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. TheContinue 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 IContinue 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–     Treasure hunting is so much fun–andContinue reading “Kloster-Monastary Ruins, Fraunalb, Germany”