Those who cannot resist the sweet and delicate taste of chocolate or are simply looking for a savory gift, may want to head to Tübingen for the International Chocolate Festival, or “chocolART,” the largest chocolate festival in Germany.
When the first snow falls, ski resorts begin to open, and in Germany, this is a sport many look forward to. In fact, skiing made its mark in Germany in 1891, “The birth year of German skiing,” directly on the slopes of Feldberg Ski resort by a Frenchman named Dr. Pilet with his wooden skis. The trend caught on and next year, Feldberg will celebrate 125 years of skiing.
It is fascinating what one innovator’s vision can become.
Count Friedrich von Zeppelin is considered one of the leading developers in airship travel. His inspiration to build a better method of airborne transportation originated while deployed as an observer with the Union Army during the American Civil War.
In a few plain words, glühwein is a mulled wine — a wine combined with spices and typically served warm.
And those who have tried it know how to enjoy it: outside with friends on a wintry evening, when the air is crisp, daylight has gone early and a scent of cinnamon and cloves fills the air. When the drink’s sweet heat saturates your body, you know that Christmas is right around the corner.
Kristina Robinson grew up in Nuremberg, Germany, celebrating Christmas according to local traditions. Traveling with her Army husband, Robinson has come to celebrate holidays in keeping with whatever country they are living in at the time. The primary difference Robinson noted is when presents are opened. While living in […]
The location of Hornberg palace makes it one of a kind.
The views from its position high above the romantic, little town of Hornberg in the Black Forest are phenomenal. The castle and town are known for an event that took place during the 16th century — the “Hornberger Schiessen,” or the Hornberg Cannonade. This blunder was immortalized by the famous German poet and playwrite Friedrich Schiller in his work “Die Räuber” (the Robbers).
Angels harmonizing, spotlights beaming, Advent coming to life — all of this only begins to describe the Augsburg Christmas market.
To make sweet potato puree, cut a large sweet potato in half. Roast for 60 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. Cool for 30 minutes. Scoop smashed puree out once cooled. Store separately.
The sweet potato rightfully takes center stage during the traditional American meal of Thanksgiving. As a staple side dish or dazzling dessert, vegans to carnivores gnaw on this amazing tuber with delight.