Römerwelt Rheinbrohl, Limes

The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

A day after I visited Cologne and saw the monuments and Roman history there, I discovered that there was a museum called RömerWelt in Rheinbrohl near my river cottage. That morning I set my alarm for 7.30, made some coffee and got ready for a new adventure. That day exceeded my expectations learning more about the ancient Romans in my area. ROME – A GLOBAL … Continue reading The rich Roman history of the Rhineland

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Römerbrücke, the oldest German bridge built by the Romans

Ever since I visited Trier a couple years ago, I am intrigued and fascinated in Germany’s ancient Roman history. About 1800 years ago, the Romans found a nice location at the Mosel river in Trier and built a bridge, the Römerbrücke. Sure, it’s not exactly the easiest construction project, but the Romans had immediate access to the roads on both sides of the river, which … Continue reading Römerbrücke, the oldest German bridge built by the Romans

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A Fairytale World of Pumpkins north of Stuttgart

A couple years ago, in September 2019, I was fortunate to see the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival north of Stuttgart. It is the largest Pumpkin exhibition in the world and has a new theme every year. The Pumpkin festival is every year at the end of August at the Ludwigsburg Castle Gardens. It has a display of 450,000 pumpkins that are artistically designed into sculptures. In … Continue reading A Fairytale World of Pumpkins north of Stuttgart

Cologne under Roman Empire 200 a.D, Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium Sticky post

Cologne was a thriving Roman city 2000 years ago

I like to explore history, including the Roman Empire and their expansion thousands of years ago in Germany. While doing research, I discovered there were two big Roman settlements, one in Trier, and further north at the Rhine, the city of Cologne. You can still find some remnants of stone houses, roads and gates that have stood there 2000 years ago. Continue reading Cologne was a thriving Roman city 2000 years ago

German Semmelknoedel, bread dumplings with chanterelle sauce

Pfifferlinge (Chanterelle), a very popular edible mushroom since ancient times

Chanterelles, or in German Pfifferlinge, are golden yellow mushrooms that are widespread in Europe and found on the menu late July to end of September. One of my favorite dishes is the Semmelknödel with the creamy Pfifferling Sauce (Bread dumplings with Chanterelle mushroom sauce), The fine taste of this mushroom and the clear shape speaks for itself. For the light and uncomplicated summer kitchen, the … Continue reading Pfifferlinge (Chanterelle), a very popular edible mushroom since ancient times

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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 city in the Bavarian Alps that is known for its Passion Plays. It started over 400 years ago, with performances that have been taken place every ten years The Passion Play House The history goes back to almost 400 years ago. The bubonic … Continue reading Oberammergau, famously known for its Passion Plays since 1634

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Wirsinggemüse, a creamed Savoy Cabbage dish from the Franconia region

I was in the vegetable section of the grocery store the other day and found a Savoy Cabbage. I remembered that my mother used to make a creamed Cabbage vegetable dish at family gatherings. You can find Savoy Cabbage in certain grocery stores in the US. Maybe try Harris Teeter, Publix, Wegmans, Whole Foods or Earth Fare Savoy Cabbage, besides other vegetables, is grown in … Continue reading Wirsinggemüse, a creamed Savoy Cabbage dish from the Franconia region

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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