Travel

Walking the paths of the Vikings in Hedeby

Earlier this year in May I went for a road trip up to Sweden. The aim was to hang out with friends for a bit, explore parts of Sweden I hadn’t seen for a long time and some I never visited before. Another goal was to pick up my last remaining belongings from my childhood home. I guess it was [...]

9th August 2017

DIY camper van platform – Turn your car into a mini camper

A camper van is a fantastic travel companion. No need to check into a hotel, no caravan to drag behind your car, much comfier than a tent. But most solutions out on the market are expensive. Others require that you do a full conversion of a vehicle, meaning you’ll lose seats and flexibility. [...]

18th June 2017

8 of my favorite photos

Here are 8 of my favorite (self-taken) photos plus a short story behind each one. Five of them actually hang on my office wall, so these are definitely photos I enjoy looking at. The only editing I have made to them is making them smaller to not kill your Internet connections. Besides that, no [...]

18th March 2017

Prague & Kutná Hora – death and ornaments

Last week I was in Prague to play with Diabolicum at the Prague Death Mass. I decided to take some extra time to visit Prague and of course go to the ossuary in Kutná Hora. I guess this post is slightly cliché, but I didn’t have time to visit more than the most known highlights of Prague [...]

22nd September 2016

Prebersee – A magical lake hidden high up in the mountains

After a hot and humid day at the Permaculture seminar I took at Krameterhof, I decided to go find a lake to wind down and get some fresher air. A woman I met the evening before, when I went for a walk near the river next to the campsite, had tipped me off about the Prebersee. She said it was the [...]

28th July 2016

Hike up to Burgruine Waldeck

This weekend I took a trip to another medieval castle ruin nearby that I had wanted to see for some time: Burgruine Waldeck. It’s not fully clear when this castle was first built. It appears to have been mentioned the first time in the mid 12th century, but like many castles of this type it [...]

18th April 2016

Medieval fair Großbottwar 2015

Großbottwar is a small town in the Ludwigsburg district in Baden-Württemberg, southwestern Germany. The area has been inhabited at least since the stone age and was occupied by the Romans. The city itself was founded sometime in the mid 13th century and since it hasn’t been damaged by the [...]

29th September 2015

Medieval fair Bad Wildbad 2015

Bad Wildbad is an idyllic village situated in northern Black Forest. It’s well known for its thermal waters and has several spa’s, among which the Palais Thermal probably is the most famous one. This majestic mid 19th century building actually has a much older history than that. Its [...]

22nd September 2015

Gartenschau Mühlacker 2015

The Gartenschau Mühlacker is a garden exhibition right in the center of the small town of Mühlacker next to the river Enz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The exhibition is over for this year, but I would recommend a visit during the next season. The exhibition is normally open from mid May until [...]

18th September 2015

Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald

The Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald is a path consisting of platforms and a wood tower where you walk high up among and above the tree tops. It’s situated on the hill above the small town of Bad Wildbad in northern Black Forest. The path up to the tower has some stations informing about the [...]

28th July 2015

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