Ausgerechnet Katze 43-minute WDR docu from No…

Ausgerechnet Katze

43-minute WDR docu from Nordrhein-Westfalen in Northwestern Germany on keeping cats as pets in Germany – with about 11 million cats in a country of about 80 million people, they are by far the #1 pet in the country.

48% of households in Germany have some kind of pet.

Das Schloss Moyland is a moated castle in Bedb…

Das Schloss Moyland is a moated castle in Bedburg-Hau in the district of Kleve, one of the most important neo-Gothic buildings in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Its name derives from the Dutch word Mooiland („beautiful country"), which was probably coined by the Dutch workers the former owner Jacob van den Eger had brought in to drain the surrounding wetlands. The building is now primarily a museum devoted to exhibiting the world’s largest collection of work by artist Joseph Beuys. It’s a popular destination on the Lower Rhein. https://www.moyland.de/

Regional German Food: Pickert. It’s a flat, fried or baked…

Regional German Food: Pickert. It’s a flat, fried or baked potato dish from Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany, featuring something between a flattened dumpling and a pancake. It comes as a Pfannenpickert the size of a pan, a rectangular Kastenpickert, or a palm-sized regular Pickert. The main ingredients are grated potatoes, flour, milk, eggs, yeast, salt, sugar, oil, and often raisins. 3 large potatoes produce 10–15 palm-sized pickerts, enough for 4–5 people.

They’re a specialty of the district of Lippe, where they developed from a traditional meal for the poorer people. In times past, they were eaten as breakfast or lunch by farmers, too, being a cheap but very nourishing dish, as would be required of food for a day’s work in the fields. They are now served spread with sugar beet syrup, butter, plum jam or Leberwurst (liver sausage). A related dish, Lappenpickert, is found in the regions towards Münster and the Ruhr Area. It does not usually contain raisins and yeast, but may have a dash of sweet cream added. There, it’s usually baked in rather thin pancakes on a griddle greased with a side of lard, and eaten with the same spreads as the Lippe Pickerts, or with smoked fish or cold cuts of meat.

Iserlohn is a city in the Märkischer Kreis of…

Iserlohn is a city in the Märkischer Kreis of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany. It’s the largest city in the Sauerland, a hilly region. The Pancratius church aka Bauernkirche was founded in 985; the first document mentioning the town dates to 1150. In 1237, it received municipal rights.