Tag Archives: Martin Luther

Christmas in Nuremberg

There are a lot of interesting things you can do in Nuremberg (Nürnberg auf Deutsch). You can go see the courthouse where the Nuremberg trials were held and listen to recordings of the Nazi testimonies. You can go to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, which is a massive complex of museums about German history and culture, akin […]

Initial thoughts on Gemütlichkeit

Gemütlichkeit is a German word that just keeps coming up in descriptions of Austria. At first, I thought it was a pretty simple concept. My go-to online dictionary offers meanings like comfort, coziness, congeniality, sociability, snugness, and “an atmosphere of comfort, peace, and acceptance.” This makes sense, and I often see the word in travel guides […]