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Noerdlingen
Germany
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A German town built on a Crater

The town of Nördlingen is a large district town in the Swabian district of Donau-Ries in Bavaria. The former imperial city is the largest city in the district, and it shares with its neighbors to the north (Rothenburg and Dinkelsbühl) the distinction of being one of the only remaining walled medieval towns in Germany. Nördlingen, […]

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Burg Wertheim
Germany
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A side trip to Wertheim castle

We arrived in Wertheim and parked our car at the Schlossgasse Parking garage. We could walked straight up the hill to the castle, not knowing we were so close. Instead the strolled into town, passed by a Glass museum, which was unfortunately closed. I was asking one of the shop keepers what the best way […]

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Brotzeit Teller
Germany
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Obatzta, a Bavarian Brie Spread

“Obatzda”, also called “Angemachter Camembert” in my Frankonian circles, is a typical Bavarian spread made from Brie. It is served with a fresh Pretzel or Bauernbrot This spread includes Beer and Caraway seeds which is added in many Southern German dishes. Thinking about Bavarian Pork roast and Sauerkraut. I have an American friend who despised […]

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Bratwurst stand in Nuernberg
Allgemein
Germany
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Bratwurst “Drei im Weggla” or “Zwa im Halbn”

The Coburger Bratwurst is the largest with at least 31 cm, it’s a coarse kind and usually roasted over the open pine cone fire, which gives the special flavor. It is also the only one that is eaten as a single entity on a small bun, but all the other in Upper Frankonian variants are […]

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Rothenburg City Hall
Germany
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Rothenburg Rathaus History

Also see “Three Days in Rothenburg” Thanks to three clocks, time never stops in the Ratstrinkstube (City Drinking Hall) 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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Veishoechheim
Allgemein
Germany
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Veitshöchheim, from my Childhood

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. Late February, the big attraction of the year is Fasching or Karneval. […]

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Dinkelsbuehl
Allgemein
Germany
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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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Allgemein
Germany
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Miltenberg am Main

Between vineyards, forest and water at the romantic Main valley lies the gateway to Spessart and Odenwald, the medieval half-timbered town of Miltenberg. Here, on the southwestern tip of the Mainviertel, the idyllic course of the river Main, characterizes the landscape. The city of Miltenberg looks back on 3,500 years of proud history and is […]

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Germany
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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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Allgemein
Germany
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Vogelsburg near Volkach

A visit on a mid May afternoon to the best view in Lower Frankonia While at a Family Reunion in the area, my cousin took me to this famous Look-out. A former nunnery, the Vogelsburg between Escherndorf and Volkach brought back childhood memories. Today there is a Restaurant and Biergarten on the site. A must […]

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