Berlin Wall Facts

Berlin Wall

One of the first things people think of when they think of Germany, and specifically of Berlin, is the Berlin Wall. Originally erected in 1961, the wall effectively split the city of Berlin into two separate worlds, separating families and creating an international outcry. The wall stood for almost thirty years as the most visible […]

German Wine

German Wine

Germany is one of the world’s longest-established wine producing countries. Vineyards have been found in the country’s western region, along the Rhine River, since the days of the Ancient Romans. Today, Germany is number eight among the world’s largest wine-producing nations, creating over 1.2 billion bottles of wine per year. Germany’s wine-producing history dates back […]

German Beer

German beer

As with so many of Germany’s industries, German beer is produced with the finest in craftsmanship and to the highest standards. In fact, Germans took their beer so seriously that they created the world’s oldest food law, Reinheitsgebot, which decreed that German beer could be made with nothing other than water, hops and malt. Though […]

World War Two Facts

World War II was the most destructive military event in the history of the world. The deaths attributed to this global conflict are estimated at 50 to 70 million lives lost over a six-year period. It involved almost all of the world’s great nations divided into two major powers, the Allies and the Axis. By […]

Castles in Germany

One of the most popular activities for tourists visiting Germany is visiting some of the country’s remarkable castles. There are over 25,000 castles and palaces throughout the country; some are in ruins, but others are in magnificent condition. Visitors can tour many of them; in some, you can even have dinner or spend the night. […]

Germany Currency

Here is some general information on Germany and the national currency (Euro) that I hope will be useful for anyone planning a trip here. One of the first things you will need to do when planning your trip to Germany is convert your national currency to the Euro. To do this you can either get […]

The Black Forest (Germany)

The Black Forest, located in Baden-Wuerttemberg Germany, close to the French border, is home of the original Cuckoo clock. The famous Cuckoo clocks are all hand made and carved into many different beautiful designs. If you plan to visit this beautiful area be sure to visit the ‘Mummelsee’ (Mummel Lake) where you can find a […]

Spaetzle Recipe

Ingredients 3 cups flour 4 eggs 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg (optional) 1 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 quart cold water   Directions Stir flour, eggs, salt and 1/2 cup of water. Beat until batter is smooth and no longer sticks to the spoon. Add water as needed.  The spaetzle dough can be firm enough to be rolled […]

Brotknoedel Recipe

Ingredients 4 Kaiser rolls, thinly sliced Breadcrumbs as needed 2 eggs A few stems of finely chopped parsley 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp. butter Salt & Pepper Directions Soak rolls in lukewarm milk for 1/2 hour. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix well.  If mixture is too wet add some breadcrumbs. Shape into […]

Jägerschnitzel Recipe

Ingredients 2 lb. boneless pork or veal cutlets 2 beaten eggs 1 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup flour Oil, i.e. Olive oil 500 g. sliced mushrooms Pepper Salt 1/2 tsp. paprika 300g. sour cream 200g. liquid whip cream lemon juice 2 tbsp instant gravy powder flavor enhancer Directions Meat: Flatten the cutlets with a meat […]