Buk was born in Andernach, 16th of August 1920. His father an american Soldier who fell in love with a german Fraeulein.
at the age of 2, the Familie moved back to Amerika.
not many signs tell the visitor of this fact. I think the People of Andernach are not that fond of him. his books where a bit too much for many...and may that be as it is, still, he's born in this Town and I consider him..one of us!! read on at the website below.
you can buy his books in the many bookstores in Andernach, all in very good translation!!
A finish to the Maria Laach day
Frustrated in our search for the tuff-stone works we went on to Andernach.. The town was closed except for the nice tourist office who provided a walking map and a map with instructions back to the stoneworks. Andernach retains part of its medieval walls and towers and gates as well as several old buildings. On Wallstrasse, the walls serve as backs to some old buildings. Across the Adenaue Allee there is a sweeping view of the Rhine, outside the Rheintor.The city is actually larger than most of the towns in the area.
We walked most of the map but I fatigue quicker than in days of yore and so I missed some of the "viewpoints" such as the "baker-boys" carved in tuff-stone in the inner court of the Rheintor (and also its outside facade).