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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson- My Review

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“In the Garden of Beasts” refers to the Tiergarten in Berlin (which translates to Animal Park or Beast Garden).  Much of the book takes place around this beautiful park,  once the hunting ground for the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm, the Grosse. In the 1930s, the Reichstag, the US Embassy, the Brandenburg Gate and Görings “city house” […]

Threaten To Undo Us by Rose Seiler Scott – My book Review

Who are those Cartoon Men on German TV? The Mainzelmännchen!!!

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Isn’t it nice how the little things can make you so happy? One distinctly German cartoon that brought me endless delight was the Mainzelmännchen! These little animated men on German TV would come on during the commercials in quick animated spots that just made us LAUGH. Over the years, these adorable little guys have appeared […]

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

Some of my Favorite German Cookbooks in English- Make German Food at Home!

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Because of my recent move, I had to box up my Cookbook collection. (Some people might think I have a cookbook problem, but I look at it more as an “enthusiasm”.) There were a lot. (I stopped counting at 15 boxes… Tech Guy just shook his head)  But in packing them up, I was able […]

German Monthly Gift Box Subscriptions- Which is the Right One for YOU?

What is a Duden? It is MORE than Just a German Dictionary!

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Duden 01 – Die deutsche Rechtschreibung What is a Duden? Is it just a wordbook? A dictionary? A sort of Encyclopedia? A bit of a grammar guide? In truth, it’s all of those things. The German Duden or Vollständiges Orthographisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (Complete Orthographical Dictionary of the German Language) by Konrad Duden is the gold […]

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson- My Review

The Gingerbread for Liberty Book- The Story of a German American Hero during the Revolution

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Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution The Gingerbread for Liberty book is a lovely way to celebrate German American Day on October 6th. This beautifully illustrated children’s book by Mara Rockliff is based on the true story of Christopher Ludwich, a German Baker who arrived in America as a young […]

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson- My Review

Biergarten Cookbook Traditional Bavarian Recipes with a Modern Twist

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    Biergarten Cookbook Visit any Bavarian Biergarten  during the Summer, and you will see people enjoying the mild weather with a Maß of beer and food. But this isn’t an ordinary picnic… you won’t find plain old ham sandwiches and potato chips… Out of baskets and coolers come fresh Salads, grilled Sausages, a variety […]

How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application