The Tiger’s favorite waffles
 
The Tiger’s favorite waffles
There are a lot of waffle recipes. Everyone thinks he has to spice up the waffles with secret, special, unusual and above all completely unnecessary ingredients. All nonsense! The best waffles are made of very simple ingredients – it depends only on the correct mixing ratio. My dear friend Katja gave me the recipe of...
Volt and the Wahl-o-mat
 
Volt and the Wahl-o-mat
Volt hat den Wahl-o-mat getasert! So die aktuelle Skandalmeldung, die in der Presse kursiert. Aber wer ist wirklich schuld daran, dass der beliebte Wahl-o-mat nicht mehr online ist? Ist das wirklich Volt? Oder hat Volt vielleicht völlig Recht und eine deutsche Bundesbehörde stellt sich quer? Ich erzähle euch die spannende Geschichte, warum das passierte und warum das nicht hätte passieren müssen, und wer wirklich der Wahl-o-mat-Killer ist.
Free with the KVB to the Berg Country Museum
 
Free with the KVB to the Berg Country Museum
Today, there was something very special at the Cologne transport companies, the KVB: Everyone was allowed to drive around without a ticket for free. Of course, I wanted to take advantage of that and chose an exciting destination, the Berg Country Museum for mining, craft and trade in Bensberg. So I boarded the line 16...
Time Ride VR Cöln
 
Time Ride VR Cöln
In the new attraction Time Ride VR Cöln at the Alter Markt you can have an impressive virtual time travel by 3D-glasses and the replica of an old tram straight into the historical Cologne of 1909. Very lovingly designed, technically great implemented, and above all very friendly and helpful staff. First you drive over the...
Berg Country Musuem for mining, craft and trade
 
Berg Country Musuem for mining, craft and trade
A great, small museum, which is very lovingly designed. On certain days craft demonstrations are offered and with an entrance fee of € 3, – for adults absolutely recommendable. The staff and craftsmen are all very nice, knowledgable and very helpful. I think that’s great. My Tigertip A great, small museum, which is very lovingly...
Restaurant Wermelskirchen
 
Restaurant Wermelskirchen
In the historic building as well as on the modern balcony there is excellent food. My highlight was the pork schnitzel “Bergisches Land” with fried onions, fried egg, pepper sauce, fried potatoes and salad. That was delicious, that was plentiful, and even a devoured tiger is then fed up. The Black Forest Cup with vanilla...
By rail bus around Cologne
 
By rail bus around Cologne
Today it was all about Cologne and a historic railbus. Of course, this requires a tiger-appropriate strengthening in the morning. Fortunately, on the way to the train station, there was a bakery that had a hearty Mettbrötchen for breakfast. Arrived at the station my way led me to the sausage stand and the inevitable second...
With the railbus over the Miljoenenlijn
 
With the railbus over the Miljoenenlijn
An expensive piece of track was my current exploration target, the Miljoenenlijn. The Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij operates a beautiful museum railway at Simpelveld station in southern Limburg (Netherlands). Between 1924 and 1934 dams were set up here across the “Dutch Swiss”, roads were cut, bridges were built and tunnels were dug to be able to...
The secret of the Chinese Dog – Day 4
 
The secret of the Chinese Dog – Day 4
René von Tiger – Consulting Detective Day 4 – The solution For three days I had been mucking through London, and finally, when I looked down from the giant Ferris wheel, the London Eye, I discovered a very hot trace: Something was going on at Trafalgar Square! Something Chinese! Of course I went right there...
The secret of the Chinese Dog – Day 3
 
The secret of the Chinese Dog – Day 3
René von Tiger – Consulting Detective Day 3 – The track of the dog My colleague Holmes had given me a very nice puzzle. Without even the slightest clue in the paw, I should find the mysterious Chinese Dog. Only the indication that the beast is hanging out on a big party was given to...
The Dog House
 
The Dog House
Rusty pub in the south of London, which issues numbered Fez hats to the guests as a “waiting sign” for ordered bar meals. With this extraordinary gimmick you can do a lot of funny jokes! The beer selection is good, as in almost all British pubs. The burgers are big, juicy and yummy, but the...
The secret of the Chinese Dog – Day 2
 
The secret of the Chinese Dog – Day 2
René von Tiger – Consulting Detective Day 2 – A meeting of masters In the morning of the next day, a decent breakfast was to bring me to new strength. So I went to Speedy’s Sandwich Bar & Cafe, which had been recommended to me by my London colleague. I was amazed when I found...
Sherlock Holmes Museum
 
Sherlock Holmes Museum
On the sidewalk you first notice the long queue as you walk from Baker Street Station towards 221b. An employee of the museum regularly walks past the row, asking the waiting people to keep the sidewalk free for pedestrians, and points out that they should buy the tickets in the shop before joining the queue....
Speedy’s Cafe
 
Speedy’s Cafe
Small, friendly cafe just off Euston Square Station. There is a very decent full English breakfast, tidy sandwiches and delicious burgers. The boss is usually in person behind the counter and sorts out freezing guests like me inside as soon as a seat becomes available there. The rush of tourists has been particularly strong in...
Silver Cross Pub
 
Silver Cross Pub
Centrally located right next to Trafalgar Square is the Silver Cross Pub. Large rooms on the ground floor and during high activity also additional tables in the basement offer ample space for larger groups. The bar has a good selection of different beers, including local London produce. I tried the Pale Ale and the Indian...
The secret of the Chinese Dog – Day 1
 
The secret of the Chinese Dog – Day 1
René von Tiger – Consulting Detective Day 1 – Excitement in the palace I received the call for help from a colleague from London, who faced a seemingly unsolvable puzzle. Rumors had surfaced that a mysterious Chinese dog would take control of the city. Was it about the code name of a nefarious underworld godfather?...
Valentine’s menu at Kitteh’s
 
Valentine’s menu at Kitteh’s
After the hustle and bustle of the carnival was well over, I had to decide whether today is Ash Wednesday or Valentine’s Day for me. Since I have nothing to do with religious hocus-pocus or pseudo-romance holidays, I just decided for some delicious food. 😉 Today, Kitteh’s Kitchen Club has its nose in the lead...
Theodor Fontane: John Maynard
 
Theodor Fontane: John Maynard
John Maynard is one of Theodor Fontane’s most famous ballads, published in 1886. It praises John Maynard, helmsman of a passenger ship on Lake Erie. A fire breaks out at the end of a passage from Detroit to Buffalo. John Maynard remains in his post “in smoke and fire” until the ship reaches the shore,...