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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Near Heidersbach in Thüringen, Eastern Germany

Near Heidersbach in Thüringen, Eastern Germany

Sunset in the Vogtland. The Vogtland (Czech: Fojtsko) is a…

Sunset in the Vogtland. The Vogtland (Czech: Fojtsko) is a region reaching across the states of Bavaria, Saxony, and Thuringia and into the Czech Republic’s Bohemia. It overlaps with and is largely contained within Euregio Egrensis. The name alludes to the former leadership by the Vögte („advocates” or “lords protector”) of Weida, Gera, and Plauen.

Irgendwo in Thüringen, Eastern Germany

Irgendwo in Thüringen, Eastern Germany

Der Wald um Torfhaus im Harz, Niedersachsen, Northern Germany….

Der Wald um Torfhaus im Harz, Niedersachsen, Northern Germany. The Harz is a Mittelgebirge, it has the highest elevations in Northern Germany. Its terrain extends across parts of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia. It‘s a ski area in winter and has great hiking in summer.

Am Domplatz in Erfurt, Thüringen, Eastern Germany

Am Domplatz in Erfurt, Thüringen, Eastern Germany

sunshinetester: Erfurt, Germany. The capital city of Thuringia….

sunshinetester:

Erfurt, Germany. The capital city of Thuringia. The tastiest currywurst I’ve tasted in my life is found here in this city of 200,000 people.