"This is another traditional way to serve soup in summer. Growing up in Berlin, we often had cold fruit soups in summer just because a meal without soup was "inconceivable" in my grandparents' very traditonal, staid household.
Danzig, now in Poland, was a German city until the end of World War II, and was surrounded by orchards that produced many sour cherries. This soup can be altered to be as sweet or as tangy as you like it; less sugary makes for a better thirst-quenching, more refreshing dish.
The prep time depends on how quick you are at pitting those cherries..."