Category: Food + Drink

See the German Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Ludwigshafen, Germany

The month of December is a wonderful time in Germany.  Most Christmas traditions we have in the States originate from Germany.  The Christmas Tree, most Christmas Carols, the types of Christmas decorations....even the tradition of Santa Claus has been influenced by German tradition. Almost every village in Germany has a Christmas Market (called Weihnachtsmarkt in ...

See the German Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in Neuleingen, Germany

Thanks to our friend Gesine, we visited a very unique Weihnachtsmarkt today. Almost every village, town, and city has their own Wiehnachtsmarkt (or Christmas Market). Some cities have several, and they are open through the day and into the evening from the end of November until Christmas. Most have vendors selling crafts, foods, candy, etc ...

The Reasons Why to Take a Cruise or Not

Cruising!  Once an activity I did when I was 16 in a car, has taken on such a different meaning as I have gotten older.  Amanda & I had always heard people say great things about cruises they had been on and from their pictures, it looked like a great experience.  But, for the longest ...

Frohe Ostern…Happy Easter! How Does Germany Celebrate Easter?

One quickly learns that "the church" is taken very seriously in Germany.  A look through history books, you can understand why?!  Germany, the area where Martin Luther posted his thesis against the Catholic Church starting the Protestant Reformation.  Germany, the land where many significant battles (yes, battles) between Protestants & Catholics during the Thirty Years ...

See Why Germany Is More Than Just Bratwurst & Sauerkraut

Ask any American what they think of when you think of what German food is, and the answer most certainly will be bratwurst and sauerkraut.  But, the truth is....well....yes, there is bratwurst and sauerkraut here. Germany is about the size of Montana with the combined population of California, Texas, & New York and has 16 ...

Learn the 10 Things to Know about Shopping in Germany

As Americans, we take so many things for granted.  One of these is the super convenience of shopping in the US.  Of course, the trade-off of this convenience is the bombardment of commercials and advertising as companies vie for the ever decreasing share of Americans' disposable income. However, with that being said, in Germany, we ...