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Oberammergau, Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany
Aug. 12, 2014 / 54 Anmerkungen

Oberammergau, Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany

Leipzig in Sachsen, Eastern Germany, pop. 530,000, is located 150 km south of Berlin. It has been a trade city since the time of the Holy Roman Empire, sitting at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, 2 important Medieval trade routes. At one time, it was one of the major European centers of learning and culture in fields like music and publishing. After WW2, it became a major urban center within the DDR (German Democratic Republic), but its cultural and economic importance declined, despite East Germany being the richest economy in the Soviet Bloc. Leipzig later played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through events which took place in and around St. Nicholas Church. Since the Reunification, it has undergone significant change with the restoration of historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure. Leipzig today is an economic center, has a prominent opera house and one of the most modern zoos in Europe.
Aug. 11, 2014 / 45 Anmerkungen

Leipzig in Sachsen, Eastern Germany, pop. 530,000, is located 150 km south of Berlin. It has been a trade city since the time of the Holy Roman Empire, sitting at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, 2 important Medieval trade routes. At one time, it was one of the major European centers of learning and culture in fields like music and publishing. After WW2, it became a major urban center within the DDR (German Democratic Republic), but its cultural and economic importance declined, despite East Germany being the richest economy in the Soviet Bloc. Leipzig later played a significant role in instigating the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through events which took place in and around St. Nicholas Church. Since the Reunification, it has undergone significant change with the restoration of historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure. Leipzig today is an economic center, has a prominent opera house and one of the most modern zoos in Europe.

ERDBEERSCHNITTEN (Strawberry Slices)
Boden: 5 Eier - 5 EL Wasser - 200 g Zucker - 200 g Mehl - 1 1/2 TL gestrichenes Backpulver - Füllung: 300 g Erdbeeren - 550 g Frischkäse, keine Light-Variante - 200 g Puderzucker - 600 g Sahne - 2 Pck Sahnesteif - Guss: 300 g Erdbeeren - 1 Pck Gelatine
Boden: Die Eier mit Wasser schaumig schlagen. Dann die restlichen Boden-Zutaten dazugeben. Alles verrühren und auf ein tiefes Backblech geben. 20 Minuten bei 200°C backen. Füllung: Erdbeeren waschen, abtropfen lassen, halbieren und auf dem ausgekühlten Tortenboden verteilen. Sahne mit Sahnesteif steif schlagen. Frischkäse mit dem Puderzucker glatt rühren und Sahne unterheben. Diese Masse auf dem Boden mit den Erdbeeren verteilen. Guss: Die restlichen Erdbeeren pürieren und mit der vorbereiteten Gelatine vermengen. Über die Torte gießen und einige Stunden kühl stellen. Guten Appetit. :)
Aug. 11, 2014 / 53 Anmerkungen

ERDBEERSCHNITTEN (Strawberry Slices)

Boden: 5 Eier - 5 EL Wasser - 200 g Zucker - 200 g Mehl - 1 1/2 TL gestrichenes Backpulver - Füllung: 300 g Erdbeeren - 550 g Frischkäse, keine Light-Variante - 200 g Puderzucker - 600 g Sahne - 2 Pck Sahnesteif - Guss: 300 g Erdbeeren - 1 Pck Gelatine

Boden: Die Eier mit Wasser schaumig schlagen. Dann die restlichen Boden-Zutaten dazugeben. Alles verrühren und auf ein tiefes Backblech geben. 20 Minuten bei 200°C backen. Füllung: Erdbeeren waschen, abtropfen lassen, halbieren und auf dem ausgekühlten Tortenboden verteilen. Sahne mit Sahnesteif steif schlagen. Frischkäse mit dem Puderzucker glatt rühren und Sahne unterheben. Diese Masse auf dem Boden mit den Erdbeeren verteilen. Guss: Die restlichen Erdbeeren pürieren und mit der vorbereiteten Gelatine vermengen. Über die Torte gießen und einige Stunden kühl stellen. Guten Appetit. :)

Die Friedrichstraße is a main culture and shopping street in Central Berlin, forming the core of the Friedrichstadt neighborhood. It runs from the old Mitte district to the Hallesches Tor in Kreuzberg. This downtown area is known for its posh real estate market and the campus of the Hertie School of Governance. It forms important junctions with the east-west axes, such as Leipziger Straße and Unter den Linden. The U6 subway line runs here. In the Cold War era, it was bisected by the Berlin Wall and was the location of Checkpoint Charlie. Panorama:
http://www.stadtpanoramen.de/berlin/friedrichstrasse.html
Aug. 10, 2014 / 18 Anmerkungen

