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An empty Bocksbeutel wine bottle from 1905 was found in NY City

An exciting day for the people of Würzburg. An empty Wine bottle of 1905 was recently found at a construction work site in NY City at a former Biergarten. The “Bocksbeutel” carries the Coat of Arms of the Bürgerspital in Würzburg Some well known Vintners of Würzburg researched the archives and found something interesting. An old price list from 1910 had with all probability the … Continue reading An empty Bocksbeutel wine bottle from 1905 was found in NY City

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Baking Bread of ancient Rome

On my Romans in Rhineland fact finding trip I became interested in bread baking like it was done in the antiquity. After some research, I plunged into baking the bread like the Romans did as depicted in paintings, and found as carbonised loafs in ovens of Pompeii. The bread diverged a little, but it had a very aromatic, whole grain taste with a yellowish crumb, … Continue reading Baking Bread of ancient Rome

Römerwelt Rheinbrohl, Limes

The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

A day after I visited Cologne and saw the monuments and Roman history there, I discovered that there was a museum called RömerWelt in Rheinbrohl near my river cottage. That morning I set my alarm for 7.30, made some coffee and got ready for a new adventure. That day exceeded my expectations learning more about the ancient Romans in my area Sections: ROME – A … Continue reading The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

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Tyrolean Spinach Dumplings at the ‘Buzihütte’

We ate these delicious Spinach dumplings after a short climb up a mountain to the rustic Buzihütte restaurant near Innsbruck, Austria. Afterward we sat with the locals and sang On days when I don’t know what to cook (unfortunately there are more of them than I would like), I make my Spinach dumplings. They taste great and can also be frozen very well. I heard … Continue reading Tyrolean Spinach Dumplings at the ‘Buzihütte’

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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

Cologne under Roman Empire 200 a.D, Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium

Cologne was a thriving Roman city 2000 years ago

I like to explore history, including the Roman Empire and their expansion thousands of years ago in Germany. While doing research, I discovered there were two big Roman settlements, one in Trier, and further north at the Rhine, the city of Cologne. You can still find some remnants of stone houses, roads and gates that have stood there 2000 years ago. Continue reading Cologne was a thriving Roman city 2000 years ago

German Semmelknoedel, bread dumplings with chanterelle sauce

Pfifferlinge (Chanterelle), a very popular edible mushroom since ancient times

Chanterelles, or in German Pfifferlinge, are golden yellow mushrooms that are widespread in Europe and found on the menu late July to end of September. One of my favorite dishes is the Semmelknödel with the creamy Pfifferling Sauce (Bread dumplings with Chanterelle mushroom sauce), The fine taste of this mushroom and the clear shape speaks for itself. For the light and uncomplicated summer kitchen, the … Continue reading Pfifferlinge (Chanterelle), a very popular edible mushroom since ancient times