Thursday, 13 September 2012

New Blog Challenge: Bloggers Around the World - Germany

Holiday is over! Life can not be always holiday ... but I wouldn't complain.
Anyway, you need money and sooner or later there has to be a daily routine.
Since I had a few days to get used to this again, I thought it would be time to start a new blog challenge: Bloggers Around the World.

 

Already months before I have pondered about it. However, if you don't make a move, you won't get anywhere. So I just want to start it now. I have outlined already the details ... here.
Did you have a look?
As you see, it is the 13th of September, it is about the right time to start.
Where do we like to start our journey then?
It's only logical for me to start with Germany - for that is where I am at the moment.

So, what comes to your mind right away?
Is it Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, or Blackforest Gateaux, or Schnitzel, or Sauerbraten with potato dumplings, or German bread or bread rolls, or German beer might come to your mind ... or what is it?
A lot of people think about Bavaria when they talk about Germany. While Bavaria is a part of Germany, there is a lot more to see and explore and also a lot more to the food.
After all Germany has also access to the North Sea.

Maybe you have visited Germany before, or you have a German bakery or restaurant nearby ... whatever, let yourself be inspired.
Here some impressions of Germany ... as far as possible!

Guildhall of Hannover (Hannover is twinned with Bristol)
Museum in Stadthagen
Chimes in Hameln - Do you know the Pied Piper of Hameln - very famous
Sundown at the Lake of Steinhude

Blackforest Gateaux (sorry - had to put it)

The Town Musicians of Bremen from Grimm's fairy tale
Vineyard at the Rhine in Rüdesheim

Castle along the Rhine
Spa gardens in Bad Pyrmont
I don't know whether this inspires you or not, but at least you saw a little bit of Germany. Maybe you like to visit one day. Yuo could go to the North Sea or the Bavaria or somewhere in between - maybe East or West as well.
Have a look at the capital Berlin, although the wall is gone as it were. What about the Lakelands of Mecklenburg? A trip to Bremen would be nice, exploring the small to tiny alleys in the Schnoor. There is further up North Hamburg with it's harbour. You could take a boat trip through the harbour.
And it goes on and on and on ...

A bit of Vocabulary:
Good morning! - Guten Morgen!
How are you? - Wie geht es dir?
What's your name? - Wie heißt du?
Good bye! - Auf Wiedersehen!

However, I would want you to cook something, that makes you and maybe us think of Germany. Get your brain ready (and your kitchen of course) and prepare something luvly ...

... and remember the deadline is the 5th of October and the rules are:

1. Leave a comment in the post announcing the challenge for the month with a link to your post.
2. Refer to my blog in your post.
3. Use the "Bloggers Around the World" badge.
4. You can use a new or an old post, but it has to be adjusted accordingly.

18 comments:

  1. I love German food (I'm half-German) and have been cooking and eating it all my life. I'm headed to Germany in November to visit family and I cannot wait to eat and drink my way through the trip.

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    1. I hope then, you join us here on the challenge!
      What part of Germany are you going to?

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  2. I wrote this blog post a while back about a very good authentic German meal we had in Fredericksburg, Virginia here in the USA. Hope you enjoy! http://areluctantfoodie.blogspot.com/2012/03/frozen-in-time-not-that-theres-anything.html

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing!
      Oh, again it's Bavarian food. I really have to come up with something totally different.

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  3. Ooh what a good idea Chris. I know very little of Germany or it's food, but I know they are meant to be fabulous bakers, so I'm sure I can find something - if I can find the time. How long have I got?

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    1. Hello Choclette! That would be lovely, if you could find some time. The plan was to have it until 5th of October, leaving me plenty of time to write the round-up until the 13th, but I wouldn't worry too much, when there would be still coming in some posts between those two dates.
      Maybe you could even use some German chocolate. :-)

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    2. German chocolate would be fun - BUT I have no idea where you get it from.

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    3. There is a company in Dorset, that sells all different kinds of chocolate. You can order online or visit the outlet shop in Blandford Forum.
      Or maybe I should do a giveaway of German chocolate, but I guess that would be too late.

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  4. I think I would like to join in, will have to bake a cake, methinks. I am quarter-German, but have never visited Germany if you don't count the Frankfurt airport where I changed the flights a few times on the way to Russia.

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    1. That's good, I look forward to what you will come up with.
      Hm, not sure whether, we can count the Frankfurt airport ...
      How is your German then?

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  5. Non existent, ashamed to say. But I am not very good with languages.

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    1. Can't have everything! No worries!

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  6. Ive been to Germany several times and my memories of the food include Frikadella, lots of cakes and pastries and grat big icecream sundaes!

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  7. Great challenge! Here's my post!

    Oma Frieda's Grießklößchen mit Kirschen -

    http://www.sarahcooks.com.au/2012/10/oma-friedas-grieklochen-mit-kirsche.html

    xox Sarah

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing and taking part, Sarah! This is a good one!!!

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  8. Here it is, my German dish. http://www.chezmaximka.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/cod-in-mustard-sauce.html

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    1. Thank you, Galina! Very nice you could make it!

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