German Christmas Market in Augsburg Old Town [360-Degree Panorama]


We edged toward the end of our road trip visit to friends and Christmas markets in the southern German regions of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Our stomachs were full from days of Christmas market comfort foods, "fest" foods like spätzle, bratwurst, schupfnudeln and maultaschen.We'd performed our research to determine which Christmas market served up the best … [Read more...]

The Lesson of the Great Bavarian Wine Harvest

Picking Grapes in Lower Franconia, Germany

Has anyone ever told you how lucky you are regarding something for which you've worked so hard? Even when they're trying to pay you a compliment, it stings a bit, doesn’t it?After a visit to a family winery in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia this past October, I imagine that’s how winemakers sometimes feel.During a weekend crush event at Bickel-Stumpf … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Bavarian Smokebeer in Bamberg

Roasted Goose Breast and Potato Dumpling - Bamberg, Germany

We've heard that if Bavaria were sliced off from the rest of Germany, the region would exhibit the highest per capita beer consumption in the world. There's good reason for this: the beer is pretty phenomenal. (Don't worry my dear Czech friends, your beer is also phenomenal.)Although we didn't dive too deeply into the details of Bavarian beer and we don't … [Read more...]