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GERMANY

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MUNICH

We were fortunate to have a deaf certified tour guide

in Munich only.  Her name is Diana Sailer of Munich. She is

fluent in ASL.  Her deaf grandfather had to hide in the Bavarian

Alps during WWII to avoid sterilization.

Nymphenburg Palace -- The  former summer residence of the rulers

of Bavaria is located in the west part of the city in the middle of

one of Munich's most beautiful parks. Five generations of Wittelsbach

rulers were involved in the construction of this Baroque castle.
The building of Nymphenburg Castle began in the reign of the

Elector Ferdinand Maria: overjoyed by the birth of his son and heir,

Max Emanuel, he had the central section built for his wife in the style of

an Italian villa (Agostino Barelli, 1664-74). In about 1700, Max Emanuel

commissioned Enrico Zuccali and Antonio Viscardi to extend the castle

by adding galleries and pavilions.

Interior of the Palace

One of the different wall paintings

Hallway inside the Palace

The famous "Gallery of Beauties" of Ludwig I with portraits

of 36 beautiful women from all levels of Munich society.

King Ludwig I was a womanizer.

Munich's Neo-Gothic Town Hall (City Hall)

at the Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) with

glockenspiel (rotating figurines) in its tower 

Munich at night.

The central plaza by Town Hall

Captain Iron-Y, the human statue, makes gestures

whenever someone donates money in a cup.

Getting ready for the pork loin dinner at the famous

Hoffbrauhaus (the most popular beer hall)

Fatty and roasted pig being cut to serve all of us.

Yucky . . . everybody loves potato dumplings (just kidding).

They could pass as sponge balls.

Try this RECIPE (up to you)

KARTOFFELKLOSSE (German Potato Dumplings)

from Fredericksburg (Texas) Home Kitchen Cook Book

2 pounds potatoes

2 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup flour

pinch of nutmeg

Boil potatoes tender, drain, peel and mash or put through

a richer.  Add other ingredients and knead until smooth.

Roll one sample dumpling into a ball the size of a small egg

and drop it into a pot of boiling water.  After it rises to the

top of water, let it cook about 3 minutes.  If it falls apart,

add more flour to rest of dough; form into balls, then boil

12 minutes.  The true Kartoffelkloesse have one or two

croutons pressed in center of each ball.

To make croutons cut slices of bread into small cubes and

fry a light brown in butter or bacon fat.

These dumplings are wonderful served with any meat stew

or with plain onion gravy or left-over gravy of any sort.

OR YOU PREFER SPLIT PEA SOUP???

HERE IS A RECIPE FOR YOU.

SPLIT PEA SOUP (modified)

from Fredericksburg (Texas) Home Kitchen Cook Book

Cook 1 cup split peas in 2 cups water until done.

Strain through sieve and add 1 teaspoon salt.

Put aside.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in saucepan, add

1 chopped onion, 1 cup chopped carrots.

Cook until tender.  Then add 1 tablespoon flour;

2 cups water and peas, season with dash of  allspice,

celery salt and black pepper. Cook a few minutes.

Puree the mixture in a blender.

Then heat some more minutes before serving.

YUMMY!