When I'm in Germany, it just feels right to have a pretzel lying beside my main dish, or to enjoy a big, frosty lager with a big, salty pretzel close at hand. The pretzel culture is near and dear to Germans, as you'll find in your travels.
Even after decades of travel, it's so fun to still be learning fun little factoids about the cultures we visit. It never ends! In Dresden, my German friend explained that the dough woven into a pattern in a pretzel represents the way our thumbs cross when we fold our hands in prayer.
Most of our work is in the old centers of great cities. Staying here, you can miss entire dimensions of a culture. For example, driving out of a German city you may see a big drive-in pretzel place -- fast food with a German touch.