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Impressive Rock formation in the Saxon-Switzerland

I saw this impressive Rock formation from a distance when looking afar from the Königstein castle in Saxony. If you want to go there off the beaten track through the Saxon- Switzerland, then you should choose the path through the “Höllenschlund” gorge. Off the marked trail, an old path leads down to rock steps into […]

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Germany
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Burg Eltz, the oldest castle with a unique architecture

My home base is not far, so I visit almost every year. Also see my tips and recommendations at the bottom. In 1157, the name Eltz was mentioned for the first time. In a gifted deed to Emperor Friedrich the first Barbarossa, a Rudolfus of Eltz. Rudolf lived on the Elz, as it was called […]

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Trachten, Lederhhosen
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Germany
Southern Europe
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Bavarian and Austrian Traditions, the Dirndl and Lederhosen

Just like the men in the picture above, many (especially non-Germans) imagine the typical Bavarian. And it’s true, the Bavarians love their “Tracht” Today, this is mainly worn on special occasions such as family celebrations, weddings or folk festivals. It should be noted that “the Bavarian Tracht or costume” does not really exist. Rather, there […]

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What is a Winewalk or Weinwanderung?

These are one- or multi-day events mainly held in Frankonia, Rhineland and Baden Württemberg besides others. These Winewalks or Tours take place in the regional vineyards and wine-growing areas and the nearby villages. There will be almost always a wine tour of an advertised hiking route with several stations, where culinary specialties and, of course, […]

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Drinks, mixed
Germany

Did German Monks discover the Bier?

Unfortunately, that’s not quite true, monks started brewing beer long ago (1100’s), and as we learned the ancient Egyptians “invented” it about 6,000 years ago. There is further evidence from the Romans who called the beer Cervisian (after the goddess of crops: Ceres). The Celts already knew early forms of today’s beer under the name […]

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The Blautopf, “The Beautiful Lau”

From the Swabian Jura mountains of southern Germany, the meaning “Blue Pot” in German, the spring’s blue and dazzling color lends itself to fascination and myth. It is one of the largest of its kind in Germany, is 21 meters deep and below the water surface is a widely branched cave system. The Blautopf has […]

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Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Main Course
Recipes

A sweet traditional dish from German Wine country

This must be one of the only times a kid can consume alcohol in Germany. The sauce is made with eggs and dry white wine.   Kartäuser Klösse mit Weinsosse Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 3 ratings Angie with AngiesWeb Ingredients 6 to 8 stale rolls 2 eggs 2 cups milk […]

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My Great-grandfather, the Journeyman

The Journeyman years (Wanderjahre) are a time of travel for several years after completing an apprenticeship as a craftsman. The guild has died in the 1920’s, but made a comeback after the 1980’s. The journeyman is required to wear a uniform, named  “Kluft “. The “Geselle” demeanor should be friendly in public, and this will help them […]

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German Marble Cake
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Marmorkuchen or Marble Cake

Before starting the preparation of the marble cake, it is best to remove the chilled ingredients, such as butter, eggs and milk, from the fridge about two hours before. All the ingredients in the preparation of the dough should have room temperature, and combine well into a homogeneous mass. That makes for a wonderfully loose […]

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