Category Archives: Travels

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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Nachträglich zum Vatertag: Gottes Wort bleibt in Ewigkeit. Amen.

Fängt man zuerst mit dem besten Wein an oder hält man den nach göttlichem Vorbild für zuletzt? Da ich nicht weiß, wie lange das noch weiter geht, halte ich mich mal an die übliche Abfolge und fange in der Beschreibung … Continue reading

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Classical Weimar: A wonderful place to be!

Going to Weimar is obvious for any German teacher, especially if you specialized in the classics. But it´s also a hotspot for any culture lover, foodie or if you´re looking at a 2-hour travelling limit from your home base in … Continue reading

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The parsonage – a good place to be +

Next to the church comes the parsonage. The study window looks out upon the churchyard, and if the pastor wants to see the steeple near, he must raise his head and eyes higher than other people need. The bell that … Continue reading

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Keeping in touch

Yes, Corona is affecting us too. The Old Latin School is practically shut down and I´m sitting in my office being paid for by the German state: “Kurzarbeit”. That´s a benefit of a socialist government, that even a church enterprise … Continue reading

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Mit der Kamera unterwegs

Am 31. Hochzeitstag haben wir zum ersten Mal unseren Dias Apparat aufgestellt und die Bilder von vor gut dreißig Jahren angeschaut. Wenigstens die ersten beiden Schienen. Damals hatten wir diesen Projektor im Vikariat gekauft, damit wir in Südafrika diese Erinnerungen … Continue reading

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Walking with “Rübezahl”

Good times up North in the Czech Republic deep in the Krkonose mountains (Riesengebirge). It´s not just about the snow, but being in remote wilderness areas – somewhat like the “Schwarzwald” and the “Erzgebirge”, which we visited previously. Back in … Continue reading

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+ Frohe Weihnachten + ein gesegnetes neues Jahr 2020 +

Kommt und lasst uns Christus ehren, Herz und Sinnen zu ihm kehren; singet fröhlich, lasst euch hören, wertes Volk der Christenheit. Sünd und Hölle mag sich grämen, Tod und Teufel mag sich schämen; wir, die unser Heil annehmen, werfen allen … Continue reading

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My pastor likes Chinese…

My pastor likes Lutherstadt Wittenberg. He´s here frequently – doing divine services at the Old Latin School and/or taking a break from pastoral chores back home at St.Luke´s in Leipzig. So he knows his way around and good spots to … Continue reading

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Visiting St.Nikolai in Leipzig…

Yesterday the Leipziger Thomaner (Choristers of St. Thomas in Leipzig) started their new season with a divine service in St.Nikolai. Angelika had this on our bucket-list for some time. We left Wittenberg in good time to queue in front of … Continue reading

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