Leonhardifahrt, South Bavaria Sticky post

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. Continue reading Leonhardifahrt, a horse and carriage procession in Bavaria

Weisswurst, Bavaria, Munich Sticky post

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. Continue reading How the Weisswurst was born (Recipe)

Rothenburg City Hall, Rothenburg Rathaus, astronomical clock

Rothenburg Rathaus History

When in Rothenburg, I have often looked up to the Rathaus clocks and wondered if this little piece of history is true, or just folklore. I mean, who drinks one gallon of wine one sitting?! It’s up for you to decide. Also see “Three Days in Rothenburg” Thanks to three clocks, time never stops in the Ratstrinkstube (City Drinking Hall) Below the gable of the … Continue reading Rothenburg Rathaus History

Altweiber Fastnacht

Weiberfastnacht, a day Women go crazy

I was in the Rheinland about this time last year. This is something you have to see, at least once in your lifetime A very old custom is “Weiberfastnacht” or „Altweiberfasching“. This holiday is the third Thursday of the month in February, before Ash Wednesday in the Karneval season, and celebrated mostly in the Rheinland area It was originally a day for women, now also … Continue reading Weiberfastnacht, a day Women go crazy