First Night in Berlin: The Ramones and Punk Rock

March 15, 2011
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Share Having been in Berlin all of five minutes, I made sure my first stop was the Ramones museum where I interviewed owner and superfan Florian Hayler. Naturally, I had to know, why on earth is there a Ramones museum, a band from New York City, in Berlin? “The Ramones museuem is in Berlin becuase…

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Bavarian Bratwurst

March 14, 2011
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Bavarian Bratwurst

Share Yum! Finally got to have one of my favorite foods in what is now one of my favorite countries.  

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Berlin Preview and Personal Recap

March 14, 2011
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Berlin Preview and Personal Recap

Share Just a taste of our first afternoon in Berlin! Also, here’s a link to my travel blog, The Stranger In the Alps. -Alison Smith

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Seeing Dachau

March 13, 2011
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Seeing Dachau

Share Seeing Dachau is unlike anything I’ve ever done. I didn’t really have a clue what to expect. I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to see it. But I’m so glad I did. I don’t think that the site is meant to draw fear, like I kind of thought it would… it is a…

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Day 1: Munich, Germany

March 13, 2011
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Day 1: Munich, Germany

Share Hallo! After a nine hour plane ride and many more hours of traveling, we finally arrived in Munich and were greeted by the wonderful staff at the Hotel Lamier Hof! Everyone is so nice and helpful. And we get free internet here! We spent most of the day at the Dachau concentration camp memorial, which…

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Profile: Tobi Meinel

March 9, 2011
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Profile: Tobi Meinel

Share After studying a year abroad in Alabama, it was official. Tobi Meinel wanted to come back to Tuscaloosa to finish the rest of his schooling in America. Originally from Erlangen, Germany, Meinel came to Tuscaloosa in 2000. Currently working on his PhD in American literature, Meinel is also a teacher at the university.

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Alpine Living’s Kickstarter Goal Reached

March 3, 2011
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Share A huge thanks to all of our supporters on Kickstarter! In 30 days our 89 backers helped us raise $3,670, which was 122% of our goal. We’ll be sending you postcards from Europe so be sure to check your mailboxes!  

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