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High Franconian

Classification: Indo-European – Germanic – West Germanic – High German – German – Transition – High Franconian

Number of speakers: 4,910,000 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: 49 more words


No Prost to Oktoberfest

Last weekend I attend Oktoberfest In the Gardens here in Melbourne. Being a big fan of German, and in particular Bavarian culture (because Oktoberfest is specifically Bavarian, not just German), I was pretty excited. 354 more words


Edelweiss by Joshua McGinnis

Tom sat listening to the breeze flow up the mountain to the summit. Although he missed the wind in his hair, it was much too cold to risk in this climate. 538 more words



Baryte or barite (BaSO4) is a mineral consisting of barium sulfate. The baryte group consists of baryte, celestine, anglesite and hashemite . Baryte is generally white or colorless, and is the main source of barium. 217 more words

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Monastery or brewery? What you'll find in Germany

Monastery or brewery? Why not both? When we moved to Herrsching, a little town on a lake about 45 minutes from the city center of Munich, we caught wind of all of the hype about Kloster Andechs. 174 more words