Levi Strauss, Jeans inventor and birth place (photo by wikimedia) Sticky post

The town of Buttenheim has a legacy, the famous Levi Strauss

The approx. 3000 inhabitants of Buttenheim did not suspect for a long time that Levi Strauss originally came from there. Only a letter from America, which asked the then mayor in 1983 for information about the birthplace of the jeans inventor, triggered intensive research. An entry in the birth register of the Buttenheim Jewish community and an emigration certificate from the Bamberg State Archives finally proved that Levi Strauss spent his first 18 years of life in Buttenheim. Continue reading The town of Buttenheim has a legacy, the famous Levi Strauss

Neuschwanstein, Allgäu

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

No-knead German crusty bread, Bauernbrot Sticky post

Mein Bauernbrot, a no-knead German crusty Bread

I became a bread baking enthusiast a while back watching a video of a Bakery in NYC. The clip started: “It’s so easy, a four year old can do it”. I had to try, and I am hooked ever since. I have been trying different versions and researched baking techniques, and to my surprise, this Bread taste the closest I grew up with in Germany Continue reading Mein Bauernbrot, a no-knead German crusty Bread