Schöfferhofer from Frankfurt am Main in Hessen. German…

Schöfferhofer from Frankfurt am Main in Hessen. German Hefeweizen, 3.2% ABV, a unique combination of 50% wheat beer and 50% grapefruit juice.

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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Gelnhausen in Hessen, Central Germany, about 40 km east of…

Gelnhausen in Hessen, Central Germany, about 40 km east of Frankfurt am Main, lies between the Vogelsberg mountains and the Spessart range. According to the Institut Géographique National, from 2007-2013, the geographic center of the European Union was located in wheat field just outside this town. Gelnhausen is also located on the scenic “German Fairy Tale Route”. It was founded by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in 1170. The place was chosen because it was at the intersection of the Via Regia imperial road between Frankfurt and Leipzig and other major trade routes.

Summer rain in Schöneck, Hessen, Central Germany

Summer rain in Schöneck, Hessen, Central Germany