For those of you who are not into souvenirs of the typical kind, but still want to take something home from your trip to the Baltic Sea, here’s a tip: The Ostseemühle offers a huge variety of different regional products, with focus on oil, mustard and flour. You can find their small yet amazingly stocked shop […]

6 high-end ingredients for a closed-shops-Sunday

In Germany, unlike many other countries, shops are normally closed on Sundays and sometimes especially elderly people even get upset with McDonalds or bakeries being open –  or even worse: ‚Verkaufsoffene Sonntage‘ –  Sundays where stores are allowed to be open.  These are, however, rare, so for me this trading situation very regularly creates the […]

On Breads and Cakes – Part 2

Ah, here we are: the bread section. If you’ve read my other works on German delicacies (which you can find here and here), this one won’t come as a surprise. Are you bready ready? First of all, however, it is vital to acknowledge the fact that a) the reinforcement of stereotypes is harmful for the […]

On Cakes and Breads – Part 1

For the savoury introduction to this part, click here. There are many different cakes you can obtain in your bakery of trust, but keep in mind that, depending on where you are, they have very distinct and “different” names, so to speak. For one, there is the infamous Berliner, a round, spongy pancake with various […]

Café Käthe – more than a café

A Café usually means a coffeehouse where you meet up with friends, talk for hours, maybe grab a bite to eat, and enjoy a nice cup of coffee. Café Käthe is a little bit more exotic. Of course, you can do all of the above there. Don’t mistake Café Käthe for your average coffeehouse, though — it’s […]

Have a cup of local history!

Hey folks, Caro here 🙂 What a week! The football world championship is in full swing and people here seem to go crazy. On Monday, I was rushing through the nearest supermarket to catch something to eat and drink before Germany’s first big game. Well, I was running late but I was clearly not the […]

A berry funny day

It was a beautiful Saturday in May; the sun was shining high in the sky; the birds were singing in the trees; children were playing outside, laughing happily… And what was I doing? Sitting inside, inside at my desk, inside brooding over some tasks for university. My gaze kept wandering to the window and the […]


It’s Sunday afternoon, you want to hang out with your friends, but can’t find any beer in your house. You open the fridge, but there’s no food in it. All shops are closed on Sundays, so all you can do, is to buy the stuff overwhelmingly overpriced at the next gas station. No, wait! There […]