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German Bread - Fast Facts
With over 3050 registered varieties, Germany is a "Bread Paradise". Almost all available types of grain are used from wheat, rye, barley and oats to millet, corn, rice and potato starch, while bread rolls go under so many different names in the regions it is easier to just point. Fast Facts.

Frankfurter Green Herb Sauce Recipe
The traditional season for Frankfurter Grüne Soße begins on Holy (Green) Thursday, the day before Good Friday, and continues until the first frost in Autumn. It is a delicious cold green fresh herb sauce, which is spicy, creamy and full of good things. Here is a great recipe for you.

Fun Facts - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fun Facts about the Life, Times and Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Who made his first performing tour at six years old, wrote his first symphony at eight, kissed an Empress, was an excellent billiards player, spoke 15 languages, and had a very popular marzipan candy named after him.

Bird's Wedding, Children's Tradition in Sorbia
It is a January tradition for young children in Sorbian Lusatia, eastern Germany; the unique "Bird's Wedding". Dressed in miniature wedding costumes, the bride is a Magpie, her groom a Raven; or bride a Thrush and groom a Blackbird. While everyone, from guests to chaplain, are colorful "Birds".

Bavarian Donuts,
Bavarian Donuts, also known as Auszogne or Kniekuechle, are a "Kultgebaeck" that like many things, probably originated in a medieval German monastery. Once a treat to look forward to during church holidays and festivals, they have become a "cult" baked good to enjoy throughout the year.

Spargelzeit Asparagus Soup Recipe
A classic recipe for Germany's asparagus season; White Asparagus Soup, Deutsche Spargel Suppe. "Spargelzeit", two months filled with recipes made with the Royal Vegetable's white stalks; while these soups are just as delicious with green asparagus.

Palm Bouquets, a Palm Sunday tradition in Germany
Palm Bouquets are a 10th century German Easter tradition. Good Luck charms kept until Ash Wednesday or added to Easter Sunday Fires. Colorfully decorated twigs, herbs and flowers that are carried in Palm Sunday processions, blessed in church and make great decorations for Easter. With "How To".

Struwen, Germany's Fried Yeast Pancake Recipe
Originally an Easter Tradition, delicious and easy to make "Struwen" are fried yeast pancakes. Enjoyed throughout the year now, but for generations Struwen were a Lenten Fast tradition in Münsterländ, Nordrhein-Westfalen; eaten only during the Fast, and especially on Good Friday.

Johann Sebastian Bach, Baroque Era Composer
German born Johann Sebastian Bach, the last Baroque era composer, and one of the greatest geniuses in music history. Known as a gifted organist during his lifetime, his more than one thousand works had to wait until the 19th century to be "rescued" and their enduring appeal appreciated.

Germany and its Storks
Storks are among Germany's favorite wildlife. Harbingers of Spring, bringer of babies, stars of myth, superstition and a "theme route", their return to nests on cliff-ledges, rooftops, chimneys and purpose-built towers, after a winter in warmer climates, is reason for celebration.

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