Hildegard von Bingen nerve cookies Sticky post

A 1000 year old Cookie recipe that calms your Nerves

According to Hildegard von Bingen ancient written recipe that calms your nerves; the spices that are used strengthen the five senses: a clear vision, acute hearing, a fine taste of sense of smell and a sensitive touch Continue reading A 1000 year old Cookie recipe that calms your Nerves

Levi Strauss, Jeans inventor and birth place (photo by wikimedia) Sticky post

The town of Buttenheim has a legacy, the famous Levi Strauss

The approx. 3000 inhabitants of Buttenheim did not suspect for a long time that Levi Strauss originally came from there. Only a letter from America, which asked the then mayor in 1983 for information about the birthplace of the jeans inventor, triggered intensive research. An entry in the birth register of the Buttenheim Jewish community and an emigration certificate from the Bamberg State Archives finally proved that Levi Strauss spent his first 18 years of life in Buttenheim. Continue reading The town of Buttenheim has a legacy, the famous Levi Strauss

Sankt Nikolaus Santa Claus in Bavaria by Wikimedia

Sankt Nikolaus, the history and how he became a beloved figure

The custom, the filling of the shoes in the night from the 5th to the 6th December or similar is based on the legend of the three virgins, who were gifted at night by St. Nicholas. This is mainly done in the Bavarian catholic regions, and the Christmas Child usually comes Christmas Eve with presents. Continue reading Sankt Nikolaus, the history and how he became a beloved figure