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Postcards from Life

Mainz Walking Tour-Part Four

The Mainz Walking Tour continues! I’m not very big on churches. Usually if you have seen one, you’ve seen them all.  As you can see Mainz is a bit of a surprise in that regard.  St Stephan was the next church we went to.  Here we found the theme of Marc Chagall‘s desire for oneness expressed through the […]

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Mainz Walking Tour-Part Three

The Mainz Walking Tour continues! Walking around the corner we discovered St Christoph with its touching memorial reflecting on the victims of WWII and the destruction of Mainz. “To the dead in remembrance, to the living a reminder” Our path eventually brought us to Schillerplatz.  I’ll admit I have wandered across here a time or two before but now, […]

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Mainz Walking Tour-Part Two

The Mainz Walking Tour continues! With our awesome historian leading the way and pointing out neat finds in the nooks and crannies of Mainz, I found several places I wanted to come back and explore. Not too far from the Mainzer Dom we viewed where Gutenberg lived and died, the first printing press, and the Gutenberg Museum.  No […]

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Mainz Walking Tour Part One

I recently decided to take advantage of the USO Wiesbaden’s walking tour in Mainz. While the main idea was to help orientate newcomers to the city, I had an ulterior motive in going. I wanted to spend some one-on-one time with my oldest son and I wanted to test out a newly acquired refurbished Panasonic DMC-G5 from […]

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Idstein Hexenmarkt

Today the adventure takes us back to Idstein, to one of my favorite events-the Hexenmarkt! Hoping to meetup with friends I wandered around for a minute and enjoyed the area surrounding Burg Idstein.  Around the corner I discovered an archery demonstration! I love the musicians of all ages, the performers, the interesting wares, the festive […]

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Eiswelt in Mainz

I finally figured out that when the weather has chilled with a wetness that makes us shiver but not quite cold enough for snow, then we can know for a certainty that winter has to come to Germany. Looking for a little winter cheer, the girls and I decided to join our local homeschool friends for a trip […]

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