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Topfenknoedel, Austrian dish
Austria
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Germany
Northern Europe
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Austrian Topfenknödel

A typical Austrian or Bavarian dish I ate in Mittenwald, South Bavaria. These are called “Topfenknödel“. Topfen means Quark, and can be substituted with Greek Yoghurt. The dumplings could be be filled with Plum or Apricot pieces, and covered with puppy seed instead of bread crumps. While preparing the Topfenknoedel, you can make the Vanilla […]

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Ellmau, der Bergdoktor
Austria
Germany
Southern Europe
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A visit to the “Bergdoktor” in Ellmau

On my drive to Mittenwald I planned a stop at the town of “Going at the Wilden Kaiser” in Austria. Wilder Kaiser is the name of the mountain. Here, and in Ellmau was my all time favorite show “Der Bergdoktor” or Mountain Doctor filmed. If you ever seen the show or movie, you will recognize […]

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Trachten, Lederhhosen, Bavarian
Allgemein
Austria
Germany
Southern Europe
Travel Destinations

Bavarian and Austrian Traditions, the Dirndl and Lederhosen

Born and raised in North Bavaria, it was natural for us to wear the traditional costumes or “Tracht” at least once a year to a festival. Sometimes I wore my Dirndl to the “Kiliani” Festival in Würzburg. Wearing the Tracht to the Town Festival or Biergarten is becoming popular in other parts in Germany, not […]

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Auszogne Donut, Knieküchle
Austria
Breads and Pastry
Desserts
Germany
Recipes

Auszogne, a German/Austrian pastry

Auszogne, also called Knieküchle, is a traditional pastry of southern German and Austrian cuisine. They can be found in a Bavarian, Swabia, Frankonia, Austrian and Thuringia kitchen or bakery

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Salzburg Residenzplatz
Austria
Northern Europe
Travel Destinations

Three days in Salzburg, Austria

On the way to Austria, we made a stop in the Salzburger Land (Salzburg area). It was late in the afternoon when we drove into the town of Grödig, only 6 km from Salzburg. We knocked on the door of this darling bed and breakfast “Landhaus Bachmann”. A friendly lady, which happened to be the […]

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Straw sculptures Noah's arc, Berchtesgaden
Austria
Southern Europe
Travel Destinations

Straw Sculptures driving through Berchtesgadener Land

The best way to explore South Bavaria or Austria is driving through the country side, away from the Autobahn You’ll see the most incredible things besides the beautiful mountain peaks We ran into this “Arche Noah” (Ark) made out of straw. I believe it was a school project of kids from this small town near Berchtesgaden Königsee  

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Griessknödelsuppe
Austria
Germany
Recipes
Soups
Vegetarian

Griessnockerl Suppe, or Semolina Dumpling Soup

As an Austrian dish originally, I am familiar with this soup from my childhood. Semolina flour is not easily found in the stores, it can be ordered on Amazon.  Below are some of my suggestions: There are several German dishes prepared with Semolina flour. Like sweet Grießchnitten, Grießbrei etc. Recipes will follow in future posts Griessnockerlsuppe, or Semolina Dumpling Soup Print Rate this recipe 1 2 […]

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Pretzel dumplings with Mushroom sauce, Brezelknoedel
Austria
Germany
Recipes
Side dish
Vegetarian

Brezelknödel or Pretzel Dumplings

Ironically, I ate my first Pretzel Dumplings in Leipzig at a Bavarian Restaurant (Bayrischer Bahnhof). This old train station has a 170 year old history, where the first track was built between Leipzig and Altenburg. The Knödel had a distinctive taste, and I tried to recreate it at home. It’s similar to the Semmelknödel, just a […]

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Cemetery, Hallstatt, Austria
Allgemein
Austria
Northern Europe
Travel Destinations

Beinhaus (Hallstatt) with Bones and Skulls

A few steps behind the Catholic church in Hallstatt, Austria, stands the 12th-century Saint Michael Chapel (Michelskapelle). There is the famous Beinhaus with its approximately six hundred rows of rows of painted skulls. Some of them were painted at the end of the 18th century, some only in the 20th century. Its bloom had the […]

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Salzkammergut, Wolfganssee
Austria
Travel Destinations

Sankt Gilgen, Wolfgangsee

Sankt Gilgen lies at the picturesque Wolfgangsee (Lake Wolfgang). Here it is easy to leave everyday life behind – use the numerous water sports or relax in peace at one of the sunny and idyllic beaches right on the lake.

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