White asparagus is one of Germany’s favorite seasonal vegetables, while the rest of Europe prefers green asparagus. Asparagus season is always very short here in Germany.
The German town of Beelitz is known for one thing and one thing only: asparagus. DW's Kate Ferguson embarks on a quest to find out how the vegetable acquired its cult status.
Springtime in Germany means the countdown is on for the country's brief feast on a vegetable known as "white gold." The Germans' passion for white asparagus is celebrated in museums — and even by queens.
Asparagus season has been known to put Germany into a spin. With the first tips surfacing across some states, the season looks to have arrived early. But fans can expect to dig deep into their wallets for an early taste.
Few months in the year can boast as many traditional celebrations in Germany as the merry month of May. Temperatures rise and with them, so does everybody's mood. The celebrations vary from region to region.
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