Use the map, click on the icons, and follow the trails below to discover the history of Bamberg's ancient avenues: Why Bamberg The city of Bamberg is undoubtedly the largest and most interesting city in Germany to have survived the Second World War. The Allied bombing raids removed from existence every German city with a …
A farmer's recipe from the moorlands of East Frisia and Oldenburg describing how to prepare pancakes using buckwheat flour. Buckwheat was a critical plant for the region, as the soil was poor quality, and buckwheat could be grown virtually anywhere. Janhinnerk is an old euphemism for "God" that comes from the Napoleonic occupation of the region and is the name of a famous liberation song. These pancakes, though, are thin like a crepe and are traditionally served with fruit syrup or jam, especially those with currants and blueberries.
For a curious traveler, Wiesbaden offers something that most German cities do not: a beautiful old town. In contrast to its neighboring cities of Mainz and Frankfurt, Wiesbaden offers an entire city of specacular vistas and 19th century atmosphere.
The Silesians (both prewar and today) prefer their potato salads loaded to the brim with ingredients. This recipe features a mayonnaise dressing, carrots, apples, eggs, pickles, onions, and peas. Calling it a potato salad stretches the imagination somewhat.
This recipe comes from the Lower Rhine Valley and has the characteristics of typical Northwest German Potato Salads, that is, a Mayonaise Base, but without other vegetables or pickles. It's made more interesting by the use of apple vinegar in the dressing.