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 6, 2008


The Töpferhaus Hasenmühle have just finished putting up their market stall on the forecourt of the Sommerberg Hotel. The stall will be there over the next few weeks so anyone interested in traditional ceramic crockery, Rommertopfs or decoration pottery should take a look. There are plenty of interesting items to be found and […]
September 4, 2008

Wandbild – Artscreen II

The second version of the Artscreen gets underway and will feature the old Sommerberg Hotel and outdoor activities typical to Sommerberg. Hopefully it will be finished by the end of September and will be hung in the recess to the right of the first Artscreen. Painting the screen is a slow process because […]
September 3, 2008


After a poor mushroom season last year up on the hill it looks like being a bumper one this year. There are already plenty to be found in various shapes and sizes and if you know where to look edible ones too. The image shows two different types found on the zigzag path […]
August 31, 2008


Menu ideas Although still in development the new Sommerberg-Hotel logo nears completion along with various graphics for menus, signs and letterheads. The logo depicts, depending on your interpretation, the sun rising over the Black Forest horizon or over a sleeping figure, a sunflower in full bloom, a scenic view symbol or compass bearings. […]
August 19, 2008

Local News

After a short summer break I return to save the blog from an early demise. The local Enztaeler Newspaper has written a short piece on the Sommerberg Hotel describing the plans for the coming year. The Hotel complex will become a self-contained holiday village with 25 rooms and 10 flats. The first show […]
Juli 29, 2008


elusive butterflies It’s muggy today as I wander through the forest. There are Peacock, Brimstone and Red Admiral butterflies about but they are all on the small side and flit nervously about tantalizing me. Finally I have to make do with a small brown Speckled Wood butterfly which did oblige by taking a […]
Juli 29, 2008


After a reasonably sunny day yesterday but for a brief storm in the afternoon the sun finally sets on Sommerberg at 20:45. The summer seems to be later this year. Apart from ferns, which are silently invading some forest tracks, compared to last year there is a dearth of flora, wildflowers and insects.
Juli 28, 2008


Thomas our technical expert worked like crazy the last few days but still found time to update the artscreen backlighting by adding a mirror. The visual effect is much improved so that the impact the artscreen lacks during the day is more than made up for at night. Thanks Thomas! Work has also […]