The Rammelsberg

Weltkulturerbe Rammelsberg, Goslar, Germany

The Rammelsberg is a mountain close to Goslar, Germany containing an ore mine that is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is important because at this place mining was done continuously for 1000 years until 1988. The legend says that a knight called Ramm stopped here with his horse and the horse scratched the ground and found the ore. Therefore the mountain has been named after the knight. Continue reading “The Rammelsberg”


Kaiserpfalz, Goslar, Germany

The Kaiserpfalz in Goslar, Germany is the most important and iconic building of the city. It is a royal palace from medieval times, built in the 11th century CE. It consists of different buildings and was used by different emperors over time until 1253. Fires and natural deterioration destroyed the buildings until restauration works started in 1868. Continue reading “Kaiserpfalz”

Fireworks over river Thames

NYE fireworks, London, England

Some years ago I started the tradition to not be at home on New Year’s Eve – I was always travelling with friends. This year we had only two and a half days and when I asked for the perfect destination, the answer of my fiancée was short and fast: London. That’s why I planned a trip to the United Kingdom and organized most things in advance to make the most of the limited time. Continue reading “Fireworks over river Thames”

Baker street

Baker street, London, England

In 1887 the British writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the novel “A Study in Scarlet” – and with this he created the artificial character Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective of all times; living in London, United Kingdom. Within 56 short stories and four novels he shows his kind of investigation: detailed observation and strictly logical deduction. Continue reading “Baker street”

The truth

Sherlock Holmes, Baker street, London, England, United Kingdom

“How often have I said to you
that when you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains,
however improbable,
must be the truth?”

– Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Four”