Staufen im Breisgau
Creative Commons by anna_t on Flickr.

Who? What? As you may know, we announced our next long-term stop as the country of Montenegro. While that still holds true, we’re taking a side trip when we leave Berlin in only five days. Time flies! We’re headed down to the region of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald – better known as part of the larger Baden-Württemburg region of Germany, home to the city of Freiburg and the Black Forest. This smaller region surrounding Freiburg is known as the “Tuscany of Germany,” so we probably don’t have to explain all the reasons why we’re heading that way before we leave Germany.

While we are making our way there for all of those reasons that do not need listing, our main motivator is to spend time with our good friend and renowned artist dust, who hails from the small town of Staufen im Breisgau. You probably haven’t heard of that village, but you will certainly know the story of Faust. It is said that Dr. Faustus sold his soul to the devil at an inn in Staufen. Well, all right then!

Staufen im Breisgau, Germany
Staufen im Breisgau, Germany. Creative Commons by pittnat on Flickr.

We think a month of relaxation, work, travel around the region (Switzerland and France are close by), and some big-city-less reflection will be good for all of us. Plus, we’ll get to document a lot of dust’s work from his studio, which should be a treat. And with that, we leave you with a time-lapse video of dust putting some work in…


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We’d better finish packing!