Author Archives: Jochen

Day-trip to Berlin


When the weather turns bad, what can you do? Stay at home or escape. We chose the later and drove to Berlin for a short escape. The weather was beautiful, the city full of people, and the food in our beloved Japanese noodle-bar excellent again! Every visit reveals some surprising findings:


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After the stop-over in the “Franken”-Land (Germany), we’ve been heading down the road towards the Salzburger Land in Austria and visited – of course – Salzburg to take a look at Mozart’s birthplace and the astonishing, old town center (World Heritage).

We concluded the short break with alpine retreat in Kappl, Tryol.

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Bamberg is known for its smoked beer (Rauchbier) and is hosting eight breweries. With its lovely old town, narrow allies, and surrounding nature, it is worth paying a visit. We took the chance and made stop-over for two nights on the way to Austria. Since it was a particular busy weekend, we couldn’t get a reasonable accommodation in town. Nevertheless, by chance our alternative choice turned out to be a very nice one: we spend the nights at the Gasthaus Hofmann (Schindelsee 1, 96181 Schindelsee). Upon arrival, we were noted a little sign ‘gourmet restaurant’ and shortly thereafter, we could taste why it is called like this! Dinner as well as the breakfast have been on a very high standard and …

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Italy – Winter in Tuscany

Happy New Year 2011!

For the New Year Break 2010, we decided to visit Italy: a journey through the Tuscany region by train and car with little surprises on the way. Join us:

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Special thanks to Reno Schulz, freelance flutist in San Gimignano, who saved our holiday after New Year eve when our room was double-booked and this world heritage town overloaded with visitors! You can enjoy a piece of his music when taking a look at the video above!

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