Störtebeker’s Falconer

There is a moment during the Störtebeker Festspiele that always amazes the audience, when “Laran” the eagle flows low over their heads and lands on Störtebeker’s arm.  They gasp and those directly under the flight path can feel the rush of air has he silently glides over them.

Stiwi, the bird playing Laran, and his trainer Volker Walter, have been taking part in the play for the past 20 years and travel each year in May from their home in Bavaria to Rügen for the summer season, along with a host of other birds that he trains with his wife.

Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to visit them and see their birds of prey first hand.

The Adlershow at the Störtebeker Theatre in Ralswiek [Read more…]

World Tour Guide Day 2017 – in Frankfurt

To celebrate “World Tour Guide Day”, two tours are being offered in Frankfurt in English.

On Saturday, 18th February, 2017 the subject is “1948, Reforms that Changed a Nation” and the tour will start at 1pm at the tourist information office at the Hauptbahnhof.

On Sunday, 19th February, 2017 “Reforming the old town of Frankfurt – past, present and future”, starting at 2pm at the Cathedral.

The tours are free to take part, but a donation is requested for a project that helps the homeless in winter.

 

And finally in 2016…

This year saw AllThingsGerman celebrate its 10th anniversary, albeit without much celebration.

It also saw the beginning of turbulent times for the United Kingdom.  I have been interviewed by the Taunus Zeitung and the Frankfurter Rundschau about the result of the referendum, and have been writing about it myself for the Oberurseler Woche.

But I have also been working on something else… and with just two days to go in 2016 I was awarded German citizenship.

German Citizenship Document - Einbürgerungsurkunde

“Ich erkläre feierlich, dass ich das Grundgesetz und die Gesetze
der Bundesrepublik Deutschland achten und alles unterlassen werde, was ihr schaden könnte.”

– Happy New Year! –

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