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Apfelschlupfkuchen, sunken apple cake, German
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Apfelschlupfkuchen (Sunken Apple Cake)

I remember my very first cake I baked, I was eight years old and so delighted. I remember taking the baked apple cake outside to the garage to show to my dad who was working on the car. A proud moment I will never forget. 

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Trier Porta Nigra
Germany

My Fall Travel through Germany

As some of you know, I am traveling for the next six weeks through Germany. I just came back from the the South-West area, the oldest town Trier from the Roman times. Above you see the Porta Nigra from 200 a.D. which means Black Gate. I have intermittent internet in the Westerwald mountains, just to […]

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German Plum cake, Zwetschgenkuchen, Pflaumenkuchen
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany

Zwetschgenkuchen or Plum cake

Perfect to accompany an afternoon coffee is the Zwetschgenkuchen. You can find or pick plums from June till late September when they are ripe. In the US you can buy this oval purple fruit in some stores, they are called Italien plums. This recipe is made with a yeast dough on a rectangular sheet cake […]

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Germany
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Book cheaper Flights to Germany

Why are these flights to Germany so much cheaper you ask? The answer is easy, they are booked from a German Travel agency, flights cost less there. I have personally been flying with them for years.   You are able to pay with a US credit or debit card. If you have a German Bank […]

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Wartburg, Eisenach
Germany
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Eisenach, the Martin Luther Saga and home of J.S. Bach

After an exciting week in Leipzig, we stopped in Eisenach and Erfurt and discovered those towns and their history Not far from Erfurt and to the West is Eisenach looking up to the Wartburg castle. Martin Luther, who was a monk, spoke out against church corruption and angered the Pope and Emperor, putting his life […]

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Franconia Tracht, traditional clothing
Germany

Franconia’s traditional Folk clothing or Tracht

When growing up in Franconia, my parents took me to nearby villages for their Folk Parades. Franconia is in northern Bavaria, many of their costumes or Tracht have their roots from the Baroque period. The “Splendor of the Tracht” is celebrated in Ochsenfurter Gau. The richly decorated Tracht of Lower Franconia is not without reason […]

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Elbe river, Dresden Tour boats
Germany
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Dresden should be on your Bucket list

Dresden is always worth a visit. Unfortunately it was almost completely destroyed in a firestorm allied bombing in February 1945. After so many years, it is now completely rebuilt. I have been there twice, first time in 2006, right after the Frauenkirche was erected, and at Christmas 2012 to visit the Dresdner Striezelmarkt At the […]

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Triberg waterfall, wasserfall
Germany
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Germany’s highest Waterfall is in the Black Forest

A natural spectacle of a special kind is the waterfall in Triberg. Foaming and roaring, the waters of the Gutach river plunge down 163 meters. On the paths along the waterfall cascades, you will experience this magnificent natural wonder. We informed ourselves at descriptive boards about animals, plants and peculiarities of the waterfall area, We […]

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Cologne cathedral, Kölner Dom
Germany
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Cologne Cathedral- Germany’s most exciting Church

If you would take the train to Cologne, you practically step out of the Central station and see this immense historic Cathedral or Dom looming in front of you. This time we met up with daughter and family, who vacationed a couple days in Amsterdam, a three hour train ride away. To pick them up, we […]

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Externsteine, Teuteburger Wald
Germany
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Natures Wonder, the Externsteine

The Rock formation is exciting, because their cultural-historical significance is still not fully understood. It is known that the mountain chain originated about 80 million years ago. The Lower Cretaceous sandstone was placed vertically in the area of ​​the Externsteine ​​and since then shaped by erosion. Today, the stones can be climbed through two staircases. […]

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