Colton's Journey to Germany

Current Location

Konstanz, Germany

Hello! My name is Colton Ochsner and I am studying science fiction and fantasy movies in Konstanz, Germany. My research is taking me far, and I look forward to sharing the adventure with you!


Konstanz may be a small city, but it offers a wide variety of events and activities. Join me as I show you some of this week's highlights and happenings in the surrounding area. 


The time has come at last to say, in the words of the Germans, Tschüß - or "farewell!" As Jenny and I returned this weekend from Paris, the city of Konstanz was preparing for "Fasnacht."

Field Notes

Stolperstein, or "stumbling stone," is a term which in English refers to an obstacle, a hindrance or a weakness that holds someone back. But what does it mean in German culture today?


This last week, Jenny and I traveled to Paris, France so that I could visit some archives there. In the three days we were there, we enjoyed many sites in the "city of lights."