I was browsing Instagram last weekend and came across a post about a new series on the Sundance channel called Deutschland 83. I don’t have the Sundance channel, so I had to buy the season pass on amazon, which after watching a couple of episodes, I do not regret at all.
“A gripping coming-of-age story and spy thriller set in Germany in the ‘80s.”
So far, it’s been a great series. The spy stuff is cool and annoyingly tense (in a good way). I would have gone crazy bonkers for this a few years ago when I was super into the Cold War-era Berlin. The season is still going on, so I’m trying to pace myself with the episodes that are currently out.
I’ve fallen out of interest with Germany over the last year or so, but Deutschland 83 has managed to spark that interest once again. I hope it can kickstart me back into that world again, as K and I prepare to go back to Munich next year.
No, not my grandparents farm. I stumbled upon this amazing photo gallery of a farmhouse in Germany. View the photos here.
This is probably one of the more epic shots of the German countryside I took while on our way to Salzburg. It’s amazing to me that villages like this exist. Sure, I’ve seen and been through small towns in the US, and they are impressive. This kind of thing though, living at the foot of the Bavarian alps, is a wonder I thought I’d never get to see.
If you’ve ever watched Heimat, you’d understand my fascination. Throughout the series, Edgar Reitz routinely cuts in shots of the German countryside at various point in the season. It’s this I really wanted to see at some point while we were in Germany. So it was an added bonus for me when we took our day trips. I got to see quite a bit of the area outside of Munich, and it only made my interest to go back even greater. I’d really like to explore the area outside of Hamburg when we go next spring.