An American In Homburg

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I’m an American “Eingeplackte,” so many people ask me why I live in Bad Homburg and never want leave. Here’s why.
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Better Parade Needed

If you look online for pictures from the Laternenfest Bad Homburg, any year, chances are good that they exclude pictures of the parade. This is for good reason: namely, no one really wants to remember it. Bad Homburg has a lot to offer, but strangely, the parade for the Laternenfest is at best shoddy, and [...]

Happy Palmtree for Kids

Reading a book to a group of kids – especially in this environment, where I am the American in a small German town, reading to a multi-cultural group of kids who are individually bilingual or trilingual – can be challenging. To say that anything goes is an understatement. There is no telling what a child [...]

Von |2018-10-27T15:48:54+02:0009.10.2013|Allgemein, An American In Homburg, Kultur|4 Kommentare

Hey Mister, Want To Buy A Historic Landmark?

I come from a young country. America. So when I see a historic landmark was built in the 1700s, it amazes me. Just earlier today, I discovered that in my adoptive town of Bad Homburg, Germany, a special site is currently on the market. I feel both a sense of awe and befuddlement. Somehow, it [...]

Rund um Bicycles and Omelettes

  In Bad Homburg there is always something to do. Sometimes it is right up my alley (as we say in the States – meaning it’s something that interests me a great deal), and sometimes, when I’m quite lucky, it is literally up my very own street. As is traditional on May 1st, the big [...]

Von |2018-10-27T15:48:55+02:0002.05.2013|Allgemein, An American In Homburg, Kultur|1 Kommentar

Spring Cleaning in Homburg

If you live in the center of town, or have visited the area recently, you may have noticed that our quiet little town has been pretty noisy lately. The sound of birds sweetly chirping as the sun rises is now met with the sound of metal beating and burrowing into stone pavers all up and [...]

Coffee and Amerikaner Cookies

  Living in Bad Homburg is easy to do if you can afford it. Once you get here, you can relax and enjoy all the free things this town provides, things like good schools, an excellent public library, beautiful parks, the Louisenstraße and all the window-shopping you can handle. In the warm weather season, we [...]

Von |2018-10-27T15:48:56+02:0018.04.2013|An American In Homburg, Kultur|5 Kommentare

A Love Story with Burnt 43a

This town, Bad Homburg, is my town. It’s where I feel at last at home, a foreign emotion for me – a foreigner to this place, I feel adopted. I will to a certain extent always be an outsider, or what Peter Mayle calls a permanent tourist, but Bad Homburg is the town that suits [...]

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