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“Weihnachten” from my Childhood

The Advent in Germany is the most magical and festive time. I remember the romantic historical Christkindlmarkets, the garland, lights and glittering Christmas trees, the Glühwein and Lebkuchen that makes a dreary season heart light up. As children we decorated a wreath with four candles, called “Adventskranz,” and lit a new candle every Sunday. Afterward we would walk down the street and view the decorated homes with wreaths, yards and trees with strings of lights, and pyramids with candles in the windows. Continue reading “Weihnachten” from my Childhood

Veitshoechheim Weinwanderung, Winewalk, Weinschlendern

What is a Winewalk or Weinwanderung?

In my hometown Veitshöchheim in Franconia, wine cooperatives and winegrowers, wineries and regional restaurants organize so-called Winewalks or Weinwanderung from May to October I have been at some of these Winewalks, and I truly enjoy it. The “Weinschlendern” as they also call it, started at the Restaurant Sonnenschein at the Main River on a Sunday afternoo n in Veitshöchheim, Lower Franconia. The participants, also the Wine Princesses … Continue reading What is a Winewalk or Weinwanderung?