Martin Glas Heimatphotographie Der Riese Miltenberg Sticky post

The”Giant” in Miltenberg

The real GIANT „Zum Riesen” in Miltenberg was documented as a medieval Hostel, and is now operated as a Hotel. Did you know, the “Giant” can justifiably be called the oldest royal hostel in Germany. Dr. Ph. Madler mentions in his 1865 historical memorabilia of the Inn “Zum Riesen“, that Charles IV took quarters there for eight days in February 1368. Documents from Dr. Madler … Continue reading The”Giant” in Miltenberg

View to Grossheubach per Wikimedia Sticky post

A fascinating view from the Engelberg Monastery

Every so often, when in the Miltenberg area, we take a hike up the Engelberg mountain. Climbing up the 612 Engelstaffen” or Angel steps, we have a breathtaking view of Grossheubach below. Once we reach the top of the mountain we’d walk the grounds of the Franciscan monastery and take a seat at a Biergarten to enjoy the local Franconian drinks and eats. The Engelberg … Continue reading A fascinating view from the Engelberg Monastery

Old Roman bridge Germany

Römerbrücke, the oldest German bridge built by the Romans

Ever since I visited Trier a couple years ago, I am intrigued and fascinated in Germany’s ancient Roman history. About 1800 years ago, the Romans found a nice location at the Mosel river in Trier and built a bridge, the Römerbrücke. Sure, it’s not exactly the easiest construction project, but the Romans had immediate access to the roads on both sides of the river, which … Continue reading Römerbrücke, the oldest German bridge built by the Romans

Pumpkin Festival Ludwigsburg near Stuttgart

A Fairytale World of Pumpkins north of Stuttgart

A couple years ago, in September 2019, I was fortunate to see the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival north of Stuttgart. It is the largest Pumpkin exhibition in the world and has a new theme every year. The Pumpkin festival is every year at the end of August at the Ludwigsburg Castle Gardens. It has a display of 450,000 pumpkins that are artistically designed into sculptures. In … Continue reading A Fairytale World of Pumpkins north of Stuttgart

Marburg Market Square, Marktplatz Sticky post

Marburg, a lovely old town with cobblestone streets and half-timbered homes

A large part of Marburg has many half-timbered homes that have been lovingly renovated and is today again showing its historical charm. My stroll through the picturesque alleys started at the Market square, whose striking Rathaus or town hall in late Gothic style was completed in 1527. I took a pause and shot some pictures of this magnificent building while waiting for the City Trolley Train. Continue reading Marburg, a lovely old town with cobblestone streets and half-timbered homes

Dampfnudel mit Mohn, Vanilla sosse

Dampfnudeln, a German steamed Yeast Dumpling

Something I reminisce, we had Dampfnudeln with Kartoffelsuppe (Potato soup) some weekdays at our house. The fluffiest (!) German steamed yeast dumplings made with my Mother’s recipe. So far I have never dared to do it, but now I claim it to be mine. I believe I succeeded. Continue reading Dampfnudeln, a German steamed Yeast Dumpling

Ulm Crooked House“ (Schiefes Haus) Sticky post

A Crooked or “Schiefes Haus” in Ulm

Last September I stopped at an Italian Eiscafé at the Fishermen’s Quarter in Ulm. I was sitting there enjoying my Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream cup (scroll down for recipe) with an excellent view to the „Crooked House“ or in German “Schiefes Haus”. Besides this precarious building, I visited the Ulm Cathedral that has the highest church tower in the world! The original half-timbered house from … Continue reading A Crooked or “Schiefes Haus” in Ulm

Apfelstrudel with vanilla ice cream Sticky post

Anneliese’s scrumptious “Apfelstrudel” or Apple Strudel

Anneliese, a former Chef at Hotel Stadt Mainz in Würzburg has given me over time some of her family recipes, this time the Apfelstrudel, which I like to present today. Whenever in Würzburg I visit my friends, the Schwarzmann girls. The sisters Margarete and Anneliese Schwarzmann and their parents (RIP) have a 100 year history in the hospitality field. They owned the Hotel and Restaurant … Continue reading Anneliese’s scrumptious “Apfelstrudel” or Apple Strudel