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Nuernberger Christmas Market
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Germany
Northern Europe
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Nürnberg has a new Christkind

The Nürnberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the most famous Christmas markets in the world – with a “real” Christkind, the original Gingerbread and the Christkindlesglühwein. The new Christkind Benigna has opened the Weihnachtsmarket on Friday (29.11.19) with the traditional prologue In the 2019 opening of the Nürnberg of the Christkindlmarket, the new Christkind Benigna Munsi […]

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Zwetschgenmännchen, making dolls out of plums
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Germany
Northern Europe

"Zwetschgemännle" made out of dried Prunes

For decades the “Zwetschgenmännle” which are popular figures from dried Prunes, can be found at the colorful world of the Christkindlesmarkt. There are over 350 different figures – from “Nackerte” (Naked) to “Schlotfeger” (Chimney sweeper) to Lovers. The repertoire ranges. There are hundreds of Gnomes and bass Violin players, Guitarists and Pianists, Cooks and Waiters, Mushroom pickers, Pastors, and even Devils etc.

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Christmas of my childhood banner
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Germany
Northern Europe

“Weihnachten” from my Childhood

The Advent in Germany is the most magical and festive time. I remember the romantic historical Christkindlmarkets, the garland, lights and glittering Christmas trees, the Glühwein and Lebkuchen that makes a dreary season heart light up. As children we decorated a wreath with four candles, called “Adventskranz,” and lit a new candle every Sunday. Afterward we would walk down the street and view the decorated homes with wreaths, yards and trees with strings of lights, and pyramids with candles in the windows.

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Spatchcock a turkey
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Spatchcock a Turkey?

How to make the juiciest Turkey with the crispiest skin, and will also cook in a fraction of time. There is an easy technique. You can just cut out the backbone by spatchcocking your bird, also called “butterflied turkey”   If your turkey is natural and has not been brined or pre–seasoned, you could brine […]

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Angie's Glass Mosaic flowers
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My Art

My Glass Mosaic

I was always fond of Glass and Crystal, or anything transparent, colorful and shiny. When walking in my neighborhood as a kid, I passed by a workshop that made beautiful Stained Glass Windows for churches and doors for homes. I admire anything with Glass Art. I had the opportunity to take a Mosaic class 2 years ago working with glass pieces. I produced mainly flowers like Lillies, birds like Cardinals, Blue Jays and Yellow Goldfinch, also Owls, Butterflies, German Vineyards and River Scenes

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Doener plate, Turkish food
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Germany
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Döner, a popular street food

A Döner is the Turkish version Greek Gyros. When in Germany, I order my Plate with a slaw, cucumber, tomatoes and fried garlic potatoes. It’s my other favorite street food while in Germany. The true Döner was discovered 1867 by Iskender Efendi (Master Alexander), the original family restaurant is located near Istanbul (Bursa), Turkey, where […]

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Bad Füssing Therme1, Bavaria
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Germany
Northern Europe
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Healthy retreats in Germany

When I was staying in Passau recently, I didn’t know what to do on a rainy and cool day, so I decided to take a 45 minute drive to the Bad Füssing Kur town, which means a place to cure an illness. Some towns have Thermal Bath houses or Thermal Spas  Open-air, natural thermal springs […]

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Dr. Roentgen Haus Wuerzburg
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Germany
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What does Würzburg have to do with x-Rays?

While walking or riding the bus to school in Würzburg, Germany, I have passed the Röntgen House many times, not really paying attention. After some history lessons in school, I learned the significance of this famous research building. I found out that the first x-Rays were discovered in Würzburg by W.C Röntgen in 1885 With […]

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Fly USA Germany LLC logo
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Germany
Travel Destinations

Book cheaper Flights to Germany

Why are these Flights to Germany so much cheaper you ask? The answer is easy, they are booked from a German Travel agency, flights cost less there. I have personally been flying with them for years. You are able to pay with a US credit or debit card. If you have a German Bank account, […]

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Edelweiss flower in Austrian, Bavarian mountains
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Germany
Southern Europe

Edelweiss, the “Eternal Flower”

The Alpine Edelweiss (also Leontopodium alpinum) is the only native plant in Central Europe representative of the approximately 40 known Edelweiss species, which are widespread in the mountains of Europe and Asia. It is found in the Alps, the Carpathians and in the Jura, where it settled after the last ice age as an immigrant […]

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