Nothing’s more delicious in February than a Krapfen (jam-filled donut) at Karneval – especially those filled with rosehip jam, paired with Glühwein or hot rosehip tea. Rosehip is one of the healthiest “superfruits” with lots of Vitamin C for the winter season. You can easily make your own rosehip donuts at home, just view or step-by-step instructions. A great pastime for parents and children.
Coming home to the welcoming aroma of a steaming pot of richly flavored soup or stew has to be one of the most comforting experiences of the season. Winter’s short days and dreary weather leave our bodies craving warmth. Gently simmered soups and stews from Germany are the perfect winter comfort food.
January is a great month to commemorate the birthdays of some of the world’s greatest musical talents with a rebel mindset and German/Austrian ancestry: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert and Elvis Presley. Take a moment and relax with their sublime music, like “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” or “Winterreise” or “Love Me Tender,” enjoy a fine piece of German chocolate and let yourself inspire by your muse and creativity.