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Rüdesheim Coffee Recipe- Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee at HOME

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One of my favorite souvenirs this summer was a Rudesheim Coffee Recipe. Rüdesheim on the Rhine is best known for the many Wein Stuben that line the Drosselgasse. But wine isn’t the only popular Beverage in town. Since 1957, Rüdesheimer Kaffee, generously flavored with Asbach Uralt, has been lifting the spirits of tourists and locals […]

German Apple Pancake Recipe- Apfelpfannekuchen

Did German Witches Brew Beer? The Dark History of Women Brewers

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Something fun for October… Did the current image we have of witches (pointy hat, broom, cat, cauldron) come from Medieval female Beer Brewers? Did German Witches Brew Beer?? Were female brewers WITCHES? Or were they victims of world-wide hysteria? There has been some interesting speculation lately, so I thought I’d share the bits and pieces […]

Rüdesheim Coffee Recipe- Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee at HOME

What is a Biergarten : An Essential of Bavarian Culture!

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With the rise in popularity of craft beers, there has definitely been an uptick in the number of Biergartens around the world. But are they Biergartens? Or Beer Gardens? Exactly what is a Biergarten? and what makes them so special? For 200 years Biergartens in Munich been a welcome place for everyone, regardless of age […]

Rüdesheim Coffee Recipe- Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee at HOME

When is Oktoberfest in Munich?

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Germans are notoriously precise with their speech… after all, this is the language that gave us words like Schwangerschaftverhütungsmittel (Pregnancy Preventing Remedy) and and Dudelsack (A bag that makes a doodleing sound aka. Bagpipes)… so it’s incredibly confusing to so many people OUTSIDE Germany that Oktoberfest does not start in October. So, when is Oktoberfest […]

Where did the Christmas Tree Originate? In Germany of Course!

German Drink Recipes For German Mixed Drinks- Order like a Local!

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Some people seem horrified that Germans will mix Beer and Soda. But think about it, Germans do seem to enjoy putting simple things together to make them bigger, better, more complete… or at least, different. You will see this tendency over and over in language, for example the word “Fußgängerübergang” (Pedestrian Way Bridge). And this […]

Rüdesheim Coffee Recipe- Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee at HOME

What is Oktoberfest Bier? And what makes it Special?

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During the Fall months, with the arrival of pumpkin spice comes Octoberfest beers. While they are exceedingly delicious beers, the question remains; what is Oktoberfest Beer? And what makes one beer an Oktoberfest beer and another a seasonal ale? Is it the flavor or is it the Season? And is there a rule for making a […]

Rüdesheim Coffee Recipe- Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee at HOME

What is Federweisser? All you Need to Know About this VERY Young Wine

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  When people think about traveling to Germany in the Fall, they often think Oktoberfest. BUT, the country has so much more to offer besides this well-known attractions! For example,  Federweisser. What is Federweisser? It’s an alcoholic drink only available during the months of September and October. This is a real autumnal tradition for many […]

Rüdesheim Coffee Recipe- Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee at HOME

Where to Get a Beer in Munich… Munich Beer Halls, Beer Gardens and Oktoberfest

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  Paris has pavement cafes, London has pubs and Barcelona has tapas bars, but for beer lovers,  Munich is the  place to go for beer halls and beer gardens.  That is not to say that  beer is Munich’s only attraction. Far from it. There is much to see in this elegant southern German town but […]

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