"Traditional Germany: A Pilgrim's Plight" Germany by richiecdisc

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Germany epitomizes Europe in many ways. It is a country that truly takes its traditions seriously and in its quest to maintain old town architecture and culinary culture as it has been for centuries, it harkens visitors to a previous and perhaps simpler time. Though advanced in all technical aspects with all modern conveniences, it is still a place where people visit the local butcher shop or bakery to get the freshest products on a daily basis. This old world charm seems to permeate many everyday aspects of life and is pronounced most in the many old town centers where you can find perfectly preserved scenes from a previous era, the most fascinating of which for me are those places that have been serving beer for many generations. Beer is an integral part of German culture and they take their traditions seriously with regard to it. There is a timeless quality about drinking a beer that townspeople drank in just that same place centuries ago. The best part is there appears to be no rush, this is a country that holds such things dearly, and these classic old places seem to be in no danger of extinction. Enjoy the many sights of Germany but do not forget the beer. Often in seeking out unique ones, you find special places that are just as interesting as the marquee destinations, sometimes more so.

  • Last visit to Germany: Jan 2002
  • Intro Written Sep 8, 2002
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Thanks for visiting my Essen page. Your overview of Germany is excellent. Certainly, a fantastic place for food and beer. Are you there now?

  • gkitzmil's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2006 at 9:58 AM

    Thanks for checking out my German pages. You likely know that the Fruh Kölsch house is very close to the Dom in Köln, and if you go a bit into the altstadt in Köln you can find several other Kölsch houses!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2004 at 10:31 PM

    Very nice overview! This huge (in European meanining) country offers a lot and I must try it more someday.

  • World-travel's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2003 at 7:38 AM

    As you are such a huge beer fan, check my page and come over for a guided brewery tour. You will love it. Nice page, there is not much more then a cold beer, sun and a nice woman.

  • catweazle's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2002 at 4:38 AM

    beer - very nice approach to a culture! thx

  • sargentjeff's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2002 at 7:32 AM

    Nice take on Germany. I`ve driven by Munich 20 times and neve

  • lorgnierl's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2002 at 5:06 AM

    pivo, beer, biere and co

  • RitchiS1's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2002 at 8:14 PM

    great page of my country

  • truus_s's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2002 at 1:01 PM

    yes germany is nice.great page.greetings truus

  • HuskerSRW's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2002 at 8:33 PM

    *~*Wonderful page*~* Love the pictures & stories!

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