My Deutschland

August 20, 2017
Lorch, Germany Rheinsteig Hiking Trail

How to Hike Germany’s Rheinsteig Trail

Few countries have such an obvious love of hiking – bordering on fetishism — as Germany, and the Rheinsteig trail is one of the many exemplary […]
December 22, 2016

Dresden: Christmas Markets, Refugees and a Slaughterhouse

The following is about a trip to Dresden, more or less. It begins like this: The chants were growing louder in Dresden. It ends like this: “We […]
December 1, 2016

Hiking Siebengebirge and Taking in the Drachenburg Christmas Market

Schloss Drachenburg. In English, Dragon Castle — basically the name any five-year-old boy would rightly name their own castle. Germany is littered with impressive castles, so a […]
November 10, 2016

4 Thoughts on Being an Immigrant in the Age of President Trump

Given the shocking results of Tuesday’s U.S. Presidential election, I wanted to chime in to share my brief experience of being an immigrant in Germany. It […]
October 6, 2016

A Nazi Military Base Becomes Germany’s Eifel National Park

Eifel National Park. It’s a park that only relatively recently came into existence. The Belgian military and NATO used it as a training ground up until […]
September 29, 2016

27 Photos to Celebrate 500 Years of Martin Luther’s Reformation in Germany

Central Germany is preparing to celebrate 500 years of Martin Luther’s Reformation. You know the guy from his hammering of the 95 Theses on a church door. […]