Die Friedrichstraße is a main culture and shopping street in Central Berlin, forming the core of the Friedrichstadt neighborhood. It runs from the old Mitte district to the Hallesches Tor in Kreuzberg. This downtown area is known for its posh real estate market and the campus of the Hertie School of Governance. It forms important junctions with the east-west axes, such as Leipziger Straße and Unter den Linden. The U6 subway line runs here. In the Cold War era, it was bisected by the Berlin Wall and was the location of Checkpoint Charlie. Panorama:

http://www.stadtpanoramen.de/berlin/friedrichstrasse.html

Pepperoni Mushroom Pizza in Germany - for the Americans present, don’t be surprised when “pepperoni” on pizza actually means, well, pepperoni ! As in, the spicy green vegetable. Everything else is salami. ;)
Aug. 10, 2014 / 14 Anmerkungen

Pepperoni Mushroom Pizza in Germany - for the Americans present, don’t be surprised when “pepperoni” on pizza actually means, well, pepperoni ! As in, the spicy green vegetable. Everything else is salami. ;)

Das Alte Rathaus (old city hall) in Fulda, Hessen, Central Germany. Fulda is located on the river with the same name. In the year 744, Saint Sturm founded the Benedictine monastery of Fulda as one of Boniface’s outposts in the reorganization of the church in Germany. It later served as a base from which missionaries could accompany Charlemagne’s armies in their political and military campaign to fully conquer and convert pagan Saxony. The city went through a baroque building campaign in the 18th century, resulting in its current “Baroque City” status. In 1764 a porcelain factory was started here. Because of its quality and rarity, this porcelain is now highly-prized by collectors. Fulda lends its name to the Fulda Gap, a traditional east-west invasion route used by Napoleon and others. During the Cold War, it was presumed to be an invasion route for a conventional war between NATO and Soviet forces.
Aug. 10, 2014 / 29 Anmerkungen

Das Alte Rathaus (old city hall) in Fulda, Hessen, Central Germany. Fulda is located on the river with the same name. In the year 744, Saint Sturm founded the Benedictine monastery of Fulda as one of Boniface’s outposts in the reorganization of the church in Germany. It later served as a base from which missionaries could accompany Charlemagne’s armies in their political and military campaign to fully conquer and convert pagan Saxony. The city went through a baroque building campaign in the 18th century, resulting in its current “Baroque City” status. In 1764 a porcelain factory was started here. Because of its quality and rarity, this porcelain is now highly-prized by collectors. Fulda lends its name to the Fulda Gap, a traditional east-west invasion route used by Napoleon and others. During the Cold War, it was presumed to be an invasion route for a conventional war between NATO and Soviet forces.

Aug. 10, 2014 / 6 Anmerkungen

Anonym sagte: Offenbach am Main is my favorite town to go to, after lnding at Frankfurt am Main Airport, because it is close by, quieter than Frankfurt and the Hotel prices for my 3 day stay are less expensive, with still the premium services I expect from staying at a hotel in Germany. The one I choose has an S Bahn stop less than 300 meters from the hotel. From there I may either go to Frankfurt and back or all the way South to Darmstadt. A visit to the Leather Museum is not to be missed.

Hi there. I haven’t been to Offenbach and just stay with family in Hessen but what you are saying makes sense - the same with other places in the region, like Hanau, Giessen, etc. Our public transport and relatively short distances between places makes it easy to travel that way - no need to stay at hotels in the Stadtmitte if you don’t want to pay for prime location or view. 

