The Devil's Cave near Pottenstein in Franconian Switzerland

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The Devil's Cave near Pottenstein

During our exploratory trip through Franconian Switzerland, we also came to the village of Pottenstein, which is best known for its stalactite cave with the somewhat eerie name "Devil's Cave".

Tüchersfeld in Franconian Switzerland

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Tüchersfeld in Franconian Switzerland

A so-called bridging day (between a public holiday and a weekend) enabled us to take a short get-to-know-you trip to Franconian Switzerland, where we also wanted to meet up with a long-standing business partner from Halle, almost halfway.

Visiting the Christmas market in Friedberg

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Visiting the Christmas market in Friedberg

Together with Lydia and Georg, who still had some errands to do in Augsburg, we used the time in downtown Augsburg coming from Diedorf to take a leisurely Christmas stroll through the center.

Two days a year - Christmas Market in Iphofen

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Two days a year - Christmas Market in Iphofen

Once again we were guest at Brita, so, after a short over fly of the press releases, we decided to use the Saturday afternoons to go to Iphofen to the opening of the Christmas market.

Joining the Christmas market in Kaufbeuren

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Joining the Christmas market in Kaufbeuren

In the late afternoon we made our way to Kaufbeuren with our hosts Lydia and Georg. The Christmas market in Kaufbeuren was already open on the day before the 1st Advent, so a short tour of the old town followed by a visit to the Christmas market in the historic old town was planned.

Now it's off to the Grenzlos Festival in Augsburg

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Now it's off to the Grenzlos Festival in Augsburg

For some time there have been connections in terms of cultural cooperation between KUKI Augsburg and Alaturka, so it was obvious that we also received an invitation to the Grenzlos Festival, which has been taking place for years and is probably the most important art and culture spectacle in Swabia.

Franconian Switzerland - fly fishing on the Wiesent

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Franconian Switzerland - fly fishing on the Wiesent

It is considered one of the best fishing waters for trout and grayling in Europe, the Wiesent River in Franconian Switzerland. So it's no wonder that while driving along the river, we notice numerous fly fishermen on the bank, who are trying their hand at fishing with the unique casting technique, sometimes more and sometimes less professionally.

Let´s join the medieval festival in Bonstetten in Swabia

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Let´s join the medieval festival in Bonstetten in Swabia

From the local daily newspaper we had read about the beginning of the medieval festival in the village of Bonstetten, which took place on the occasion of the 950th anniversary of the village from August 1st. until 11th. invites you to visit with a colorful supporting programme.

Harburg Castle on the Romantic Road

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Harburg Castle on the Romantic Road

In our article "Harburg an der Wörnitz" we also mentioned Harburg Castle itself, but we were unable to visit it at the time due to time pressure.

The fortified church museum in Mönchsondheim

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The fortified church museum in Mönchsondheim

On Sunday morning, after we had had another great breakfast with interesting conversations, Brita suggested that we go on a day trip from Kitzingen to the Mönchsondheim fortified church.

Day trip to Landsberg am Lech

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Day trip to Landsberg am Lech

Georg had taken the time to drive us from Diedorf along the B 17, the so-called Romantic Road, to Landsberg in the afternoon to show us the historic town, a little of its history and the barrages of the Lech.

Canoeing on the Main loop around Volkach

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Canoeing on the Main loop around Volkach

We spent yesterday's Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of Volkach on the Mainschleife, where, thanks to the excellent local knowledge of our "tour guide" Brita and her friend Gerda, we were given a compact presentation of some of the local sights.

Harburg - old town on the Wörnitz River

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Harburg - old town on the Wörnitz River

We were on our way back from Wassertrüdingen and were driving on the B25 from Nördlingen in the direction of Augsburg when we wanted to go through the tunnel below Harburg Castle again.

A winery and country inn near Abtswind

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A winery and country inn near Abtswind

We were driving with Brita from Kitzingen in the direction of Geiselwind when we decided to stop for lunch in one of the restaurants along the way due to our feeling of hunger.

Oberschoenenfeld Abbey and meeting with KUKI in Augsburg

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Oberschoenenfeld Abbey and meeting with KUKI in Augsburg

The following morning is similar to the previous one with a little research on the internet and a few phone calls to friends and acquaintances. Around noon, Georg will take us on another short tour of discovery,

City guide Georg and the first city trip through Augsburg

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City guide Georg and the first city trip through Augsburg

The next morning, the owners Lydia and Georg are already away on business, we prepare our breakfast in the kitchen, where we are greeted by the two dogs present, wagging their tails. They are visibly pleased when we open the patio door for a first run into the garden.

From Kitzingen via Nördlingen to Augsburg

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From Kitzingen via Nördlingen to Augsburg

We want to spend the next few days of our preparatory tour with our friends Lydia and Georg in Kutzenhausen, a small village near Augsburg, who have called several times to ask for an exact arrival date. It's a nice feeling when you're expected.

Hiking Ebrach - thousand-year-old oak in the Steigerwald

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Hiking Ebrach - thousand-year-old oak in the Steigerwald

During our round trip through the Steigerwald, Brita also took us to the village of Wachberg above the Füttersee, the site of an oak tree that is more than a thousand years old and was probably planted there when Charlemagne was born in 742 AD.

Lindau - more than an island in Lake Constance

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Lindau - more than an island in Lake Constance

We were again on the road in the Lake Constance region during the Easter days, so we set up a product presentation at the Gitzenweiler Hof campsite, a leisure area not far from the city of Lindau that was very popular during the Easter days.

Night tour through the old town of Nuremberg

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Night tour through the old town of Nuremberg

After a strenuous day at the Nuremberg Camping Fair, we were still so fit that we wanted to use the evening hours for a short tour of Nuremberg's old town.

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