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Germany and its Storks
Storks are among Germany's favorite wildlife. Harbingers of Spring, bringer of babies, stars of myth, superstition and a "theme route", their return to nests on cliff-ledges, rooftops, chimneys and purpose-built towers, after a winter in warmer climates, is reason to celebrate.
Easter in Germany - Coloring Eggs
Coloring eggs to trim homes, gardens, wells and fountains has been an Easter tradition in German speaking countries for centuries. Easter Markets fill with decorated eggs but it's the custom, and more fun, to "Do it Yourself". Great presents anytime of the year, here's an easy "How To".
Streetwise German - Some German Idioms
"Alles in grünen Bereich" - Everything in the green area. No it doesn't mean an area/building in varied shades of green, but that "Everything is under control...it is OK". One of many German expressions that sound bizarre, are fun to know, have shaped the language, and are heard every day.
Monk's Chicken, 13th Century Recipe for Lent
Medieval monks really knew how to twist the rule book during Fasts like Lent, and this 13th century recipe is with chicken breasts rather than Beaver Tails, "Fish not Fowl" because they lived in water, which were used in the Middle Ages. And it is delicious.
Germany's Enchanting Fairy Tale Road
By bicycle, car, or of course with seven league boots, the Fairy Tale Road in Germany is an enchanting journey in the footsteps of Brothers Grimm. Through medieval villages and unspoiled nature, to a castle filled world of fantasy, sagas and legends, wicked stepmothers and evil witches.
Easter in Germany - Customs and Traditions
Easter in Germany is a mass of color, with painted eggs and chocolate rabbits playing their part. Palm Sunday and its decorative Palm Bouquets begins "Karwoche", Holy Week, followed by a mix of religious, secular, and folk traditions, celebrating days of remembrance and festivity.
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