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Rothenburg City Hall
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Rothenburg o. T, Rathaus History

Thanks to three clocks, time never stops in the Ratstrinkstube (City Drinking Hall). Also see “Three Days in Rothenburg” Below the gable of the “Ratstrinkstube” is the the large city clock of 1683. The Sun Clock dates back to 1768, with the display and sundial mount, as well as the well-known Rothenburg coat of arms. […]

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How the Weisswurst was born (Recipe)

The Viktualienmarkt is a Biergarten in the middle of Munich. There you can buy the famous Weisswurst. It is the custom that you eat the hot Weisswurst with a grainy sweet Mustard and Pretzel. Originally it was served before noon, now all day, in a covered soup bowl submerged in hot water.

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Dinkelsbuehl
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Dinkelsbühl on the Romantic Road

As a former Reichsstadt, Dinkelsbühl in Middle Frankonia had rather small growth since the end of the Holy Roman Empire. It has escaped both wars and city planners kept the old town largely intact. It is a must stop along the Romantic Road! Dinkelsbühl was  “de facto” self governing until 1802 when it was annexed by Bavaria […]

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Würzburg, where I grew up

Whenever we visit my hometown Würzburg we rent a little vacation home in Veitshöchheim, a town 10 km down the river. In the Morning, after our Brötchen run we take take the boat to Würzburg. The view across the Old Bridge over the Main towards the the silhouette dominated by steeples of old Churches and […]

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The Krampus Folklore

The Krampus is an Alpine custom, a frightening figure of the Advent (beginning of December). While accompanying Saint Nicholas, Nicholas presents good children, and the naughty ones are punished by Krampus, the evil counterpart. By the middle of the twentieth century, this aspect of Krampus was much more accentuated as a scared-faced, black-faced freak who […]

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Bamberg Riverfront
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Bamberg, a little Venice

Bamberg in Upper Franconia is a tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a medieval city in North Bavaria, it lies at the rivers Regnitz and Main, also called “Klein Venedig”. The old town is distinguished by its well-preserved buildings from the 11th to the 19th centuries. The decorated facade paintings of the […]

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The Schwarzmann Girls

My friends Margarete and Anneliese own the Hotel Stadt Mainz. It has been a family business since 1920. Located in the Semmelstrasse, right in the center of Würzburg, and only 500 meters from the Markplatz and the Residenz Castle. When I visit Würzburg to see family, we have lunch together at their Hotel. Their food […]

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Dettelbach, Lower Frankonia

My fathers birthplace, Dettelbach, This medieval town was first mentioned in 741 a.D. I spend my summers there with uncles and aunts, where I stayed in my grandfathers home built in 1560. I still hold a special connection with this historic town Below the ally of my grandparents home. I spend many summers there The […]

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Semmelknödel in Kastenform (Loaf Pan)

Ever been afraid of bread dumplings falling apart in the water, because of some experience of the past? A foolproof recipe for Beginners below. For this recipe I use a 9″x 5″ loaf pan Semmelknödel in Kastenform (Loaf Pan) Print Rate this recipe 1 2 3 4 5 0 ratings Angie with AngiesWeb Ingredients 6-8 […]

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Sommerhausen and Ochsenfurt in Lower Frankonia

Driving through Frankonian Wine Country, first Sommerhausen, then Ochsenfurt. Both towns are only a 10 Minute drive apart. Close by is Baldersheim, where I spent the first three years of my life.

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