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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, I passed the Röntgen House many times, not really paying attention. Then after some history lessons in school, I saw the significance of this famous research building. With this discovery he was granted the Nobel Price rice in physics. The home belonged to the formal […]

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Germany
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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 […]

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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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Cuckoo clock, Black Forest, Kuckucksuhr
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Germany

An annoying Clock that is made in the Black Forest

The basic form of the housing has been modeled since the mid-19th century usually a “Bahnwärterhäuschen” with pitched roof and decorated with more or less intricately carved wood ornaments. The acoustic cuckoo time signal is movably mounted in the housing behind a door-like flap. It is usually swung open and one or more cuckoo calls […]

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

Born and raised in North Bavaria, it was natural for us to wear the traditional costumes or “Tracht” at least once a year to a festival. Sometimes I wore my Dirndl to the “Kiliani” Festival in Würzburg. Wearing the Tracht to the Town Festival or Biergarten is becoming popular in other parts in Germany, not […]

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Veitshoechheim Weinwanderung, Winewalk, Weinschlendern
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Germany
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What is a Winewalk or Weinwanderung?

In my hometown in Lower Franconia, wine cooperatives and winegrowers, wineries and regional restaurants organize so-called wine tours or wine hiking days from May to October. I have been at some of these Winewalks, and I truly enjoy it. The “Weinschlendern” as they also call it, started at the Restaurant Sonnenschein at the Main River […]

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German Bier
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Drinks, mixed
Germany

Did German Monks discover the Bier?

We regularly consume beer, know that Germans are involved in global Bier production and can distinguish beer types. Hardly anyone really knows since when the first beer was developed. Many people would answer to this question that it was invented by monks Unfortunately, that’s not quite true, monks started brewing beer long ago (1100’s), and […]

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Geselle, Journeyman in Cologne
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Germany

My Great-grandfather, the Journeyman

The story is, as I was told, that my great-grandfather was a Journeyman in Leatherware, also called “Gerber” guild in the late 1800’s. He walked (Waltz) in his “Kluft” from North of Trier, and stopped at Master- shoemakers to learn his trade. He arrived and settled in Franconia, the town of Dettelbach, and opened his […]

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Doener, Turkish and German street 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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Bratwurst stand in Nuernberg
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Germany
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Bratwurst “Drei im Weggla” or “Zwa im Halbn”

Just like there are different dialects in Germany, there are variances of recipes for the Bratwurst, especially in the Franconia region of Germany:   The Coburger Bratwurst is the largest with at least 31 cm, it’s a coarse kind and usually roasted over the open pine cone fire, which gives the special flavor. It is […]

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