Milchbar Pinguin

This has to be up there with the very best of ship signs.  Milchbar Pinguin (Milkbar Penguin) opened in 1964 and was THE place to be in the East German town of Leipzig. Serving, yes you guessed it, milk products. Apparently... More


It simply wouldn't be Christmas in Germany (and apparenly Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Norway and Ukraine too) without 'Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel' being shown on TV, the two belong together like Christmas Markets and Glühwein. More

Beauty is in the detail

Beauty is in the detail and there were some magnificent details in the Albrechtsburg in Meissen.  More

Giant cocktails or cocktails for giants

I had to look twice when I saw this stall selling cocktails at a festival in Dresden this summer. I thought blimey, now there's finally a decent measure for me. More


Meet Germany's most popular mustard: Bautz'ner Senf. Well, to be precise it's really East Germany's most popular mustard but as it is THAT popular in the East it's overtaking all of the other mustards nationwide. Bautzen (a lovely hill-top town in... More