Twisting Tongues in Bavaria

German words have a reputation for being long, and at times, very descriptive. I have a few quirky favorites. The first is Zahnfleisch, which literally means “tooth meat” or “gums.” The other is Schneebesen. It literally translates to “snow broom” but means “whisk.”

A Toast to Munich’s Oktoberfest

“Ein Prosit, ein Prosit, Der Gemütlichkeit. Ein Prosit, ein Prosit, Der Gemütlichkeit.”  A traditional German beer drinking song wishing good health and cheer to companions. I was first exposed to Germany’s Oktoberfest culture when I was eight years old. During a whirlwind trip to Munich, my parents’ German friends whisked us away to what seemed like every famous city landmark.Continue reading “A Toast to Munich’s Oktoberfest”