In Bavaria, you are apt to see this as a side dish to just about everything. The Pretzel (Bretzel, Bretzen or Brezn it's all the same) has been around Southeastern Germany since the 1400's and it may be surprising to learn the fat and calorie breakdown of this Bavarian staple. These shown above, I made… Continue reading A Bavarian Staple – The Pretzel
Let's talk about food and with this post I must add beer as the two go together at this place. My husband had heard about this old beergarten with a rich history so of course we set out one afternoon to go find it. We had gotten off a tram and began our walk down… Continue reading Delicious Baked Camembert & old Leipzig Gastronomy
If you happened to read my last post, you know we are back from... you guessed it, Leipzig. I admit I was a bit apprehensive about this trip when we found out the main Train Station was to be closed for the time we planned to be there. They were replacing all of the tracks… Continue reading Follow us around Leipzig, Germany
Can you guess what city we visited? I'll give you a hint... it is in Germany and was formerly part of the DDR. I have so much to share with you, from some of our sightseeing to a delicious and rather unusual meal at a pretty famous biergarten known worldwide. In a day or two… Continue reading We are back from…
I'm here! Sorry for not posting last week, but it was celebration time here in Bavaria. Many of you may know this time as Oktoberfest, State Fair or Volksfest. In the beautiful city of Straubing, the Gäubodenvolksfest is held for 11 days in August. Briefly the background is, the King of Bavaria organized this agricultural… Continue reading My 6th Gäubodenvolksfest!
The national sport of Germany is...? Anyone? Soccer or Fußball as we call it here. That question was even on my Citizenship test, believe it or not. My husband Leif is an avid sports enthusiast. Soccer, hockey and baseball. As a child growing up in Germany, they pick a team. Just like in the United… Continue reading Spring training at the Tegernsee & the national sport