November 7, 1707
Birth of Johann Julius Hecker in Werden, Germany. It was he who developed the "Realschule", the track of secondary schools stressing practical education to parallel the classic … [Read More...]
Zwiebelrostbraten is a dish from the Swabian and Austrian cuisine. Slices of sirloin sautéed in some fat are put warm and served with fried onions and a sauce from the drippings.
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Trick or Treat? Treat!!!
November... Cold biting wind is howling outside the window, the pale moon is swimming above the naked trees, and one can almost see all kinds of broom-riding witches and … [Read More...]
February 10, 1543
Birth of Johann Eck (birth name Johann Maier) in Egg, Germany. Eck was ordained a Catholic priest in 1508 and attained the degree, Doctor of Theology in 1510. He then was … [Read More...]
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
Mother's day celebration in Germany takes place on the second Sunday of May. However, if this day happens to be the Pentecost … [Read More...]
January 13, 1505
Birth of Joachim II Hektor (1505-1571) in Cologne, Germany. Joachim II Hektor was the Elector of Brandenburg at the time of the Reformation. He remained true to the Catholic … [Read More...]
Heidelberg is a city situated on the river Neckar in south-west Germany. The fifth-largest town in the State of Baden-Württemberg after Stuttgart, Karlsruhe, Mannheim and Freiburg im Breisgau, … [Read More...]
Oktoberfest was started long ago, it dates back to 1810, when a royal wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen took place on Theresienwiese ("Theresa's fields"). As time … [Read More...]
Although Honecker pursued a tough policy against internal dissidents and carefully guarded the GDR's unique identity as the state in which the old Marxist dream of socialism had become a reality, he … [Read More...]
September 17, 530
The first pope of Germanic origin was elected. Boniface II was Gothic. (The Goths were an East Germanic people. The Germans of today descend from the West Germanic grouping.) … [Read More...]