Germany's Ceremonial Mountain Cattle Drives
Almabtrieb, ceremonial mountain cattle drives, have been part of farming life in Europe's alpine regions for centuries. During the last days of summer, and beginning of autumn, processions of beautifully decorated cows create cow bell symphonies as they return to the valleys from alpine pastures.
German Unity Day
German Unity Day, Tag der Deutsche Einheit on October 3, commemorates the German Democratic Republic, East Germany, officially becoming part of the Federal Republic of Germany on that date in 1990. After 40 years, from 1949 to 1989, as a separate "second" Germany. A look back in time.
Oktoberfest Hearts - Gingerbread Cookie Hearts
Oktoberfest in Munich: Super sized version of a traditional Bavarian harvest festival, where many of the heart shaped gingerbread cookies have mottoes in Bairisch, the local dialect. Here are some traditions, mottoes and "translations" for those unmissable accompaniments to Oktoberfest beer.
Authentic German Lebkuchen Recipe
German Lebkuchen, that special German gingerbread, whatever you create with this recipe it will always be delicious. Anything from spicy ginger cookies, Oktoberfest or Valentine's Day Hearts, Witches' Cottages and Gingerbread Men, to Halloween Ghosts, Christmas decorations or aromatic Lanterns.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe
A spicy Roasted Pumpkin Soup that has become a "foodie" favorite in Germany. Colorful, vitamin packed, nutritious, ideal for all those chilly autumn and winter days that call for warm, comforting and tasty seasonal food. And its delicious.
Federweisser, Zwiebelkuchen and Treberwurst
"Federweisser" might look like grape soda but is young wine with a "KICK" and short season. Although its traditional harvest time accompaniments, rich onion pie, "Zwiebelkuchen", and "Treberwurst", sausages marinated with grapes and fried, can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
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