Top things to do in Bonn

I found out about Bonn through my roommate Maria. She was the first friend I made in Germany. She stayed in my dorm for a week and a few days. As she was moving to Bonn, we promised to stay in touch and did. This meant I travelled to Bonn and she travelled to Essen…

The history of Germany’s beautiful Gingerbread hearts

Oktoberfest 2019 has kicked off in Münich, Germany. This means it’s time to wear lederhosen guys, dirndls ladies and to drink lots of beer. Then there’s the wildly popular Lebkuchenhertz which are sold at Oktoberfest, Christmas markets and at some bakeries around Germany. Lebkuchenhertz is Gingerbread heart cookies in South Africa we call them biscuits….

My wonderful day trip to Drachenburg castle

Drachenburg castle sits upon a steep hill which is relatively easy to hike up to. You could choose to take the adorable green tram up to the castle but, it’s not really necessary even if you’re only moderately fit like me. I suggest you hike up with a friend and admire the woods along with…

A full round up of German Easter traditions

Germany has more Easter Traditions when compared to South Africa. The store windows are decked with Easter eggs and bunnies. You see lots of flowers and everything looks cheerful. Easter is a big deal in Germany. You can even visit an Easter museum in Stuttgart. German Easter coincides with Spring warmer weather and blooming Cherry…

Great tips for Bonn’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Spring has sprung in Germany whilst I’m in rainy cold Cape Town I thought I’d share a few tips on how to beat the crowds and enjoy Bonn’s Cherry Blossom Festival. Every year around March or early April depending on when the trees in Bonn bloom the Cherry Blossom Festival is held.  This year it’s…

How to make delicious Gluhwein this Christmas

Glühwein is a spicy mulled wine sold in Germany and Austria around Christmas time. It is heated and immediately warms you up. I find the fruity flavour delightful. I usually bought Glühwein at the Christmas markets I went to in Germany. Now that I’m back home in South Africa I miss the spectacular German Christmas…

The history of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest beer festival. It draws in over 6 million visitors every year. Germans and foreigners all flock to the festival to drink dance and be merry. My time spent at Oktoberfest known by the locals at die Wiesn was unforgettable. Before I went on my trip I wanted know the origins of…

How to wear a drindl

A dirndl is a traditional dress worn in Germany, Austria and South Tyrol. It is reserved for special occasions such as a wedding. It is also most known for being the outfit for women who attend Oktoberfest. Almost every Oktoberfest attendee wears traditional clothes. There are a few guidelines that you need to be aware…