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'Alles in gruenen Bereich', (everything in the green area), is heard every day in Germany, not describing a space in shades of green but that 'everything is under control'. Many commonly used German expressions sound bizarre but are fun to know, and have shaped the language.
Monk's Chicken, a 13th Century Recipe
In Medieval times German Monks cleverly bent the 'Food Allowed' rules during Lent or any other Fast, and this 13th century recipe, using chicken breasts rather than the original Beaver Tails of the Middle Ages, is a delicious example.
Albert Einstein Quotes
Albert Einstein was a humanist and theoretical physicist, sometime laborer at the Munich Oktoberfest, Nobel Prize winner and, as a 'genius', asked his opinion on many things. These opinions became 'Einstein Quotes'.
Schnitzels and Their Sauces Recipes
Breaded meat cutlets in Germany are 'Schnitzels', and traditional German Schnitzels are not only easy to make, they have sauces or variations named after everything from 'Barons' and 'Gypsies' to 'Hunters' and 'Blue Ribbons'.
Schnitzel, a Breaded Cutlets Recipe
Their original inspiration was an Emperor's love of meat covered with gold leaf. Germany’s Schnitzel are thin breaded cutlets, delicious, simple to make, and in all their variations, different meats, vegetarian alternatives, sauces, are one of Germany’s favorite meals.
The Dutch Quarter, Potsdam, Germany
Since the 18th Century, just outside Germany's capital Berlin and far away from the Netherlands-German border, there has been a 'Dutch Quarter' with 134 simple Dutch styled homes, built for artisans from Holland and set amongst the opulent palaces and parks of Potsdam.
German Apple Crumb Cake Recipe
It is a social tradition in Germany. Four o'clock in the afternoon is the time for Kaffee und Kuchen, coffee and cake. One of the most popular cakes to be chosen to accompany that cup of coffee will be 'Streuselkuchen', a delicious Fruit Crumble Cake.
Carnival in Cologne, Women's Thursday
Carnival in Germany began in ancient times with masked Teutons creating as much noise as possible to chase away the evil spirits of winter. In Cologne it now begins on 'Weiberfastnacht', when 'Wieber', women, cause chaos and no necktie is safe from their giant size scissors.
Germany's Fairy Tale Route
The Fairy Tale Road in Germany. A magical journey tracing the footsteps of Brothers Grimm, passing through medieval villages and beautiful countryside to a castle filled world of fantasy, sagas, myths and legends.
Frederick the Great
Germany is celebrating the 300th anniversary of Frederick II of Prussia, one of the most famous German Rulers, both for his military successes as a brilliant strategist, and for the ground breaking domestic reforms he introduced into his country.
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