Only in Germany

Shopping for German School Supplies- It’s Much Different than California

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  My daughter, Katy, is spending a Semester studying in Berlin. I’m delighted that she will be sending us regular posts about life as a California Girl in Germany. This week… shopping for German School supplies. Apparently, it’s not the same as it is here in California…  All photos taken by Katy used with permission.  […]

German Soccer Vocabulary! Learn to Speak Fußball!

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 […]

German Soccer Vocabulary! Learn to Speak Fußball!

What is Federweisser? All you Need to Know About this VERY Young Wine

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When people think about traveling to Germany in the Fall, they often think Oktoberfest. BUT, the country has so much more to offer besides this well-known attractions! For example,  Federweisser. What is Federweisser? It’s an alcoholic drink only available during the months of September and October. This is a real autumnal tradition for many Germans, […]

Smelly German Cheese- Plug Your Nose and Try These Stinky Cheeses!

German School Cones- Schultüte for the First Day of School, Buy them HERE

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  Back to school schultüte kinder cone The Schultüte tradition goes back to the early 1800s in Germany. On their first day of school, children traditionally receive a cone shaped bag or “Tüte” filled with treats and toys, to make starting real school just a little bit sweeter. Before the beginning of the School Year […]

Recipe for Apple Streusel Cake – A German Style Cake in an American Pan

How is the German President Elected?

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On February 12, 2017, Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the new President of Germany. This left a lot of people unfamiliar with the German political system wondering… How is the German President Elected? The system is much different from the presidential election in the USA… but then, the job of German President is much different than the […]

A Mysterious German Trend- Photos with a Man in a Polar Bear Suit…

What Makes Germany Special to Me- And Why I Keep Going Back!

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  People sometines ask, “what makes Germany special” or “why do I love so much about Germany”, the obvious answer is family. But it’s more than that. It’s those little things that people in Germany take for granted that we just don’t have here in the US. Some of what I miss is intangible, and difficult to […]

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale