Germany's Ceremonial Mountain Cattle Drives
Almabtrieb, ceremonial mountain cattle drives, have been part of farming life in Europe's alpine regions for centuries. During the last days of summer, and beginning of autumn, processions of beautifully decorated cows create cow bell symphonies as they return to the valleys from alpine pastures.
Day of German Unity
German Unity Day, Tag der Deutsche Einheit. Commemorating the German Democratic Republic, East Germany, officially becoming part of the Federal Republic of Germany on October 3, 1990; after 40 years, 1949 - 1989, as a separate "second" Germany. At look back in time at how the event unfolded.
Oktoberfestherzen - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts
Oktoberfest in Munich: The super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival, and heart shaped gingerbread cookies decorated with mottos are an unmissable part of its calorific food; a "sweet" accompaniment to "Wiesn-Mass". Oktoberfest beer.
Oktoberfest in Munich – Fun Facts
It's "Oktoberfest" although most of it takes place in September, an "Angel" on hiatus from heaven attends every year, one Mayor opened it shouting "I'zapt os" instead of "O'zapft is", (it's tapped); and that was before any beer was consumed. Oktoberfest Fun Facts.
Strammer Max, Germany's "Anytime" Sandwich
Strammer Max has been one of Germany's most popular "anytime" meals for generations. Quick, easy and delicious it's an open faced sandwich combination that has regional variations, but always includes an egg. Here are some recipes and all are worth trying.
Flammkuchen a German Specialty, Recipe
Flammkuchen is literally "Flaming Cake", a wafer thin pizza type crust topped by a delicious combination of classic ingredients in a creamy sauce.
A year-round German favorite originating in Alsace, a region which has spent much of the last centuries belonging to either France or Germany.
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