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Roman villa in Ahrweiler, Römervilla
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Germany
Northern Europe
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An amazing archeological find turned out to be a Roman Villa

It was a rainy day in Germany, so a visit to a Museum came to mind. Only 45 minutes from where I was staying is Ahrweiler in the North of the Rhineland. There, in 1980, construction workers discovered the remains of an ancient building at the foot of the so called “Silberberg”. It turned out […]

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Thanksgiving table, chicken stuffing
Germany
Northern Europe
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Side dish

A Chicken Stuffing from my Childhood

This is my mother’s poultry stuffing recipe given down through generations. The chicken liver is optional, but for me it brings back memories to my Bavarian and Franconian roots.
I remember my childhood, I would get up early on Sunday morning and my mother would put some cooked “Fülle” Stuffing to the side for me to eat before the chicken is filled

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Leonardifahrt, South Bavaria
Germany
Northern Europe
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Leonhardifahrt, a horse and carriage procession in Bavaria

The famous Leonhardifahrt or Leonhardiritt in South Bavaria is a solemn pilgrimage of horses and cattle in early November to honor the patron St. Leonhard. The magnificently decorated four wheeled horse drawn carriages, lead by a coachmen, come from near and far in the early hours and ride the streets and alleys of Bavarian towns.

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Zwiebelkuchen, Onion tart
Appetizer
Germany
Main Course
Northern Europe
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Angie’s Zwiebelkuchen

Zwiebelkuchen is a popular German onion pastry. It is served with Federweissen (a new fermented wine). Those two just go hand in hand You could just use a regular yeast dough, I prefer Puff Pastry, and the dough can be found in the freezer isle (Pepperidge Farms or at Lidl US).  You need a deep […]

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Tuebingen
Germany
Northern Europe
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Tübingen has a Rainbow Row

After a short stop in Ulm to take some pictures, I continued driving to Tübingen which is a University town in the center of Baden-Württemberg. It is located on the Neckar river, around 30 kilometers south of Stuttgart. Old town landmarks include the Rathaus (City Hall) at the Marktplatz (Market Square) and the castle, Schloß […]

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Spinach Spaetzle
Germany
Northern Europe

Colorful and healthy Spätzle, a variety that also tastes good

Spinach Spätzle, a healthy and wholesome variety on your dinner table. Fresh Spinach can be substituted with the frozen kind. Most varieties of frozen Spinach come in 10 oz packages and needs to be drained once it’s thawed because it will produce a lot of water. A 10 oz package of frozen Spinach is the […]

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the Munich Glockenspiel, city hall
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Germany
Northern Europe
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A famous sight in Munich, the Glockenspiel

Several times a day, always at the full hour, groups of people gather on the Marienplatz in Munich to witness one of the city’s most famous sights: the Glockenspiel

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Dallmayr Restaurant and Deli
Germany
Northern Europe
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Dallmayr is known for Coffee, but also for their famous delicacies in Munich

The Dallmayr, also a Delicatessen House in Munich, is a tradition since the 17th century and a parent company of the famous German coffee “Prodomo”. One morning while staying at the Hotel du Train, I strolled down to the Marienplatz. There, right behind the Townhall at the Dienerstrasse, I found the Dallmayr Coffee house and Deli. Dallmayr Munich has been the finest delicacies for almost 300 years, and the largest delicatessen in Europe.

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Blautopf, Blaubeuren Baden Württemberg
Germany
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The Blautopf, “The Beautiful Lau”

From the Swabian Jura mountains of southern Germany, the meaning “Blue Pot” meaning the spring’s blue and dazzling color, lends itself to fascination and myth The Blautopf at Blaubeuren has a deep blue color, which is best seen in good weather periods. It is a feature of the Karst Spring. It is one of the […]

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Hotel du train, Munich
Germany
Northern Europe
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The Orient Express is in Munich – as a hotel

After arriving in Munich, I wanted to experience a hotel stay of a special kind. I took the public transportation to the Sendlinger Tor or Gate. From there I rolled my large suitcase to the Hotel du Train. I found this hotel fascinating after I read about it in a Munich online newspaper. To my […]

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