Ruthweiler: Live the sweet life near Kaiserslautern

Take a walk with me on a spring day and you’ll see what’s to love about Ruthweiler

Picking self-serve flowers in Germany’s hills

Fields of flowers are coloring the landscape again this year, siphoning off my spare change. It’s just one of many surprises Germany offers in summertime.

Germany: highway closure = party

25 miles of Germany’s B270 highway is closed for the day, and each village along the stretch is open for (party) business.

Trash, treasure, or economic windfall?

Twice a year you’re allowed to throw out large items. Get ready, because that’s when to expect the parade of gypsies and thrift-store scavengers!

From dullville to winter wonderland

The rapidly changing landcape of Ruthweiler, Germany, in early winter took us completely by surprise.

Fall colors

Fall colors arrive to Ruthweiler, Germany

Resurgent nationalism? Nein. Fan frenzy? Ja.

Germany goes wild for the World Cup.