Sabbatical in Barcelona


Last Monday we had lovely spring weather yet again and we decided to walk to Sant Cugat again through the natural park of Collserola. The magnificent mountain range Serra de Collserola rises up over Barcelona Metropolitan Area. It is almost touching the city. For the huge population that lives around these mountains it forms a much-loved and incredibly valuable natural area and a great privilege to enjoy. Collserola is a well-preserved natural… Read More

Last week we went skiing with our friends from Dortmund, Ingo and Peter. They arrived on Saturday by plane and the next day we took a rental car to drive to our destination: Baqueira-Beret in the Catalan Pyrenees. After a four hours drive we could check into our lovely apartment in the middle of the Val d´Aran. Baqueira has been founded in the 1960s as a ski resort and since then has… Read More

After a rather cold February spring finally started at the end of the month with mild temperatures. So we had a couple of spring walks. For example we walked on the Carretera de les Aigues which is a 9 km walking and cycling path along the slopes of the Tibidabo mountain range with incredible panoramic views over Barcelona. At the end of the track we found a tapas bar where to sit… Read More

Wishing you a great start in 2018! We spent New Year´s Eve with our friends in Cologne in Germany – returning after 18 years to celebrate the special occasion. Last time it was the famous Millenium New Year 1999/2000. We closed the year visiting the China Light Festival in the the Cologne Zoo. So here are some impressions.