Home Growing Up German In America

Growing Up German In America

Gifts for a German Host Family- American Gifts Germans Enjoy Getting

karenanne
9
0
0
I think the question I get most often is one that many of us have wrestled with over the years… What to take along as a “Mitbringsel”? In other words… What are the best Gifts for a German Host Family? While you can never go wrong with flowers or a nice bottle, it is nice […]

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

What not to do in Germany- Simple Survival Tips for Enjoying German Culture

karenanne
28
0
0
Don’t Leave Your Shopping Cart Abandoned in the Grocery Store Parking Lot I get it… you’ve done your shopping, loaded the car, strapped the kids into their seats, and now you have this shopping cart to deal with. You don’t want to walk ALL THE WAY back to the front of the store! Maybe you […]

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

Plymouth Junge Kameraden Band- An American High School Band Playing German Music!

karenanne
5
0
0
“So ein Tag, so wunderschön wie Heute“… when I heard those words sung, I immediately flashed back to my childhood. My mother playing this on her record player… my Oma’s radio… singing in German school. But the source was unexpected; the singer was a beautiful High School girl, standing in front of the Plymouth Junge […]

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

German Genealogy Databases Online -Find your German Family

karenanne
6
0
0
  For many German-Americans, tracing their history is not so easy. Records were lost or destroyed, and the old script can be difficult to read. While I am by no means an expert, I have found some German Genealogy Databases online that can help you find a little more about your German Ancestry. I’ve also included […]

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

What Does a German Look Like? Dealing with Stereotypes

karenanne
13
0
0
  I’ve been thinking about stereotypes a lot lately… and what does a German look like? Whenever Germans are portrayed in advertising, or in festival invitations, they always seem to be wearing Lederhosen or Dirndls. But, as I’m reminded EVERY TIME I post such a photo, that is not how the typical German looks or […]

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

The Black Forest Lodge- A Slice of Germany in America

karenanne
6
0
0
In the 1970s travel to Germany was expensive, but my parents still wanted that German Vacation experience. So, instead of hopping on a Condor flight overseas, they packed up the family’s green 1970 Monte Carlo with supplies and headed north to Chester, California near Lassen National Park where we would stay at a German run hotel […]

Lessons I Learned from My Oma… And Now I’m Sharing them with You