Food & Drink

A Quick History of GDR Wine

East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), was a country that existed from 1949 to 1990, when the eastern portion of Germany was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. Wine was produced in the former GDR almost exclusively in Saxony and in the Saale-Unstrut area (the …

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Restaurant in Berlin Serves Up Old East German classics

A meatloaf smothered in brown sauce; Germany’s answer to the Hawaiian pizza; an oily schnitzel with noodles and tomato sauce. East German food wasn’t exactly gourmet, but that isn’t stopping customers from flocking to a restaurant in Berlin dedicated to recreating it. “We’re out of ketwurst,” says the waitress. It’s …

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German sausage hotel
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Wurst Night’s Sleep at Sausage Hotel

German butcher opens bratwurst-themed sausage hotel. In an age where local butchers are under threat from online shopping and the growing vogue for meat-free lifestyles, one butcher in Germany has come up with a novel way of bringing in customers: a sausage hotel, complete with authentic decorations. Welcome to the …

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German Home Brewing on the Rise as Beer Lovers Seek New Tastes

More and more hobby brewers in Germany are making their own beer in the kitchen, the cellar or garage. When it comes to beer, Jan Evermann of Greifswald is uncompromising. Four times a year, the doctor starts up his hobby brewery in his garden. He shreds malt, heats the mash …

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Oktoberfest mug Masskrug
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Official 2018 Oktoberfest Mug Presented

Gingerbread hearts, beer mugs, a tuba, pretzels and the giant Ferris wheel: These internationally known symbols all adorn this year’s Masskrug, or litre-mug, for Munich’s Oktoberfest. Presenting the mug at the Oktoberfest site on Thursday, cabaret artist Martin Frank said it displayed “everything that we Bavarians love.” According to dpa …

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Berlin beer fesitavl
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Hops & Heat – Berlin Beer Festival Gets Underway

Berlin Opens ‘world’s longest beer garden’ in 30+ Temperatures. As Berlin experiences sustained summer temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius, the city on Friday launched a weekend of beer-drinking at the International Beer Festival, which occupies a 2.2-kilometre stretch of a wide, central boulevard. The “world’s longest beer garden,” as the …

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