June 1, 1035
Death of St. Simeon. Simeon was born in Greece. He was educated in Constantinople. As a youth he lived and worked in the Holy Land. He lived for a number of years in monasteries in … [Read More...]
What comes to mind when you think about German cuisine? Right, Sauerkraut and Bratwurst, Black Forest Cherry cake and beer, lots and lots of German beer.
However that would be a huge generalization … [Read More...]
October 14, 1806
The Prussian army is crushed by Napoleon at the Battle of Jena.
October 14, 1871
Birth of Alexander Zemlinsky in Vienna, Austria. Zemlinsky was a composer and conductor. … [Read More...]
May 12, 1237
The crusading order "The Sword Brothers" is incorporated into the order, "The Teutonic Knights" by decree of Pope Gregory. Both orders had been involved in the crusade against the … [Read More...]
Tongue twisters, or Zungenbrecher, are a fantastic way to train your tongue in German pronunciation. It’s not only language learners who use tongue twisters—even speech therapists use them to help … [Read More...]
Wurstsalat is a tart sausage salad prepared with distilled white vinegar, oil and onions. A variation of the recipe adds stripes of pickled gherkin. It is normally made from a sort of boiled sausage … [Read More...]
January 17, 1463
Birth of Friedrich III (the Wise) (1463-1525), Elector of Saxony, in Torgau, Germany. Friedrich served as the protector of Martin Luther after the imperial ban of 1521. He … [Read More...]
Nusszopf is a classic German cake with hazelnut filling. It is made out of braided yeast dough and filled with almonds or hazelnuts. It's a wonderful coffee time idea.
4 cups … [Read More...]
By guest author WEISSDORN
For Real Germans, except for an occassional sentimental Christmas Mass visit, there was no reason to visit the Church, unless the day comes where the Real German … [Read More...]
In the early 1990s, an age-gender distribution pyramid of unified Germany's population displayed at its apex the legacy of heavy war casualties: a preponderance of elderly women too great to be … [Read More...]