St. Barbara Capella Ruins, Langensteinbach, Badische History


The St. Barbara Capella (church) was built in the beginning of the 1300s in the town edge of Langensteinbach here in the Alb Valley. A little history (compliments of the a German information website) tells the story beautifully here: "The first documentary mention of the Barbara Chapel as "capella sanctae Barbarae" dates from 1432. The … Continue reading St. Barbara Capella Ruins, Langensteinbach, Badische History

Black Forrest National Forrest and a Village


  15 kilometers in one day makes a very happy woman, and very tired feet!!! The adventure began with a tram ride to the North, and disembarking in Raumümzach--which only has one stop for the village (which also boasts a lovely place called 'Hotel Waterfall'). I packed my lunch, grabbed my rucksack and off I … Continue reading Black Forrest National Forrest and a Village

Kloster-Monastary Ruins, Fraunalb, Germany


Riding the tram (www.kvv.de) around the area has proven to be such a joy--it takes me to places I would have never known about before--like the quaint village of Fraunalb in Baden-Wurtämburg.  The videos show case some of the wonderful and beautiful aspects of the monastary ruins-- https://www.facebook.com/apotthoff1934/videos/10157509081340725/?l=5198473434139693099     https://www.facebook.com/apotthoff1934/videos/10157509194860725/?l=1117299377343678552 Treasure hunting is so … Continue reading Kloster-Monastary Ruins, Fraunalb, Germany