Potato dumplings with gravy

German Potato dumplings or Kartoffelknödel (halb und halb)

This is how my mother prepared and cooked potato dumplings. She would use both boiled and raw potatoes for this delicious homemade side dish. It will not only give the dumplings a great consistency, but is also pure enjoyment with no frills. Continue reading German Potato dumplings or Kartoffelknödel (halb und halb)

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The”Giant” in Miltenberg

The „Zum Riesen” was documented as a Medieval Hostel, and is now operated as a Hotel. The “Giant” can justifiably be called The Oldest Royal Hostel in Germany. Dr. Ph. Madler mentions in his 1865 historical memorabilia of the Inn “Zum Riesen“, that Charles IV took quarters there for eight days in February 1368. Jost Virnhaber from Schwäbisch-Hall must have been an outstanding “Giant owner”. … Continue reading The”Giant” in Miltenberg

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Füssen, a town with the most enchanting castles

After four exciting days in Munich, I drove about 90 minutes southwest towards Füssen with a short stop in Murnau (Staffelsee). It has been about 25 years and I was anxious to visit Füssen, which is nestled near a cluster of majestic Bavarian mountains and a view to several castles where King Ludwig II had lived. Continue reading Füssen, a town with the most enchanting castles

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

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Oberammergau, famously known for its Passion Plays since 1634

Heading from my Hotel in Füssen to Oberammergau, I had a full day planned ahead. This time it took me to this colorful city in the Bavarian Alps The Passion Play House The history goes back to almost 400 years ago. The bubonic plague (black death) raged in many parts of Europe and did not stop at Oberammergau. To put an end to the misery, … Continue reading Oberammergau, famously known for its Passion Plays since 1634

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The Linderhof Palace of King Ludwig ll

The Linderhof Palace follows the “Pleasure Palace” type, which originated in France in the 18th century and was soon built in palace gardens across Europe. The splendid furnishings are a mixture of the French, but also the Bavarian Rococo. This Palace, which resulted from a long period of construction and renovation, is the only larger castle King Ludwig II experienced complete while still alive. Ludwig was a loner and created his own empire with the Linderhof Castle, his palace all for himself. Continue reading The Linderhof Palace of King Ludwig ll