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

Pützgasse Unkel at the Rhine Sticky post

Honorable well known figures lived in Unkel at the Rhine

It was September, 26, 2021, the German Election day. It was fitting for the moment to visit Unkel at the Rhine. Two very well known political figures in German history spent time there, one taking refuge from the Nazi’s Continue reading Honorable well known figures lived in Unkel at the Rhine

Haushaltsschule 1900's Sticky post

“Haushaltsschule” or Home Economics in 1900’s Germany

In the so-called “Haushaltsschulen” of the 1900’s, young, middle-class women were taught household skills, such as cooking, baking, sewing, handicrafts, gardening and cleaning to prepare them to be good housewives and wives. Continue reading “Haushaltsschule” or Home Economics in 1900’s Germany

Burg Eltz castle Sticky post

Burg Eltz, the oldest castle with a unique architecture

Located between Koblenz and Trier, the Eltz castle is surrounded on three sides by the Elzbach River, a tributary on the north side of the Moselle. I have been there several times with family and friends Burg Eltz built in the 1200’s, has been owned by the same family for 34 generations. It is built on a 230 ft rock on an important Roman trade … Continue reading Burg Eltz, the oldest castle with a unique architecture