My grandfather, George Frederick Baumann, immigrated from Germany to the US as a young man. His hometown was Kulmbach, a very old, small town in central Germany – with a large brewery and a castle on the hill (the “Plassenburg”). My uncle, George’s namesake, and my dad’s first cousin, Monika and her husband Werner, still live in Kulmbach. I’ve been to Kulmbach four times; it’s a familiar place to me now. On this most recent trip, I wanted to see the town with fresh eyes through my lens.
The Streets of Kulmbach
My Grandfather’s Church
The View From the Plassenburg
The Town Hall (in German, “Rathaus”)
Kulmbach is worth a visit if you are ever nearby. Tour the brewery, and have a Dunkel Weisen at the Kulmbach Kommonbrau.