Albrecht Dürer Haus 1900’s Continue reading Albrecht Dürer Haus in Nürnberg
A Sunday meal I remember growing up. That sweet and sour, tangy taste and smell you won’t forget. Some have to develop taste buds for it. Sauerbraten can be a big hit a the dinner table, you can’t go wrong cooking for a big crowd. Continue reading Tangy Sauerbraten makes your taste buds happy
I took off on a Saturday morning in late September to take some pictures of the Franconia wine country and ended up at the Volkach Wine festival. After all, it was the the conclusion of the grape picking season. Later in the afternoon I visited the nearby Sommerach to have lunch Continue reading A day at the Volkach Wine Festival
When growing up in Franconia, my parents took me to nearby villages for their Folk Parades. Franconia is in northern Bavaria, many of their costumes or Tracht have their roots from the Baroque period. There are small variations in pattern, color of the traditional clothing, also hair style, depending on the area. Continue reading Franconia’s traditional Folk clothing or Tracht
In my hometown Veitshöchheim in Franconia, wine cooperatives and winegrowers, wineries and regional restaurants organize so-called Winewalks or Weinwanderung from May to October Continue reading What is a Weinwanderung?
“Kartäuser Klösse mit Weinsosse”, or Carthusian dumplings with wine sauce, is a sweet Franconian dish I love and cherish. My mother wrote down this recipe when I left home and started a new life When we were little, my mother often cooked this sweet dish for us. Fridays were my favorite days, and because of my parents catholic faith, most of the time we had … Continue reading A sweet traditional dish from the Franconia Wine country
Anyone who talks about Franconia cannot ignore the Franconian bratwurst, it is unique in Germany. Just like there are different dialects in. this region, there are variances of recipes for the Bratwurst. Continue reading Bratwurst “Drei im Weggla” or “Zwa im Halbn”
Veitshöchheim, is a suburb of Würzburg and only 7 km down the Main River. A well-known place, from which the successful broadcast “Fastnacht in Franken” has been shown on German TV for three decades. You could compare it with Mardi Gras in the US Continue reading Veitshöchheim, from my Childhood