The city of Merkendorf in Germany is a romantic small town in Bavaria, having 3000 residents and it is famous for its cabbage tillage. Merkendorf is situated in the “Fränkische Seenland” and close to the Cities Ansbach and Nürnberg.
It is assumed that Merkendorf’s origin lies in the 9th to 10th
century and was for the first time mentioned in 1249. Originally
it belonged to the “Zisterzienser”cloister of Heilsbronn.
Early in the 18th century cabbage tillage started and developed shortly to become an important economic power. In our days the “Krautbrunnen” in front of the town hall calls attention to the golden season as being the “Krautstadt” ( city of cabbage). The delicious “Fränkische Bratwürste” (special frankonian fried sausages) served with “ Merkendorfer Sauerkraut “(pickled cabbage) are a favourite culinary dish.
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