Built Around 1200


Dining and Adventures together!! A splendid nook not known to many but well worth visiting–the views and ruins are amazing (and no, I did not go inside and break any rules–it is allowed!!) Learn the History

Creativity and Coffee


I admit it, I am a coffee and postcard addict. I crave to sample and savor beans and caffeine wherever my feet go, taking a moment to send a postcard to a friend or family member.   I also collect ‘smashed’ pennies, kind where you insert a coin and a payment, turn the crank, and … More Creativity and Coffee

St. Martins Church, Ettlingen, Baden-Wartümberg, Germany


One lovely, very sunny (and thus hot day), I leisurely went into St. Martins to enjoy the shade and for prayers.  The church was silent, in reverence of peace and quiet–the church being void of other humans. I bolted upright from a very bizarre sound, not from the ding dang dong of the musical bells, … More St. Martins Church, Ettlingen, Baden-Wartümberg, Germany

Kirch & Kloster (Ruins) and town of Bad Herrenalb


Video Link A fellow tourist summed it up perfect (excerpt from German Eagle) The Cistercian monastery, origin of the town, was founded in 1149 by Berthold III von Eberstein and his wife Uta. It became economically successful, in the 14th and 15th century it prospered. However, the end came soon: In 1525 farmers plundered it, … More Kirch & Kloster (Ruins) and town of Bad Herrenalb