I’ve been living in Thuringia for a bit, and I have to wonder, the passion and love that people have for cake in this region is something shared throughout the country? Everyone loves cake at any time for any occasion!

Yes… cake. It’s popular all over Germany and the varieties are endless. Some are regional, some are based on super secret family recipes, some are currently in fashion, many are popular all over the country. Of course there is our famous Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) afternoon ritual, and, particularly in coastal areas of the North also the TEA and cake ritual. Depending on time available and personal habits, this ritual may take place every day, just on the weekend, only on Sunday or at family gatherings, or never, around the hours of 3 and 5 pm (Kaffeezeit). Visiting relatives in different states, I have noticed that the people of Hessen and Baden-Württemberg/Schwaben even serve leftover cake or pastries for breakfast. Have not seen this in my Northern areas but it probably also just varies between families. Hope you‘re enjoying your time in Thüringen and all the cake. 🙂

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Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, pop….

Weinheim in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, pop. ~43,000, is located 15 km from Heidelberg and 10 km from Mannheim. Together with these 2 cities, it makes up the Rhein-Neckar triangle. It’s nicknamed “Zwei-Burgen-Stadt” after the 2 fortresses on the hill overlooking the town on the edge of the Odenwald, the Windeck and the Wachenburg. The town celebrated its 1250th anniversary in 2005.

byjefferson:Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

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Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Weinberge — vinyards in Rauenberg, Baden-Württemberg,…

Weinberge — vinyards in Rauenberg, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany, just 15 km from Heidelberg

Anno 1737, Oberstenfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern…

Anno 1737, Oberstenfeld, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. Oberstenfeld is a town in the district of Ludwigsburg, 40 km north of Stuttgart. Located on top of a hill amidst idyllic vineyards, the town is guarded by Lichtenberg castle. In 2005, the Italian town of Verbicaro in Cosenza became a sister city. Many local citizen of Italian descent have roots in this 3000 souls town in Calabria. A sign at the town’s entrance was installed as a reminder of this town twinning.

Icy texture, somewhere in Baden-Württemberg

Icy texture, somewhere in Baden-Württemberg

Weihnachtsmarkt in Herrenberg, Baden-Württemberg

Weihnachtsmarkt in Herrenberg, Baden-Württemberg