Archive for November, 2014


Features, Lifestyle

Tübingen’s feast for chocoholics

Tübingen’s feast for chocoholics

By Carola Meusel USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office

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.

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Features, Lifestyle, Sports

Skiing in the Black Forest

Skiing in the Black Forest

by Amanda Hayward, Contributing writer

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.

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Uncategorized

Check out the KMC ski clubs!

Check out the KMC ski clubs!

by Jen Spencer, Contributing writer

For many, summer is the time to do fun outdoor activities, such as swimming, hiking, biking and barbecuing. The summer months are great, and it’s when most folks have all their fun. The rest of the year is often spent bemoaning the cold and dreary winter months. But wait! It doesn’t have to be like that! If you know where to look and where to go, winter in Europe can be even more fun than summer.

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Features, Lifestyle

A vision of aeronautical history: Auto & Technic Museum Sinsheim

A vision of aeronautical history: Auto & Technic Museum Sinsheim

Story and photos by Dan Blottenberger Contributing writer

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.

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Lifestyle

Man on the street / We asked: What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Man on the street / We asked: What is your favorite holiday tradition?

     

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Lifestyle

The Drink of the Season

The Drink of the Season

Courtesy of AdvantiPro

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.

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Lifestyle

German Christmas Traditions

German Christmas Traditions

by Erin Elizabeth Eskew, Contributing writer

  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 […]

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Health

Battle of the Bulge: Fight off unwanted holiday weight gain

Battle of the Bulge: Fight off unwanted holiday weight gain

Story and photo by Dr. Krystal White, Contributing writer

Christmas market food stalls; plates of festive cookies, pies, cakes and candies; parties; and celebrations all tempt us during the holiday season. If adults feel inclined to indulge in lots of treats this time of year, consider what most children feel: free reign! Adults may worry about the consequences in […]

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Lifestyle

Visit Hornberg palace

Visit Hornberg palace

Courtesy of Hornberg Palace

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).

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Lifestyle

Christmas in Augsburg

Christmas in Augsburg

by Amanda Hayward, Contributing writer

Angels harmonizing, spotlights beaming, Advent coming to life — all of this only begins to describe the Augsburg Christmas market.

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