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What is marzipan? Niederegger’s chocolate marzipan

Since living in Germany I’ve learned more than a handful of new German words. I arrived knowing “gesundheit” and “kindergarten” but something else I’ve added to my lexicon: marzipan. Marzipan isn’t completely a foreign thing to Americans, but it’s not something I was very familiar with until I visited Lübeck, Germany back in December. The …

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German Christmas Market in Schmalkalden, Germany

Sorry if the photo is a bit blurry but my hands were cold. This is a shot of one of the many stands at the Christmas market (or Weihnachtsmarkt in German) in Schmalkalden, Germany. I was visiting this central German town on part of a chocolate & candy tour through Germany. Schmalkalden is in a …

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Visiting Schmalkalden, Germany: nougats & a Christmas market

Schmalkalden, Germany—ever heard of it? Probably not. Honestly I don’t even know how to pronounce it. I was visiting this central German town (seriously, look at a map—it’s dead center) on part of a chocolate & candy tour through Germany. Schmalkalden is in a kind of random part of Germany but the small town (population …

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