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Breakfast The Bavarian Way Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

Guten Tag! The topic of today is Frühstück (breakfast), but with a twist. I’d like to share some information about the traditional Bavarian breakfast with you. A traditional Bavarian breakfast consists of the following: Die Weißwurst Literally ‘white sausage’, this is a sausage made from minced veal and pork bacon, seasoned with parsley, ginger, onions…

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Oktoberfest Beer Posted by on Sep 19, 2017

On Saturday Oktoberfest – the world’s biggest Volksfest (carnival), began! This means Munich is filled with people wearing Lederhosen and Dirndl (traditional Bavarian clothing) who may have had one too many beers. I’m not really a beer lover, the only time I drink beer is actually at Oktoberfest, where I order a Radler (beer and…

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German Vocabulary: Drinks Posted by on Mar 8, 2016

Guten Tag! Germany is famous for its food and drink, including Wurst (sausage), Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) and Bier (beer). German beer is arguably the best in the world (not that I’m biased or anything), and many a friend has joked to me that the only German they know is ‘Ein Bier, bitte’ (‘A beer, please’)…

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Germany-Specific Emojis Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

Guten Tag! Last month I came across an article about how Finland are set to release country-specific emojis for use on smartphones. They are, in fact, the first country in the world to launch their own emoji sticker set! The set has been gradually rolled out advent calendar-style, and tomorrow (December 24th – the Finnish…

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The Reinheitsgebot – what’s the story? Posted by on May 28, 2014

The German Reinheitsgebot (Beer Purity Law) is not the oldest food law in the world. There are laws going back more than 3000 years before the Reinheitsgebot that concern food. The Law was introduced as a Landesverordnung (State Act) in Bavaria, and only in 1918 it was called Reinheitsgebot for the first time. Mostly, this…

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Die Deutschen und ihre Biere – The Germans and their beers Posted by on Jul 2, 2010

Germany is often associated with its beer, or should I say beers? There are so many verschiedene Sorten (different sorts) and Marken (brands) that you actually need a Dimplom (diploma) to be able to distinguish them all. By the way, I am only joking. There is not something like a beer-diploma! So, versteht mich bitte…

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