In Photos: Fehmarn, Germany

Photos from Fehmarn, Germany; December 2016 Continue reading In Photos: Fehmarn, Germany


In Fair Verona

Verona is perhaps best known as the setting as of Shakespeare’s romantic/tragic play, Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare was so moved by the beauty of Verona that it was the setting for two additional plays, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew. It is not hard to imagine that much of the historical city center remains the same as it was when Shakespeare visited. Continue reading In Fair Verona

A side trip to Bremen, Germany

After a couple of blocks the square opened up and I saw the full magnificence of the plaza. Not only was the big church here, the Rathaus (town hall), parliament building, and several other large buildings framed the square. At this point, I realized I had somehow stumbled into a UNESCO World Heritage Site – namely “Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen.” Continue reading A side trip to Bremen, Germany

In Search of Wieses: Fehmarn, Germany

The first place we visited was the island of Fehmarn, the ancestral home of the Wieses (my maternal grandfather’s family).

Fehmarn is an island located just off the northeastern coast of Germany in the Baltic Sea. This island is a popular summer destination, and its claim to fame is that it was the site of Jimi Hendrix’s last concert. Looking through the available information on both our family history and the island in general, we decided to stay in Burg auf Fehmarn. Continue reading In Search of Wieses: Fehmarn, Germany