Half the fun of visiting the Christmas markets in Germany is trying the food. There are, of course, lots of traditional things to try that are found throughout Germany, but many markets also have local favorites that you can buy as well. Aaron and I each have a couple of favorites, and sometimes, when I don't feel like cooking dinner, will just run down to the market and get stuff there to eat. Now, it's not necessarily healthy, but it sure is tasty! If you're planning a trip to Germany this December and are planning on visiting the Christmas markets, here are some foods that you should definitely try. Depending on the market, you may find all of them, or just a few. In any case, I'm sure that you will find something warm and tasty to eat. Guten Appetit!Read More
Whatever you want to call it, they all mean the same thing, well almost the same thing - party time in Germany! As if the Germans required yet another excuse to party and drink beer, the beginning of the year is known as Karneval season.Read More
The Christmas season is in full swing here in Germany. With the opening of the Weihnachtsmärkte (pronounced Vi-nachts-mairkt-uh, or in English Christmas markets) a little over a week ago, Christmas cheer is everywhere. Each town, no matter the size, has at least one, if not more, Weihnachtsmärkte, they are not only a tradition, but a staple of the time leading up to Christmas. And most Germans we have talked with are shocked, absolutely shocked, that there aren't really Christmas markets in the US.Read More
Last night, we went to another wine festival! Since today is a National Holiday, we don't have work, and we figured it would be fun. Wine is always fun and last night it did not disappoint (German wine rarely does).
First a little bit of quick history. Today is the Day of German Unity and is a celebration of Germany finally becoming a fully united country, a dream first established in the middle of the 19th century. It has been celebrated....Read More