:*~*:._.:*~*:. .:*~*:._.:*~*:. Na, na, na, na, na, na, naaaa .:*~*:._.:*~*:. .:*~*:._.:*~*:. Na, na, na, na, na, na, naaaa .:*~*:._.:*~*:.

Last Snowfall in May

Published on Sonntag, Juli 8th, 2007

Impressions of Home. Last snowfall in the Allgäuer Alpen the end of May …

Maypole in Buchenberg

Published on Dienstag, Mai 1st, 2007

Today, the 1st of May known as May Day in general, a traditional holiday in many countries throughout the world and in „pre-Christian European pagan cultures“ which marks the beginning of summer, we celebrated the erection of our Maypole here in my hometown. The maypole is a tall wooden pole decorated with several long coloured […]


Published on Montag, April 16th, 2007

View over the still snow-covered Allgäuer Alpen this slightly hazy morning…

The Return of Wintertime

Published on Dienstag, März 20th, 2007

After a long missing and almost forgotten wintertime here in the Allgäu in the South of Germany, snowdrops and crocusses had already blossomed and everyone was preparing for an early spring. We should have known better! Even the early days of May we get snow almost every second year. So March is definitely still a […]

„How to eat white sausage“

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„Why is Bavaria famous everywhere throughout the world for its Bratwurst?“ I ask myself in a previous entry on the Oktoberfest a couple of weeks ago. Not only for its Bratwurst in general but also for its Weißwurst in particular. The 22nd of February 1857 the beer cellar „Zum ewigen Licht“ at the Marien- platz […]

Kanzelwand – Allgäuer Alpen

Published on Montag, März 5th, 2007

„Zu Hause ist es eben doch am Schönsten!“ Kanzelwand – Allgäuer Alpen

Funkenfeuer in Buchenberg

Published on Dienstag, Februar 27th, 2007

On Sunday Invocavit, the 1st Sunday of fasting, our region as well as some parts of Austria and Switzerland celebrate a tradition called „Funkenfeuer“ (maybe best translated as „fire of flying sparks“). The days before youngsters collect old christmas trees, wood, straw, and crates within the local area. Now- adays associations dedicated to the maintenance […]