Aug. 10, 2014 / 7 Anmerkungen

Kraftwerk Tour De France (2003) HQ/HD Audio (Complete Album, 56:43 mins)

Aug. 10, 2014 / 14 Anmerkungen

Fischmarkt und Hafen in Hamburg bei Sonnenaufgang (Hamburg Seafood Market and Harbor at Sunrise)

"Heute Früh bin ich um 3:30 Uhr aufgestanden, um zum Hamburger Fischmarkt zu fahren. Und es hat sich wie immer gelohnt. Es ist einfach Herrlich den Marktschreiern zuzusehen und vor allem zuzuhören. Wenn Ihr noch nie auf dem Hamburger Fischmarkt gewesen seit, dann solltet Ihr das unbedingt mal Nachholen. Fischmarkt ist jeden Sonntag Morgen bis 10:00 Uhr, in den Sommer Monaten ab 5:00 Uhr, in den Winter Monaten ab 7:00 Uhr morgens. Und wenn man dann noch soooo schönes Wetter hat wie wir heute morgen, und die Sonne über der Elbe aufgehen seht, Leute, dann wisst Ihr, warum Ihr so früh aufgestanden seid. Einfach Super!"

House of Vans event, Berlin
Aug. 8, 2014 / 5 Anmerkungen

House of Vans event, Berlin

Schweinefilet mit Weißweinsahnesoße, Pilzen und Salzkartoffeln (Fillet of pork with white wine cream sauce, mushrooms, and salt potatoes)
Aug. 8, 2014 / 31 Anmerkungen

Schweinefilet mit Weißweinsahnesoße, Pilzen und Salzkartoffeln (Fillet of pork with white wine cream sauce, mushrooms, and salt potatoes)

Neuschwanstein, Füssen im Allgäu in Bayern, Southern Germany. The mother of all castles is only 3 km from Füssen; it’s well-known worldwide. Make sure to sit behind the driver if you take the bus for the best view. You can also walk, it’s a 30 min walk uphill. There’s no need for tickets if you are not interested in going inside, just going up to the castle and bridge is free - but admission for adults is only € 12, children under 18 are free. Combination tickets for Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau on the same day are 23 €. 
Aug. 8, 2014 / 8.557 Anmerkungen

Neuschwanstein, Füssen im Allgäu in Bayern, Southern Germany. The mother of all castles is only 3 km from Füssen; it’s well-known worldwide. Make sure to sit behind the driver if you take the bus for the best view. You can also walk, it’s a 30 min walk uphill. There’s no need for tickets if you are not interested in going inside, just going up to the castle and bridge is free - but admission for adults is only € 12, children under 18 are free. Combination tickets for Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau on the same day are 23 €. 

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Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Eastern Germany. The Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch, and now one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany. It is located in the western part of the city center, at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, west of Pariser Platz. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees, which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace. Having suffered considerable damage in WW2, it was fully restored from 2000 to 2002. During the post-war Partition of Germany, the gate was isolated and inaccessible immediately next to the Berlin Wall; the area around the gate featured most prominently in the media coverage of the opening of the wall in 1989. Throughout its existence, it was often a site for major historical events and is today considered a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace.
Aug. 7, 2014 / 42 Anmerkungen

Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Eastern Germany. The Brandenburg Gate is a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch, and now one of the most well-known landmarks of Germany. It is located in the western part of the city center, at the junction of Unter den Linden and Ebertstraße, west of Pariser Platz. One block to the north stands the Reichstag building. The gate is the monumental entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees, which formerly led directly to the city palace of the Prussian monarchs. It was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace. Having suffered considerable damage in WW2, it was fully restored from 2000 to 2002. During the post-war Partition of Germany, the gate was isolated and inaccessible immediately next to the Berlin Wall; the area around the gate featured most prominently in the media coverage of the opening of the wall in 1989. Throughout its existence, it was often a site for major historical events and is today considered a symbol of the tumultuous history of Europe and Germany, but also of European unity and peace.

Galerie Neustädter Tor in Gießen, Hessen, Central Germany, pop: 76,000, with roughly 24,000 university students. The name comes from Giezzen, as it was first referred to in 1197, pertaining to the position of the town between several rivers, lakes, and streams. The largest river is the Lahn, which divides the town in two parts. It is located 50 km north of Frankfurt am Main. 
Aug. 7, 2014 / 14 Anmerkungen

Galerie Neustädter Tor in Gießen, Hessen, Central Germany, pop: 76,000, with roughly 24,000 university students. The name comes from Giezzen, as it was first referred to in 1197, pertaining to the position of the town between several rivers, lakes, and streams. The largest river is the Lahn, which divides the town in two parts. It is located 50 km north of Frankfurt am Main. 

Bayrischer Wald, Bayern, Southern Germany
Aug. 7, 2014 / 32 Anmerkungen

Bayrischer Wald, Bayern, Southern Germany