Category Archives: Inside Germany

“While my guitar gently weeps…”

It´s a first for me. I´m first at “English Stammtisch”. The others are coming. Hopefully. Ever since Glaubigs said our meetings will resume this Thursday, I couldn’t wait. It´s been more than a year since my last session there. Now, … Continue reading

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D for Dambeck near Salzwedel

On our virtual tour through Saxony-Anhalt it´s on to Dambeck. A typical village with a typical church for this part of the Altmark too – going back all the way into the high Middle Ages – sometime in the 13th … Continue reading

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Burg – city of towers just north of Magdeburg

Burg is the 3rd largest city in Sachsen-Anhalt – but still hardly heard of. Yet there´s a lot to see and not just towers, churches and steeples. Theodor Fontane , author of one of my long time favorites “Der Stechlin” … Continue reading

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Making friends in “Geisterstadt”

LinkedIn reminds me, that I´ve been here in Lutherstadt Wittenberg for three years already. That´s about as long as our good Lord´s public ministry lasted back in His days. For me it feels like a lifetime, but for others here, … Continue reading

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Escape in winter gardens

In the current lockdown the winter gardens of Wörlitz are out of bounds for most.  We´re only allowed to visit within a 15km circumference. Still, a number of locals made it out to this frosted location and some of us … Continue reading

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Weihnachtsrundbrief von Webers in Wittenberg

Es weihnachtet sehr und das Jahr 2020 als annus horribilis liegt Gott sei Dank gesund überstanden hinter uns. Das neue Kirchenjahr ist gut im Schuss und mit ihm die Hoffnung, dass es im nächsten Jahr viel besser wird. Schließlich dürfen … Continue reading

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Review of some essays on Sasse

This volume is a fine tribute to Hermann Otto Sasse, born in Sonnenwalde on 17th July 1895. A colorful addition complementing the series “Oberurseler Hefte”, masterfully edited by prolific Werner Klän:  bilingual, international, scholarly, sometimes with literary flair and whiffs … Continue reading

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Fix it

There was a time, when I outgrew my shoes. Even the old trusted vellies were due for replacements in the new year. We´d go to Cuthbert’s in Victoria Street. They´d measure the foot, add half an inch for growth and … Continue reading

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It´s Luther´s birthday and time to get the goose going…

Today´s Luther´s 537th birthday and tomorrow is the Holiday of St. Martin (Bishop of Tours). That´s the day little Luder (ne Luther!) was baptized and christened with that name in St. Peter and Paul. Many Germans celebrate this holiday with … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rügen

During this time, people are anxious to get out into the open once again. It´s normal, if you consider that the average living space in Germany is just a little more than 40 square meters per person. That´s why they … Continue reading

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