On September, I will start a new saga set in the Rhine Tribunal, appealled by the great Guardian of the Forest book.
My previous one was set in the Normandy one, in Brittany. Living in France (in Brittany indeed) I had no difficulties finding sources for historical and legendary data, both on the Internet, in books and in trips. However my German is really basic (I studied it many years ago but never spoke it very much) and I'm only a beginner when it comes to German history and legends (I know of Barbarossa and the Niebelungen, not much more).
I checked the Internet sources in the GotF of course, some of the websites in English seems to be dead but there is still some available material on the legends.
However most of the historical material is in books, all of them quite hard to find in a French library.
Do you have any Internet resources (or French books) to recommend? I'm especially searching for political maps, heraldry and legends (fairies, saints, witches, demons, etc.) for the 1200-1300 period, in Germany and around the Upper Rhine area.
Thank you very much