Deutsches Museum

The Deutsches Museum is a ginormous science and industry museum with everything from previously used space capsules to old submarines, to any sort of musical instrument you can imagine. It’s right in the middle of town, and great for kids – don’t miss the underground Bergwerk (mining) exhibit. Take any S-Bahn and get off at…

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Ask Catherine #1 – What is Allspice Called in German and Where Can I Buy It?

Dear Catherine,What do you call ‘Allspice’ in German, and where can I buy it in Munich? Thanks,Desperate in der Küche ********************** Dear Desperate, Contrary to what the name “Allspice” suggests, it is not a mixture of spices, but rather the dried berries from the Pimenta Dioica plant.Allspice is used primarily for cakes and other desserts…

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Wiesn Madl

The other day as I was walking down Milchstrasse in Haidhausen, this window display caught my attention. A sign with disparate things I love juxtaposed: Washi tape and Wiesn. As I was starting at the sign, mesmerized and curious, a woman stepped out and handed my a post card. It turns out ‘Wiesn Madl’ in…

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