German Easter Traditions, Facts and Customs- All About Easter in Germany!
Celebrating Easter in Germany is much more than a trip to church, an Easter Egg hunt, brunch and a nice hat. Easter is a major holiday in Germany… and the events go beyond home and church. Preparations start well before Easter Sunday! and don’t end there. And many Easter Traditions that we follow here in […]
Sorbian Easter Eggs- How are they made, and who are the Sorbs?
Some of the most beautifully decorated Easter Eggs that I’ve ever seen are Sorbian Easter Eggs. My mother introduced us to them when we were children, and she remembered them from her childhood. You see, my Opa, her father, is from Weißwasser… a town in eastern Saxony, Germany, a town that once belonged to Upper Lusatia or Upper […]
Travel to Germany
The Speicherstadt Hamburg- More than just Warehouses…
How did a warehouse district manage to get UNESCO Status? Well, the Speicherstadt Hamburg is incredibly photogenic… rows of neo-Gothic brick warehouses tower over the water connected by bridges (fun fact, Hamburg has more bridges than Venice). But it’s more than just looks. Think of the Speicherstadt Hamburg as a city within a city. An […]
Beer Wine and Drinks!
Traditional German Glühwein Recipe- German Mulled Wine For a Cold Evening
This German Gluhwein Recipe-Warms Your Toes and Your Tummy I love to make up this Traditional German Gluhwein Recipe during the Holiday season rather then going to Costa Coffee or Starbucks for a cup of coffee. It smells good… it tastes good…. it SCREAMS Christmas in my ear…(oh wait… that’s the Kids…) (actually, a Gluhwein for mommy might […]
German Games and Toys
Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime
Like so many German kids, I was lucky enough to have a few stuffed Steiff Stuffed Animals & Plush toys. A small Dog with a blue collar and a bell, an Owl, and a Goldfish. One very memorable Christmas, I found a Steiff Bear sitting in the branches of our Christmas Tree. The Owl is […]
German School- From Kindergarten to University
German Language Schools in America For Kids and Teens
When I was a child, I went to German School every Saturday for 3 hours here in the US. While it was sometimes torture (who wants to go to school on Saturday!?!), in the end it was well worth the effort, and I really appreciate the extra miles my mother put on the car to […]
Is Kindergarten German? Learn all about Kindergarten History!
How to Apply to German Universities- Resources and Tips for a Successful Application
German School Cones- Schultüte for the First Day of School
Shopping for German School Supplies in Germany
Saturday means Deutsche Schule (German School)