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

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My mother loves cheese. (Actually, that is an understatement, since she once told me she could actually LIVE on cheese and bread.) But what she REALLY loves is smelly German Cheese. Stinky, ripe, room-clearing, odoriferous cheese. Woe to the curious child who accidentally opened up the container with Limburger! (You would end up with that […]


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

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While visiting Germany many years ago I had to visit the town of Hamelin. You see, when I was growing up, one of my favorite records had the Rattenfänger von Hamelin story… the Pied Piper of Hamelin Story. As a child, the idea of all those kids being snatched up because the town fathers didn’t […]


What is a Charivari? Learn more about these Lederhosen Chains

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When you are at a German Festival, and see people in Bavarian Tracht, you may notice that some men  wear what looks like a chain of charms on their lederhosen. What is the Lederhosen chain called? And what does it symbolize? Because I’m nosy as can be, I did some digging. The chain of trinkets […]