Schuhbeck’s Spice Emporium near Hofbräuhaus in Munich

Like an exotic spice market, Schuhbeck's spice shop in Munich, Germany, transports you the moment you step through the door. Schuhbeck is the most well-known Bavarian chef, and this spice shop, along with his restaurant and cooking school, reside near the famous Hofbrauhaus beer hall.

Homemade Spätzle Tutorial: Swabia’s Traditional Dumpling/Noodle Dish

posted in: Bavaria, Europe, Germany | 0

My takeaway from an evening learning to make traditional Swabian egg noodles or Spätzle. Authentic German family recipe included, along with photos of every step.

Föhn in Munich: Weirdly Warm Winter Day

More or less unique to Munich, at least in Germany, the Föhn is a weather phenomenon created by hot, dry wind coming off the north side of the Alps. It consists of unseasonably warm, sunny weather in winter. A perfect day for seeking out off-the-beaten-path sights in the Bavarian capital.

Discovering the Munich That Isn’t In the Guidebooks

Things to see and do in Munich, Germany, that aren't in most guidebooks; my husband and I have a project to see all the sights listed in '111 Things in Munich You Shouldn't Miss'. This week: Allianz Arena and Sunken Village.

Slaying the Dragon in Germany – Furth im Wald’s Drachenstich

posted in: Bavaria, Europe, Germany | 0

My visit to a dragon's cave and the experience of a 500-year-old "dragon slaying" in Furth-im-Wald, Germany. The robotic dragon is one of the largest self-propelled robots in the world. The pageantry is phenomenal!