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Bönnsch in Bonn

Bönnsch, a beer served in an unique glas in Bonn, Germany

Lunchtime in Bonn! At the Restaurant Bönnsch we got in touch with a rare beer which was served in such special shaped glasses.

Dicke Bohnen in Bonn, Germany

For lunch I had a Rhineland speciality: ‘Rheinische Dicke Bohnen’. From the menu: ‘Mit Bohnenkraut abgeschmeckt, mit gebratenen Kasselerscheiben in einer Thymiansauce serviert, als Beilage servieren wir knusprige Bratkartoffel’

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Breakfast at Mole West in Neusiedl am See

Breakfast at Mole West in Neusiedl am See, Austria

On my way to Podersdorf I had breakfast at Mole West, a stylish restaurant at the shores of Neusiedlersee Lake. I had scrambled eggs with dried tomatoes and Grana Padano. Scrambled eggs are one of my most favourite dishes for breakfast. What about you?

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Bread store in Nuremberg

Bread store in Nuremberg, Germany

I had known Nuremberg is famous for its Lebkuchen but I was surprised how many sorts of bread this bread store (Feinkost Nikolaus Schwarz) is offering. Amazing how different the outer crusts and the crumbles of each loaf look like. And yes, I always love a good piece of bread. What about you?

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Historical tavern ‘Wurstkuchl’ in Regensburg

Historical tavern in Regensburg, Germany

The historical tavern ‘Wurstkuchl’ offers delicious sausages and sauerkraut for more than 500 years. In earlier times the workers used to have their lunch there, today a lot of tourists and even ducks stop by 🙂

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Lunch at Czech dining car

Lunch at Czech dining car

Having lunch at a Czech dining car: Marinated Beef Sirloin served with bread dumplings (‘Svíčková na smetaně s houskovými knedlíky’).

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The ‘Brezel’ Lady on the ICE

A brezel

A detail I really love: On my way from Hamburg to Munich a lady boarded the ICE and sold Brezel until she left the train at the next station. I was told in summer they are selling ice cream instead. Nice idea, isn’t it? Is there a similar service in your region too?

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On an Austrian dining car

On an Austrian dining car

A good way to spend time on an Austrian dining car is having Kaiserschmarrn with a Melange. So I did on my way back from Bratislava.

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Some thoughts about dining cars

Lunch at Czech dining car

While planning my next day on my train journey in Dec 2011 some thoughts about dining cars came to my mind. Is it worth to think about which dining-car is on your planned train? Well, I think so …

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Typical piece of butter in Austrian mountains

Typical piece of butter in Austrian mountains

Traditionally the butter in the alps is made by a butter mould (Buttermodel). After my trip to the huge reservoirs in the mountains near Kaprun, it was time for lunch. At a farmer house located at an alp named Fürthermoar Alm, I had a snack served with this fine modelled piece of butter.

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A typical Carinthian dish: Kasnudeln

A typical Carinthian dish: Kasnudeln

Before I joined a guided tour through the oldest city of Carinthia named Friesach I had a typical Carinthian dish: Kasnudeln. Its was a thinly rolled noodle dough that was shaped to a pocket filled with quark and spiced with mint and chervil.