One of the biggest culture shocks for foreigners when they first come to Germany is how some of the seemingly innocent Sunday chores could get you into big trouble. Continue reading “Sunday – the Day of German Peace”
If you like antiques and rummaging around for a bargain or two, get yourself over to Cochem this weekend where an antique and flea market is taking place. Continue reading “Antique & Flea Market in Cochem”
Plenty of festivals and other wine-related events are taking place this coming weekend in and around the Mosel: Continue reading “Wine Events and Festivals in the Mosel this Weekend”
It is now harvest time in the Mosel and traditionally this is when the Germans enjoy the Riesling equivalent of Beaujolais – Federweisser. This is the youngest wine, being served as soon as the alcohol content reaches four percent. Continue reading “Zwiebelkuchen and Federweisser”
This is an interesting little video for wine novices such as myself as it is a number of local producers talking us through the Mosel wines and how they get their unique character.
I like the way the one guy towards the end says he drinks a bottle a night and his doctor tells him he is in perfect health. That is clearly where I have been going wrong all these years!
If you are a fan of Karl Marx, there is an exhibition being held at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum and the Museum Simeonstift in Trier commemorating the bicentenary of his birth. Continue reading “Karl Marx Exhibition in Trier”
For those of you with property in the immediate vicinity of the river, flooding is always going to be in the back of your mind particularly in the heavy rainfalls that seem to lash Europe in winter. Continue reading “Mosel Flood Alerts”