Cover photo by Still for Style / Shutterstock.com Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, or some other popular winter celebration, ‘tis the season for celebrating. If you think Americans are… Read more
Eltville hosts a very magical Christmas Market only one weekend each year with a castle backdrop and picturesque cobblestone streets. So mark your calendar for 2016!
In a few plain words, glühwein is a mulled wine — a wine combined with spices and typically served warm. Those who have tried it know how to enjoy it:… Read more
Story by Nicole Karsch-Meibom Photo by Bochkarev Photography / Shutterstock.com If you haven’t tasted it yet, go ahead! Stollen — or German Christmas bread — is a holiday season must-have…. Read more
Germans love Christmas Cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but… Read more
Thanksgiving refers to a time of the year when families gather and together expresses their thanks for what they are thankful to and for. It is believed that the first… Read more
One of the healthiest activities and habits in Germany is hiking! Germany is dedicated to creating, supporting and maintaining spectacular trails. Grab your boots and be awed!
Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 red bell peppers 1 yellow bell pepper 2 zucchinis 2 large onions 1 large eggplant 1 pound tomatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic,… Read more
Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 large leek, cut lengthways and then into ¼ inch slices 6 tablespoons oil 1 cup diced Black Forest ham 2 cups elbow noodles, raw 4… Read more
Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 ½ pound potatoes Salt for boiling potatoes 2 cloves garlic for boiling potatoes 1 ½ pounds salmon cubed into 1-inch squares ½ cup chives 2… Read more
Try some of these tasty healthy Halloween dog treats this Halloween season. Human treats aren’t good for your dogs but these are good alternatives.
Discover more about the origins of Halloween’s, its introduction to America and where to celebrate it in Germany…
Story and photos by Jaqueline Samad Enjoy a colorful fall day in the Pfälzer Wald (Palatinate forest). Whether with your partner, children, a dog or alone, this is the ideal… Read more
Ingredients (for 4 people) 2 pounds pork filets Approx. 1 pound fresh mushrooms 1 cup liquid cream ¼ cup finely diced onions ¼ cup chopped parsley 4 tablespoons vegetable oil… Read more
Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 cup celery stalks, sliced 1 cup sliced leaks 1 cup carrots, diced into ½-inch squares 1 cup onions, diced 1 tablespoon of summer savory 2… Read more
Be allured by the gorgeous town of Baden-Baden with its day spas, Roman Bath Ruins and Himalayan Sea Salt Grottos. Also take a stroll through this rejuvenating haven that welcomes in the Black Forest National Park.
Ingredients (for 4 people) 4 small onions diced 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1 inch squares ½ pound carrots, diced in into 1 inch… Read more
Würzburg, a Franconian gem, was founded in the 10th century and is known today as a charming, lively university town overflowing with wineries and churches. Although the majority of Würzburg… Read more
Chestnut season is coming up! Thanks to a wide area of edible chestnut trees between the palatine forest and southern Weinstraße, everything in the Trifelsland region will be chestnut themed… Read more
It’s that time of year….fall is here and the pumpkins are ready! Here is a very simple recipe for some sweet and delicious Pumpkin Soup.
Germany has its own Thanksgiving celebration called “Erntedankfest”. In many Germany communities festivities include parades with floats and marching bands.
Mössingen host its 9th Annual Apple Fest this Sept. 27 to Oct. 4 which celebrate “all things apple!” Other attractions near are a geopark, a Beguine convent, a war memorial and more.
Ingredients (for 4 people) 1/3 left over dried out baguette 10 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup pine nuts 4 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons capers 8-10 stalks of mint Zest of… Read more
Make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte with real pumpkins, plus save money.
Pfalhbau is an interactive and educational museum. It presents archaeologically reconstructed versions of lake dwellings of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.
Make an ordinary weekend to a very extraordinary one! Take a horse and carriage ride through the Rheingau vineyard, while sipping Riesling wine and castle hopping.
Ingredients (for 4 people) 1 small cauliflower cut in little rosettes ½ teaspoon minced ginger 2 garlic cloves minced 2 red chilis minced 2 7 ounces sirloin steaks cut in… Read more
Vienna, Austria’s largest city and capital, is not only rich in culture, art and history, but also in food. The gorgeous city is home to people from a variety of… Read more
Did you know that Americans can study at a German university in English and for free? Find out how…
Ingredients for 4 people 1 cup finely diced carrots 1 cup finely diced celery 1 cup finely diced onions 2 finely diced garlic cloves 8 tablespoons olive oil 1 chili,… Read more
Ingredients for 4 people • 1¾ pound chicken filets • 20 wooden skewers/sticks • Baking parchment paper • 1 cup green olives • 4 tablespoons olive oil • 1 organic… Read more
Although there are times when living in a foreign country might be difficult and make you miss home, once you PCS out of Germany, there will be a pretty long list of things you’ll miss. Here are a few things you should take full advantage while you’re still based in Germany!
The castle and guard house, which house the Whisky Museum, are landmarks of the town of Kirn.
Ingredients pasta (for 4 people) 1.5 pounds penne pasta, dried ½ cup fresh parmesan, shaved (use a knife to shave the parmesan) 2 cups cream 2 tablespoons green pesto 1… Read more
Buying locally grown food in a foreign country can be a daunting task. Germany is an environmentally-conscious country that hosts farmers’ markets daily. This article provides tips and preparation for shopping local, especially in the Stuttgart area.
Pet-friendly Europeans invite dogs into many places that might surprise Americans stationed here. Learn more about taking Fido on the road during your next trip.
Germany is arguably one of the best countries for a road trip. Discover the four most famous routes in the country. Most start or end on your doorstep.
Germans love a good summer barbecue as much as Americans do but what they put on their plates doesn’t exactly resemble hot dogs, burgers and co. These recipes can easily… Read more
Ingredients (for 4 people) Slightly more than one pound of potatoes 1 leek, finely sliced 2 tablespoons flour 2-3 tablespoons potato starch 1 egg, medium size 1 teaspoon salt ½… Read more