Februar 17, 2009

Winter wilderness

Another foot of snow overnight ensures a record winter for snow since I arrived in 2006. Meanwhile the sheep tuck into their daily breakfast of hay, their only food source when snow covers the hillside.
Februar 15, 2009


Its February already … time flies. After a prolonged cold spell for most of January with temperatures fluctuating between –5 and –10 degrees, Sommerberg now has over a foot of snow for good measure. Perfect skiing conditions as the snow is still light and powdery. Above giant icicles hang from the Sommerberg hotel […]
Januar 2, 2009


Hot air balloons prepare for take off Spectacular firework displays along the Enz valley and numerous small hot air balloons start 2009. After rain and days of freezing temperatures the ground was like an ice rink on New Years Eve making walking anywhere particularly difficult. Anyway best wishes for 2009 to anyone who […]
November 5, 2008

Misty morning

A sea of mog hangs over the Enz valley this morning. Black Forest trees line the horizon and above the sky is a clear dark blue. Its pretty warm too and a perfect day for a walk. Congratulations to BO.
Oktober 30, 2008

First snow

After the sunny weekend the weather turns cold and today the first snow has arrived. Not a lot admittedly but then it is still October, just.
Oktober 27, 2008


The weather is glorious over the weekend making it ideal for a trek to Gruenehuette. In fact the autumn weather seems to be an improvement on the summer. By mid morning Sunday the sun was strong enough to give a bit of a tan despite some wispy clouds. The warm weather may have […]
Oktober 5, 2008


Beer and music the hallmark of the Octoberfest arrives on Sommerberg over the weekend along with displays of chainsaw sculpting courtesey of Michael Tamoszus. Michael has produced a variety of impressive work much of it in the form of wild animals and birds so his website is well worth looking at: www.motorsaegen-skulpturen.de
Oktober 2, 2008

Bergbahn illuminations

I must admit the idea of floodlights pointed at my windows throughout the night had me somewhat concerned. As it turns out the lights are soft and not too strong so that the lighting up of the Bergbahn building turns out to be quite attractive. Last year a floodlight positioned at the rear […]
September 29, 2008


Kinetic sculptures in the sky
September 27, 2008

Neues Logo bei Nacht – Ferienwohnungen ab 35,- €

Unser neues Logo (danke Jan!) wirbt für unsere zwei neuen Ferienwohnungen.
September 26, 2008

Wandbild – artscreen II

Artscreen II nears completion and hopefully will soon be installed. For the record each 9m x 4m screen uses about 15 litres of acrylic paint and several rolls of kitchen tissue paper. The thin layer of tissue paper is impregnated with acrylic paint on both sides to ensure that it has a good […]
September 18, 2008


This spacious holiday apartment in Sommerberg village can now be rented. It is located not far from the well-known Ski-Hutte restaurant where there is a ski lift servicing a short downhill piste. Cross-country skiing is also big up here at 750 meters altitude with plenty of well-marked routes. We just need a bit […]
September 16, 2008

Frischer Zwiebelkuchen und Federweißer

. Der goldene Herbst erreicht den Sommerberg. Die Nächte werden länger, das Wetter wird rauher, die Blätter färben sich bunt und verwandeln den Schwarzwald in ein Farbenmeer. Warmer Zwiebelkuchen und neuer Wein laden zum Verweilen ein! . täglich von 11:00 bis 18:00 geöffnet For the English speaking, Zweibelkuchen can be translated as onion […]
September 15, 2008

Speisekarte einmal anders

Die letzten Wochen hatte das Restaurant ‚Gute Laune‘ auf der Karte. Der Berg wird immer lebendiger.
September 15, 2008


Dank unseren Großflächen Druckprofis Nadine, Heinrich und Eugen nimmt unser neues Beschilderungssystem immer mehr Form an. Hier wird gerade unser erstes Schild für die Infohütte aufgezogen.
September 11, 2008

Sculptures – Skulpturen

Apart from pottery and ceramics it is also planned to display sculptures in and around the Sommerberg Hotel such as the one shown above. The GaleriaVista project which was originally housed in the old Halter institute building will eventually be moving into the hotel in a new exhibition space of approximately 300sqm where […]
September 10, 2008

Sonnenuntergang am Kaltenbronn

Auf über 1000 m Höhe gibt es einen wunderbaren Sonnenuntergang über dem Rheintal und den Vogesen im Elsaß. Durch den Naturpark Schwarzwald Mitte-Nord wandert man am Wildsee Moor vorbei ca. 12 km zum Sommerberg
September 7, 2008

Historisches Teinacher Mineralwasser

Im Restaurant schenken wir natürlich unsere Nordschwarzwälder Spezialitäten Teinacher und Hirschquelle (wie meine 99igjährige Tante Mina aus Bad Herrenalb schon sagte, mit der wird man 100 Jahre alt!) Nun habe ich im Fundus 3 mindestens 30 Jahre alte, original abgefüllte und versiegelte (!!) Flaschen Teinacher gefunden! Das läßt das Sammlerherz höher schlagen!