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German Bread - Fast Facts
Germany is a "Bread Paradise". With over 3050 registered varieties, almost all available types of grain used, from wheat, rye, barley and oats to millet, corn, rice and potato starch. While bread rolls go under so many different names in the various regions it is easier just to point.

Frankfurter Green Herb Sauce Recipe
The traditional season for Frankfurter Grüne Soße begins on Holy (Green) Thursday, the day before Good Friday, and continues until the first frost in Autumn. A delicious cold green fresh herb sauce, spicy, creamy and full of good things. Here is a great recipe for you.

Fun Facts - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Life, Times and Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He made his first performance tours at six, wrote a first symphony at eight, kissed an Empress, was an inspired billiards player, spoke 15 languages, a popular marzipan candy is named after him...and there's more.

The Bird's Wedding, Sorbian Children's Tradition
It is a unique January tradition for young children in Sorbian Lusatia, eastern Germany. The Bird's Wedding, wearing a miniature traditional wedding costume, the bride is a Magpie and "marries" her groom a Raven, or bride a Thrush and groom Blackbird, with the guests and chaplain also all "Birds".

Bavarian Donuts, an Auszogne Recipe
Bavarian Donuts, known as Auszogne or Knieküchle, are a "Kultgebaeck", and like many things, their origins were probably in a medieval German monastery. Once a treat to look forward to during church holidays and festivals, now they are enjoyed throughout the year.

Spargelzeit, White Asparagus Soup Recipe
A classic recipe for Germany's "Spargelzeit", the country's annual obsession with White Asparagus. Deutsche Spargel Suppe, Asparagus soup, one of the most popular recipes in two months filled with the Royal Vegetable's white stalks...and just as delicious with green asparagus.

Struwen, Germany's Fried Yeast Pancake Recipe
Originally an Easter Tradition, Struwen are delicious, and easy to make, fried yeast pancakes now enjoyed throughout the year. For generations they were a Lenten Fast tradition in Munsterland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, and eaten only during the Fast, especially on Good Friday.

Johann Sebastian Bach - Composer
German born Johann Sebastian Bach, last Baroque era composer and one of the greatest geniuses in music history. Known as a gifted organist during his lifetime, his more than one thousand works had to wait until the 19th century to be "rescued" and their enduring appeal appreciated.

The German Stork Route
Germany's Stork Route crosses many other scenic and historic tourist routes in the north and east of Germany, and it comes to life towards the end of March. Its spectacular Stork's nests are then filled by breeding pairs and their young until September, when they fly to their winter grounds.

Caroline Herschel - German Astronomer
Caroline Herschel, a Cinderella who became a pioneering astronomer. Sister of astronomer William Herschel she cataloged stars and nebula, was the first woman to discover a comet, first woman astronomer to earn a salary and be awarded honors.

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