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.
Germany's Window Boxes and Balcony Gardens
It is "Makeover Time" each season for Germany's window boxes, with carefully tended and colorful plant filled containers everywhere. Sometimes a bizarre mixture but joy to behold on door stoops, window ledges, trailing down from apartment block balconies and the walls of ancient farm houses.
Summer Solstice and Midsummer in Germany
Many of Germany's Sommer-Sonnenwende, Summer Solstice, and Johannisnacht, Midsummer Night, festivities were mystical Pagan and pre-Christian festivals; fire still plays an important part in celebrating the sun and light's triumph over cold and darkness.
Maibowle, Woodruff Punch A German Spring Favorite
Sweet Woodruff - it is the scent of early summer, and added to White Wine becomes May Punch, Maibowle. A brief season but favorite drink in Germany, and traditional addition to all the festivities and customs that belong to early spring and summer's first warm days and evenings.
Germany, Cuckoo Clocks And The Black Forest
Cuckoo Clocks were first made in Germany's Black Forest not Switzerland; an invention using the time, and profiting from, snow filled winter months. Now Schwarzwald, filled with tradition, unspoiled scenery, Roman health resorts and a fascinating Clock Route, is part of high tech Baden-Württemberg.
The Rhine River In Flames Festival
Rhein in Flammen is a unique and spectacular annual "Fire, Water, Light and Culture Festival". The first is in May, then each display has its own theme as it continues for five Spring, Summer and Autumn days along a beautiful, historic stretch of Germany's Rhine River.
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