Avatar of the Sorcerer's Apprentice / AI / © Georg Berg

The grim secret of the Tellerrand stories

I woke up from a terrible nightmare. In it, the authentic Tellerrand stories were just hallucinations of an artificial intelligence, and I was the celebrated sorcerer’s apprentice who is even proud of it [Watch the AI-generated video]

The old telephone booth in the Waldhaus is now a cell phone retreat for the benefit of all guests who want to use the lounges and many other places in the house to read, play, talk or think. Pleasant times when the telephone was located in its own booth and not in everyone's pocket / © Photo: Georg Berg

Phone booth for cell phone calls

Inspired by Nietzsche: Near St. Moritz, the Hotel Waldhaus offers an escape from modern chaos and the right amount of interaction and tranquillity. The Hotel Waldhaus, once a popular meeting place for famous personalities such as Hermann Hesse, Thomas Mann, Theodor Adorno and Elke Heidenreich, has found an interesting solution. Instead of allowing guests to use their cell phones everywhere, the hotel’s old telephone booths have been converted into special places where cell phones can be used

The Chronicle of Georgia is a monument visible from afar on Mount Kenisi near Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Created in 1985 by sculptor Zurab Zereteli, it is dedicated to the 3,000th anniversary of the state of Georgia and the 2,000th anniversary of Georgia's Christianization. It is little visited by tourists and locals / © Photo: Georg Berg

Georgia’s turbulent history

Persians, Mongols, Turks and Russians wanted to rule over Georgia, whose capital Tbilisi was completely destroyed 26 times. A visit to a self-confident country

Street art in Tbilisi, Georgia. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin play chess while drinking Georgian wine / © Photo: Georg Berg

Political Street Art in Georgia

Walking through the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 2023, one is struck by the many European, Ukrainian and Georgian flags, all conveying a clear message. The war in Ukraine is condemned as terrorism, for which Putin is responsible. The desire for Georgia to join the EU is also expressed. The political statements on the house walls are striking. Simple statements have the greatest persuasive power. Taken as a whole, they convey an unfiltered picture of the mood

Tail fin of a humpback whale. Numerous boats depart from Húsavík (Iceland) for whale watching. The highlight is the tail fin when the large mammals dive / © Photo: Georg Berg

Experience whales in Iceland

There is no whaling in Iceland anymore. Instead, whale watching is booming. The Whale Museum in Húsavík participates in the exploration of the gentle giants

Lützerath is occupied by climate activists. The previous owners have given up and sold their properties to RWE / © Photo: Georg Berg

The home and the climate

The small village of Lützerath rarely had more than 100 inhabitants. Thanks to climate activists, Lützi has become internationally known and a symbol. Several hundred places in the Rhenish lignite area have already fallen victim to the hunger for energy and the lignite excavators before

Austernplatte mit Meeresfrüchten im Strandpavillion Le St Pierre Tarbouriech. Hinter der Lagune liegt die Stadt Sète / © Foto: Georg Berg

Mediterranean oysters

Oysters are a popular appetizer in France. They are hardly filling, low in fat and carbohydrates, but contain many vitamins and minerals.

Price list at a market in Morocco / © Photo: Georg Berg

Parlez-vous Español, please

Review of the book by Françoise Hauser, in which she describes the differences and similarities of many world languages in an easily understandable way.

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