I’m born and raised in Germany and moved to the U.S. as a teenager.  One of the aspects I miss most from my home country is that every second street has a bakery – I especially enjoy the hearty and sweet breads and rolls, fresh baked pretzels, and European café lattes.


Other than that, my food preferences aren’t what would be considered German – I would prefer Thai or Vietnamese cuisine to bratwurst and sauerkraut any day! I have also never liked beer, but my excuse is that my hometown is located between the vineyards of the middle Rhine region.

To me, breakfast is, and always has been, the most important meal of the day. On weekends it might even be my favorite part of the day in general. I start my weekday with a big bowl of oatmeal that I mix with flavored yogurt, nuts and frozen berries. On weekends, my fiancé and I usually eat bagels with eggs. Every breakfast comes with a cup of coffee.

While Columbus is not a huge city, I love everything downtown has to offer – from parks and theaters, to global cuisine and local coffee houses. Living downtown enables me to walk to many of the city areas – German Village, the Brewery District, Gay Street and Short North. If time or weather isn’t convenient for walking, the Cbus runs up and down High Street, which is also great for going out on weekends.