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Sustainable Mushrooms, Fruity Yogurts and Mature Cheeses: Vienna is an El Dorado for Food Producers.

Sustainable Mushrooms, Fruity Yogurts and Mature Cheeses: Vienna is an El Dorado for Food Producers.

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hut & Stiel is a young Viennese company that grows mushrooms for the capital’s dining tables in a cellar in the 20th district. But there’s more to it than that: the shiitakes, king trumpets and oyster mushrooms grow on coffee grounds that are collected from local restaurants, hotels and coffeehouses on a cargo bike. Produced […]

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2015: Sixth Record-breaking Result in a Row for German Incoming Tourism

2015: Sixth Record-breaking Result in a Row for German Incoming Tourism

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the year 2015, German incoming tourism is heading for the 80 million mark: According to the latest information from the Federal Statistical Office, the volume of international overnights in accommodation properties of at least 10 beds grew to 74.2 million overnights through November, an increase of 5.6% compared with the same period in 2014. […]

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If You Are a Do-It-Yourselfer, Honor the Memory of Prof. Artur Fischer

If You Are a Do-It-Yourselfer, Honor the Memory of Prof. Artur Fischer

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Artur Fischer, the German inventor of the first synchronized camera flash and the drywall anchor died January 27, 2016 at his home in Waldachtal, in southwestern Germany at the age of 96. Over his lifetime of inventing, Fischer registered more than 1,100 patents – more than Thomas Edison, Prof. Artur Fischer founded his company,The Fischer […]

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South Tyrol Cheese Festival in Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers

South Tyrol Cheese Festival in Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Everything will revolve around cheese in the village of Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers in the twin valley Valli di Tures e Aurina/Tauferer Ahrntal during the Cheese festival. This archetypal Alpine valley nestling beneath 80 “three-thousander” summits is famous for its mountain dairy farms, making it a fitting venue for a cheese festival. Over 100 cheese […]

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Savoring Life – Our February/March 2016 Issue

Savoring Life – Our February/March 2016 Issue

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Eating is far more than a biological necessity. Sure, we need the nutrients and calories to fuel our bodies and keep them functioning but just think of the other aspects of food that impact our lives. When the day hasn’t gone exactly as you had planned, where do you turn? Do you find solace in […]

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Saalfeld – The Stone Chronicle of Thuringia

Saalfeld – The Stone Chronicle of Thuringia

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join the night watchman to explore this medieval town and visit the most colorful grotto in the world. By Jörg M. Unger Photographs by Jörg M. Unger In the middle of the seventh century, Samo, a Slavic commander, conquered with his army the region of today’s Saalfeld in Thuringia. He liked the winding river Saale […]

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Berlin Food Trucks – Around the World at Lunchtime

Berlin Food Trucks – Around the World at Lunchtime

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The American trend makes its way to Berlin and gets a German makeover. By Anna Cramer  •  Photographs courtesy Anna Cramer Berliners and their Currywurst are said to be inseparable. No wonder, then, that more than one thousand curry sausages—with ketchup and / or mayo—were served at one of the biggest social events of the […]

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A Matter of Taste— Riedel Glassware

A Matter of Taste— Riedel Glassware

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Can the design of a wine glass enhance the flavor of wine? Taste for yourself. By Marlene Fanta Shyer • Photographs courtesy Riedel If you were blindfolded and handed two different wine glasses of Grüner Veltliner, both poured from the same bottle, do you think you could tell from the taste which glass was made […]

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Spargelzeit!

Spargelzeit!

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Producing white asparagus is labor intensive and it’s expensive…but it’s so, so good! By Maggie Kielpinski Photographs courtesy Maggie Kielpinski. We’ve always been lucky in Europe in early spring. It’s the quiet time, a time to pretend that you are European and enjoy the time honored traditions of the “old country” where every region has […]

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Traveling the German Half-Timbered Houses Route

Traveling the German Half-Timbered Houses Route

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

They are far more than architecture—they are historic treasures and the heart and soul of this beautiful land. By Alevtina Altenhof It runs like a ribbon through unique landscapes and historically significant places and sites—the German Fachwerkstrasse (The Half-Timbered Houses Route). Over 1800 miles, it crosses the territories of six federal states between the river […]

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