Also known as Bad Achen is a spa town in Germany with a large cathedral famous for its sulphur springs and is the most Western city in Germany. The smell of the springs can be smelt across the city center.
Heidelberg is a beautiful city in South-West Germany in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg, built on the banks of the River Neckar. a picturesque city globally famous with tourist as its in the old baroque style. Oh and it’s University is as famous as Oxford and Cambridge.
Wiesbaden is the capital city of Hessen, located just outside Frankfurt and across the River Main from Mainz. It’s the music that got me today. Deutsche Schlager.
Mainz is an old Roman fort on the banks of the river Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate with Mainz on one side of the Rhine and Wiesbaden on the other. Mainz has a history back to the Roman times. As today started with pork I knew one thing, there would be more of it during the day,and there was, 350g to be exact.
Rhineland Palatine is a beautiful part of Germany where the river Rhine meanders through the countryside, and where one finds beautiful Schloss’ (castles) in the famous Rheingau area, home to the delicious Riesling wine.
Bavaria to me is a romantic and somewhat magical place, Christmas markets, Ocktoberfest and the fairytale castle of Neusweinstein built by King Ludvic not to mention the beauty of Munich, yet more pork to eat and the home of BMW.
Mention German food to many and from my experience the comeback is either cabbage or pork. I always considered this to be very narrowminded, however pork is appearing 3 times a day every day. Today was a trip to Koblenz where the river Rhine meets the river Moselle at Deutsche Eck – or German corner for the rest of us, it’s the National Monument of Germany.
Frankfurt-am-Main, also known as Main-Hatten due to the skyline of 40 Skyscrapers is one of the superpowers of finance in the world, has one of the biggest airports in Europe and is home to many types of food and native dishes that are some what different for the British palate. Only 1 hour flight from London and I was lucky to be one of the first ones to fly the new British Airways A380 on the short flight.
It’s that time of year that is every food writers dream. The kids have gone back to school (not that I have any) so the flights are cheaper and the hotels empty. It’s my time of year to travel and see more of the world of food. This year its Germany. I’ve always loved that country, its beautiful the food superb. And over 10 days I’m going to show you what I have found.