Thanksgiving in Germany
Trip Start Nov 02, 2010
14Trip End Jan 15, 2011
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It's shocking how many people ask us if they celebrate Thanksgiving in Germany....No, they do not celebrate anything relating to our pilgrims, Indians, or turkeys. Landstuhl, however, because of the number of Americans here, offers traditional Thanksgiving type buffets on Thursday. We decided that we would forgo the most likely regrettable choice of eating jello molds and cranberry sauce made by people who do not actually eat them for good German food.
When Mike got off work we drove to Heidelberg, about 2 hours from home. This is one of the main college towns in Germany. Heidelberg University is the oldest in the country, founded in 1386. It is also home to one of the most famous castles in Europe
As usual, we capped off our day with a stroll through the Christmas Market and a wonderful dinner. We did eat some Puten (turkey), but it was definitely German cuisine and delicious!