Number one would be food and, of course, beer. When it comes to these two areas, the Germans have it down. I have been lucky enough to visit Germany twice; once in high school, and again in 2003 to stay with my very best friend Stephie.
Stephie was stationed near Wurzberg, which is near Frankfurt. During my stay we took a road trip through Bavaria. We saw a few of King Ludwig's castles: Schloss Linderhof, Hohenschwangau, and Neuschwanstein..to be exact. We stayed a couple of days in Munich, where we took a Mike's Bike Tour-one of the funnest things that I have done in my entire life, and went to the Hofbrauhaus. But the two most delicious moments for me were these: eating fladle suppe (pancake soup) at a little restaurant right down a slope from Hohenschwangau, and staying and eating at the Hotel »Römischer Kaiser« in Triberg-Nußbach. The owner was at one time a chef. I don't even know exactly what it was that I ate, but I know that it was hands down the best meal of my life. Period.
Ever since my 2003 trip, I have searched high and low for authentic German recipes; which to me means no shortcuts; absolutely nothing from a can or a box. A few years ago I found a recipe for Jaeger Schnitzel on the internet that seemed pretty close to what a person would find in Germany. My sister Lisa and I tweaked it a bit and I posted it on Recipezaar.com, which is now food.com. I made it recently for my and the Mr.'s ten year anniversary, and here is the pic:
and here is the recipe: Jaeger Schnitzel
Have a delicious day!