Nuremberg Christmas Market, Germany

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2011: A tour of the famous German Christmas market in Nuremberg. Complete with bratwurst, Gluhwein and a side trip to the Marriage Carousel fountain based on a poem by native son Hans Sachs.

Munich’s Christmas Tram + Egg Nog Recipe

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A ride on Munich's Christmas Tram (ChristkindlTram), meeting St. Nickolaus (Germany's Santa Claus), plus my delicious homemade egg nog recipe. Merry Christmas!

Aschaffenburg Germany Christmas Market

posted in: Bavaria, Europe, Germany | 1

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: A visit to Bavaria's Aschaffenburg for their annual Christkindlmarkt. This German Christmas market has all you would expect: gifts, ornaments, music, holiday food, and, of course, snow!

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in a Foreign Country – Pt. 2

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2012: I challenged myself to create a more-or-less authentically traditional American Thanksgiving dinner in my little corner of Bavaria in Germany. I had to find the ingredients then convincingly put everything together. I think I did fairly well, and my Polish friend agreed!

Honoring the Dead in Germany

posted in: Bamberg, Europe, Germany | 1

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2010: November 1 is a day of honoring past family members in Germany. But it isn't like Day of the Dead in Mexico. Families do visit the cemetery, but the mood is somber, just like the weather.

Kronach Leuchtet, Germany

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Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2012: Kronach, a lovely little town in Bavaria, has an annual event in which the entire town is creatively lit up at night. It's called Kronach Leuchtet, which means, "Kronach Lights Up"!

Oktoberfest Opening Procession (Einzug der Wiesnwirte)

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2014: Everyone knows Oktoberfest: the biggest beer party in the world. But do you know that the opening procession is for the workers? Horse-drawn beer wagons adorned with flowers and hops vines, plus all the brewery workers, beer tent wait staff and anyone serving up the suds in any way get to parade down the streets of Munich to lead the crowds to the official opening of the grandest beer party you've ever seen!

The Real German Munich Oktoberfest!

Throwback Tuesday Post (TBTP) from 2011: a retro-post in which you can join me on my first trip to the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, the world's largest and best known beer party!