Horn-Bad Meinberg Local Customs

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    Pickerts at the annual October Farmer Market

    by MD2nd Updated May 29, 2013

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    Bad Meinberg's Annual October Farmer Market is less about a regular farmers’ market but a festival lasting for a weekend. Regular is, that visitors and customers still can buy and eat seasonally and locally planted fruits and vegetables and other wonderful things. In fact if one ever likes to create an healthy eating-habit, means also cutting back on meat, it makes sense to look around and buy at a farmer's market. The most I like to recommend when it comes to Bad Meinberg's Annual October Farmer Market, is to get a Pickert, baked by the Landfrauen=rural women. Mom and me had a Pickert with dark, sweet, sugar beet syrup.

    A Pickert is a flat, fried or baked potato dish from Westphalia. Pickert can be considered a kind of flattened dumpling. The name Pickert is derived from Low German. Low German is spoken mainly in northern Germany and the eastern part of the Netherlands. Picken= pecken=to stick something onto something else.The principal ingredients of Pickerts are grated potatoes, flour, milk, eggs with a little yeast, salt and sugar, and oil for the baking. Three big potatoes produce 10-15 palm-sized pickerts, enough for 4-5 people. If one is not very hungry, a single Pfannenpickert may well make a satisfying meal. Pickerts are a specialty of the district of Lippe in the east of Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia, where they developed from a traditional meal for the poorer people. In former times, Pickert was eaten as breakfast or lunch by poor farmers, being a cheap and very nourishing dish, as would be required of food for a day's work in the fields. They are now served spread with sugar beet syrup, butter, plum jam, or even Leberwurst.

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    Annual May festival

    by MD2nd Updated May 29, 2013

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    The opening of Bad Meinberg's annual Weinfest happens always on the Holiday of Christi Him­melfahrt (Ascension), the week before Pentecost. Since this year of 2009 is the so called Va­rus ­Year, Bad Meinberg's Weinfest added Roe­mi­sch to its original festival's name. During the annual May festival about 10 different wine growers introduce their red or white wine to their visitors. Mom tried one glass of dry, white wine: Riesling Spaetlese trocken by wine grower Honrath, Langenlonsheim, Rhineland Palatine, and thought it was quite good.

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    Staatsbad Meinberg GmbH
    ph: 01149-5234 9010
    info@staatsbad-meinberg.de
    Tourist-Info Horn-Bad Meinberg
    Parkst. 2
    Bad Meinberg, 32805
    ph: 01149-52 31 - 9 89 03
    email: tourist-information@hornbadmeinberg.de

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    Raeucher Karte offers smoked fish

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    The opening of Bad Meinberg's annual Weinfest happens always on the Holiday of Christi Him­melfahrt (Ascension), the week before Pentecost. At this Weinfest is also local cookery provided such as smoked fish. The smoked fish was offered by a Detmold company called Raeucher Karte. They really make great tasting, fresh fish sandwhiches etc.

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    Staatsbad Meinberg GmbH
    ph: 01149-5234 9010
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    Tourist-Info Horn-Bad Meinberg
    Parkst. 2
    Bad Meinberg, 32805
    ph: 01149-52 31 - 9 89 03
    email: tourist-information@hornbadmeinberg.de

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    Californian Dance Band

    by MD2nd Updated Oct 17, 2011

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    For my understanding the Californian Dance Band is a group of Westphalian guys that cover nice mainstream songs, and certainly help on any event to get some fun & dance started with their guitar, drums, bass and vocals. If you like check'em out at their web page. Again, unfortunately and surprisingly no English written informations provided.

    Mr. Nega
    Karolinenweg 16
    Bad Meinberg, 32805
    ph: 0176 961 594 12

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    Local meeting point

    by MD2nd Updated Jun 9, 2009

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    Bad Meinberg's Kugastzentrum lies in the town's Kurpark and is a sort of meeting point for locals and visitors to get informations/advices/addresses about events and about the area in general. There as well one finds a café, the fountain one can take water to drink from, then sale shops, seminar rooms, creative and recreational facilities, a reading room, and a theater with 700 seats.

    Kurgastzentrum
    Parkstrasse 10
    Bad Meinberg, 32805

    Theater im Kurgastzentrum
    Bad Meinberg, 32805
    ph: 01149-5234-98903

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