Bavarian Donuts, an Auszogne Recipe
Bavarian Donuts, also known as Auszogne or Kniekuechle, are a "Kultgebaeck". A cult baked good that, like many things, probably originated in a medieval German monastery. Once something to look forward to only during church holidays and festivals now they are enjoyed the whole year.
Palm Bouquets, a Palm Sunday tradition in Germany
Palm Bouquets are a 10th century German Easter tradition, "Good Luck" charms kept until Ash Wednesday or added to Easter Sunday Fires. Colorfully decorated twigs, herbs and flowers, carried in Palm Sunday processions to be blessed in church but also great decorations for Easter. With "How To".
Storks are among Germany's favorite wildlife. "Stars" of myth and superstition, with their own theme route, their return to nests on Germany's cliff-ledges, rooftops, chimneys and purpose-built towers after spending winter in warmer climates, is a signal spring is not far away.
Easter in Germany - Decorating Eggs
The ancient practice of decorating eggs, to hang from trees or add color to homes during the Easter holiday, is popular in German speaking countries, while they are also decorated and given as gifts at other times of the the year. Here's a "How To" with some decorating ideas.
Germany's Fairy Tale Road
By bicycle, car, or of course with seven league boots, the Fairy Tale Road in Germany is a magical journey in the footsteps of Brothers Grimm. Through medieval villages, unspoiled nature and stunning views to a castle filled world of fantasy, sagas, myths and legends.
Easter in Germany - Eggs and Easter Trees
An Easter without eggs is hard to imagine, and in Germany from Easter Trees and Easter Fountains to Easter Sunday's Egg Hunts and Breakfast Table, eggs of one type or another still play a starring role in the country's Easter celebrations.
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