Soleier - German Pickled Eggs. Soleier sind in starker Kochsalzlösung eingelegte, hartgekochte Eier. Durch die Salzlösung werden sie konserviert und bleiben ohne Kühlung einige Zeit haltbar. Sie sind ein traditionelles Gericht, besonders in der Berliner Küche und gehörten dort in Kneipen zum Standardangebot. Zur Zubereitung werden die hartgekochten Eier zunächst angeknickt, so dass ihre Schale zerbricht, ohne aufzureißen, und in ein großes, verschließbares Glas gegeben. Dann wird ein starker, aufgekochter Sud aus Wasser und Salz, auch gewürzt mit z. B. Kümmel, Pfefferkörnern, Piment und Zwiebelschalen, heiß über die Eier gegeben. Vor dem Verzehr sollten Soleier 1-7 Tage ziehen. Gegessen werden sie als Zwischenmahlzeit meist so: Das Ei wird geschält und längs halbiert, der Dotter herausgenommen, in die entstandene Mulde etwas Öl, Essig und Pfeffer gegeben, der Dotter wird wieder daraufgesetzt, etwas Senf dazugegeben und das halbe Ei mit einem Bissen verzehrt.
Aerial view of Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany. The Ostsee (Baltic Sea) is only 15 minutes north of the city center. Lübeck is an essential stop on a tour of Northern Germany. The former “Queen of the Hanseatic League” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a number of things that make Lübeck special: a compact Altstadt (old town), a medieval street layout surrounded by a river and harbor that once doubled as a moat; 7 great churches with spires that reach toward the Northern sky, and - a few km beyond the city center - the former fishing village of Travemünde, a popular beach resort that once served as Lübeck’s gateway to the Hanseatic trade routes in Northern Europe. 1,300 houses, churches, and courtyards within the Altstadt are protected historic monuments, and the town’s authentic Hanseatic look and atmosphere make it a popular destination with Germans, Scandinavians, and other Europeans throughout much of the year, incl. in winter, when local Christmas Markets are packed with visiting Swedes, Finns, and Germans.
Die Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Mailänder Platz 1, 70173 Stuttgart, Tel.: (0711) 21691100
Weinprobe mit Mittagessen in Bensheim, Hessen, Central Germany. The town lies on the Bergstraße at the edge of the Odenwald mountains with Rhein views and many vineyards, population: 40,000. The nationally known Bergsträßer Winzerfest - a wine festival established in 1929 - is held annually in September; it lasts 9 days with a great festive parade and fireworks. There are other events such as the Bürgerfest, the Maiway, and the Auerbacher Bachgassenfest (an outdoor gastronomical event). Culinary specialities here include Zwewwelkuche (onion tarts) and all kinds of wine.
Germany from Above - Spectacular Route from Lindau to Berchtesgaden (HD)
"In this episode we explore a route through Germany, taking in lakes, amazing castles, mountains, and towns. We hope you enjoy it, whether you plan to visit or just want to learn more about Germany! The journey is Lindau on Lake Constance, Baden Baden, Ulm, Fussen, Bavarian Alps and fantasy castles, Oberammergau, Lake Chiemsee, and Berchtesgaden."
hestiaschaetzeken fragte: Hi, I read the problem with the NRW posts not showing up. You should avoid using hyphens in tags. Tumblr can't process them. Just use "nordrhein westfalen" for organisational purposes.
Yes, I was thinking this might be it in the blog, even though it does recognize it when you click hyphened state names from the dashboard and takes you to the dash for that tag - weird. I guess it’s the theme. Anyway, thank you. I’ll just drop the hyphen from now on.
Münster in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany, is considered to be the cultural center of the Westfalen region. It was the location of the Anabaptist rebellion during the Protestant Reformation and the site of the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia, ending the Thirty Years’ War in 1648. Today it is known as the bicycle capital of Germany. Currently there are ~280,000 people living here, 48,500 of whom are students - Münster is home to many institutions of higher education, including the University of Münster and the University of Applied Sciences. There are about 50,000 resident foreigners living here. The average age of Münster’s residents was 40 in 2006.
Herbert Grönemeyer - Bochum (Official Music Video)
It’s an ode to the Ruhrgebiet’s city of Bochum in Germany’s most industrialized area. Grönemeyer grew up there, Bochum is his hometown. The song has gained cult status and is traditionally sung before VfL Bochum pro soccer games. Lyrics in German and English:
distelhawk fragte: AWESOME blog BUT ... I feel like Northrhine Westphalia and possibly the Ruhrgebiet deserve a little more loving :D
Thanks. I’ve posted some but for some reason the tag won’t display all the Nordrhein-Westfalen posts when clicked. Will post more over time, thanks for the feedback. :) Bochum hymn coming up.
Der Zwinger in Dresden, Sachsen is a palace in Eastern Germany, built in Rococo style, designed by court architect Pöppelmann. It served as the orangery, exhibition gallery, and festival arena of the Dresden Court. The location was formerly part of a fortress. Now it’s a museum that contains the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Gallery), the Porzellansammlung (Porcelain Collection), and the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematics & Physics). The building was mostly destroyed by carpet bombing raids in Feb 1945, but the art collection had been previously evacuated. Reconstruction, supported by the Soviet military administration, began in 1945; parts of the complex were opened to the public in 1951. By 1963 the Zwinger had largely been restored to its pre-war state.
Die Bahnhofstrasse in Hannover. Hannover is the capital of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) in Northern Germany, population: 518,098. It was once the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain under their title as the Dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Current English royals are related to this line. Hannover is located 285 km west of Berlin and 150 km south of Hamburg. The city hosts very large annual trade fairs such as the Hanover Fair (the world’s biggest industrial fair) and the CeBIT (world’s largest computer expo). It also hosts the Schützenfest, the world’s largest marksmen’s festival with parades and joyrides, and the Oktoberfest, 2nd-largest Oktoberfest in the world. Hannover also hosted the World Fair Expo in 2000, its fairground currently is the largest in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CeBIT
Gersterbrot is a speciality of Hannover and surrounding areas in Niedersachsen, Northern Germany. What may be a reference to Gerste (barley) is actually a baker’s term. It means to expose the dough to the flames of a special oven - the Gersterofen. There’s only one company left in Germany that manufactures this kind of oven, so the production of this bread may be a decaying art. Try it while it lasts - it’s great fresh and also very good toasted a few days later. It has a unique flavor and is absolutely delicious.