Legend tells that in the year 968, a knight was out hunting deer in the forests of Rammelsberg, a peak in the Harz Mountains. Stopping for a rest, he tied his horse to a tree. Restless, the horse pawed at the ground, unearthing a rich vein of silver. Thus began over a thousand years of mining history at the Rammelsberg Mine – or so Continue reading Touring the Historic Rammelsberg Mine
Ok, we get it. Some of you loyal readers are perhaps getting a bit tired of seeing our posts about one German castle after another. But we ask you to bear with us for one more castle – just one more! Perhaps you’re planning your first trip to Germany and are trying to prioritize what sites to see. Or maybe you’ve been before and love Continue reading Burg Eltz, Germany’s Most Enchanting Fairy-Tale Castle
For chocolate lovers the world over, a visit to the Imhoff Schokoladenmusuem in Cologne just might be in order. The museum is the brainchild of Hans Imhoff, a German chocolate producer who envisioned not only a factory to make chocolate, but a place to showcase 4,000 years of history and culture surrounding Continue reading Imhoff Schokoladenmusuem: Chocolate, Git In Mah Belly!
In 1819, chocolatier François-Louis Cailler founded Switzerland’s very first chocolate company. While non-Swiss folks might not have heard of Maison Cailler, they’ve most certainly heard of the food giant, Nestlé, which is named after another Swiss founder, Henri Nestlé. The Cailler chocolate company was purchased by Nestlé in Continue reading Maison Cailler (Nestlé chocolate in disguise)