Palatschinken, sweet Austrian pancake dessert Sticky post

Palatschinken, a sweet Austrian Pancake Dessert

Last October I stayed at an Austrian B&B near Salzburg. The Alpine looking home reminded me of my favorite TV show “Der Bergdoktor“. It was late afternoon, so I searched online for Restaurants near me, where I could eat some Austrian cuisine. An hour later I had a nice dinner with a Palatschinken Austrian pancake as a dessert The Racklwirt Guesthouse was very close, in … Continue reading Palatschinken, a sweet Austrian Pancake Dessert

Viehscheid, bringing the cows down to the valley

Watching the Almabtrieb spectacle in Austria

The Almabtrieb is an annual event in the Alpine region of southern Europe which takes place in late September, early October. It refers to a cattle drive that brings the cow herd down from the mountain pastures to their barns in the valley During summer, cattle herds feed on alpine pastures high up in the mountains. This practice known as Transhumance, meaning the action of moving livestock … Continue reading Watching the Almabtrieb spectacle in Austria

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Rumtopf, a popular dessert, not only for Christmas

Rumtopf is a German and Austrian dessert made of mixed fruit and Rum traditionally eaten around Christmas. It is made by preserving pieces of fruit that have been soaking in Rum for months, to which other fruits are added in the summer and early fall. In Austria the Rumtopf is often made with a strong, spiced Austrian Rum called Stroh.  Each season brings different fruit, … Continue reading Rumtopf, a popular dessert, not only for Christmas

Buchteln, sweet baked yeast dumpling in vanilla sauce

Buchteln, a delicious oven yeast dumpling

Buchteln, also known as Rohrnudeln or Ofennudeln, are a type of sweet, yeast-based dumpling that is baked in the oven. This sweet yeast pastry originated in Austria and the Czech Republic. They are a popular treat enjoyed as a dessert. Buchteln are made by taking small portions of sweet yeast dough and filling them with various sweet fillings such as Apricot fruit preserves, Nutella, or … Continue reading Buchteln, a delicious oven yeast dumpling

Neuschwanstein, Allgäu

Füssen, a town with the most enchanting castles

After four exciting days in Munich, I drove about 90 minutes southwest towards Füssen with a short stop in Murnau (Staffelsee). It has been about 25 years and I was anxious to visit Füssen, which is nestled near a cluster of majestic Bavarian mountains and a view to several castles where King Ludwig II had lived. Continue reading Füssen, a town with the most enchanting castles