Michaela Merz


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The theft


wollmutzeClara was standing on the station platform waiting for the next train. As she had often done recently, she passed the time with Snapchat. She held her telephone high in the air, so that it looked as if she was filming the surroundings. She was separated from the next platform by a deep trench and two railway lines. The platform was almost deserted. Far away stood a man watching Clara with a sour expression.

“Hey you“, he called in her direction. „What are you doing? Stop filming”.

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Theft of a toilette at Pfreimd castle


During the holidays we slept in a village below the 1000 years old Pfreimd castle. It is a ruin but we could very well imagine how once knights rode on their horses into the court of the castle, how they had hunted around the castle and how they had celebrated in the large hall in the tower in front of an open fire. The most fascinating thing was a perfectly well preserved toilette. It was completely made from stone, a perfectly flat surface to sit on with a hole in it which many years ago ended deep below the castle. Continue reading