On a recent visit in Heidelberg, I stayed at the cool, contemporary Qube Hotel. This award-winning boutique hotel is privately owned and has a particular focus on the environment as well as allergy sufferers. Walls are painted with a special ecofriendly (and allergy-friendly) paint. Natural [...]
A few weeks ago, I was back in Munich. Always a treat! As ever, I look for new things to see or do in the old, familiar places. I've written about the lovely Marienplatz and the charming Viktualienmarkt before, so I won’t say more about them now. Nor will [...]
in Worms, Heidelberg, Speyer and Augsburg I’ve been following in Luther’s footsteps once again. He really did get around, that Martin. A couple of years ago, I had a look at what is probably the most famous of Luther spots: Wittenberg, where he nailed his [...]
From its foundation in 1386 and until World War I, Heidelberg University had jurisdiction over unruly students. Depending on your misdemeanour, you could land a sentence of anything from 24 hours to 4 weeks in the Studentenkarzer (student lock-up). The most common offences?... loud singing [...]
Augsburg, Germany 24 September 2017The GPS-girl and I are developing something of a habit; crucial in every relationship. Here's how it goes when we get off the Autobahn and onto local roads:She leads me astrayI grumble and snarlShe calmly (maybe even icily) tells me to [...]
I am writing this while waiting for a plane at OSL. Seems that’s all I do lately. This particular one will take me to FRA. (Annoyed with people who speak airport code? At least these two are easy.) At FRA, I’ll pick up a hire [...]
This week, we're exploring the hills and dales of the Lake District and the urban milieu of Manchester here on Sophie's World. Follow along on #LuxLakeDistrict and #BestofMCR.