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  • “It's the Most Wonderful Time, of the Year...”

    t‘s the Most Wonderful Time,  of the Year...Ladies and Gentlemen, the countdown begins, Christmas is just around the corner and the Christmas Markets will soon be open! Not sure where to go? No worries, here are a few personal recommendations for you from me.  I hope that my list will help you organize your

  • Advent time is Christmas market time in Germany


    The official start to the Christmas season here in Germany has to be the lighting of the first candle on the Advent wreath, which is usually also the time that most of the big Christmas markets open up. The Christmas markets have to be one of the most anticipated

  • Christmas Markets


    During the 4 weeks of Advent (roughly four weeks prior to Christmas) the Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmärkte - open their doors.

    They originated in German-speaking part of Europe & in the Eastern regions of France in the Late Middle

  • Christmas menu (for 4 persons)

    Christmas menu

    Lentil salad with root vegetables. Apple, walnuts, smoked trout filet from the Black Forest and chips from the Allgaeu mountain cheese

    Medallion of venison “Baden-Baden” with spaetzle and red cabbage

    Small, fried apple ring cakes with apple syrup and cinnamon

  • Medieval Christmas Magic in Esslingen


    Christmas markets are one of the most popular attractions during the winter month in Germany. Every larger city has one and everyone has their own little perks. One of the most charming markets has to be the medieval Christmas market in Esslingen. The market is located

  • The Advent Calendar


    One of the most anticipated Christmas traditions every year has to be the Adventskalender or Advent-Calendar. Choosing just the right one, is of the most important things for children as it marks the beginning of the Christmas season for them. We have all heard at

  • The Christmas Market in Esslingen,… a Step Back in Time

    It won’t take long to realize that the Esslingen market is different from other markets you may visit in Europe.  Visiting the Esslingen Christmas market is like stepping back into the medieval ages.  The market is surrounded by half-timbered wooden houses dating back from the 13th to

  • The Stuttgart Maredo - a great restaurant for meat lovers


    I have been getting a lot of requests over Facebook, of where to take the family out to dinner for those special holidays coming up…or at any time really. So, I decided to stop by the Maredo Steakhouse in the center of Stuttgart, on the Lange Street cornering Kronprinzstreet.

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