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Travel to Germany

Ama Waterways Cruise June 2022 with German Girl in America

  After a long lockdown, I’m Excited to Announce a Fabulous Project! Ama Waterways Cruise with German Girl in America Ama Waterways together with Brenda Pence of Cruise Planners and I are planning an awesome   River Cruise in Germany from June 28- July 5th, 2022.   And the Kicker? We want you to dust off […]

KUCHEN!

How to make a German Plum Cake Zwetschenkuchen (with Streusel!)

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  Seems like whenever you are invited to coffee in a German household in Summertime, you will find a German Plum Cake on the table. Such a wonderful summertime dessert… a bit tart, a bit sweet, delicious to eat… nice enough for a Sunday Coffee… but easy enough for every day. It’s even Yummy for […]

Beer Wine and Drinks!

Traditional German Glühwein Recipe- German Mulled Wine For a Cold Evening

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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 […]

FOOD

German S’mores! Why NOT play with your Food?

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German S’mores are what happens when I’m alone in the kitchen and craving the flavors of childhood. To be perfectly honest, and because I know lots of people will point this out, German S’mores aren’t a real thing. But I think they should be, and now, they CAN be! When I was a child growing […]

German School- From Kindergarten to University

Traditional German Clothing

Cute Animal House Slippers from Germany

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We wear slippers and house shoes all the time in our house. I like to have warm feet, and I hate dragging dirt from the garden or street into our home. Since we seem to be home all the time, I like a slipper that holds up well, AND looks cute.  Fortunately, GermanSlippers has a […]

GERMAN PRODUCTS

Ostalgie or Ostalgia for East German Products

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What is Ostalgie? Ostalgie or Ostalgia, words that combines the German words for East and Nostalgia, describe a feeling of longing or desire for bits and pieces of the now wiped-away DDR (GDR). Now, while very few people can look you square in the face and say how wonderful the East German government was, or […]

German Games and Toys

Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime

[no_toc] Steiff Classic 1920 Teddy Bear Light Brown 10 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 […]

Roman Limes in Germany – Borders of the Roman Frontier

Cover photo by Michael Graber   The first time I saw the words, “Germanic Limes”, I immediately flashed to those tart green citrus fruits… but I couldn’t have been further from reality. The Roman Limes in Germany are leftover border fortifications from the days of when Germanic Tribes and Roman Troops were keeping a sharp […]

Albrecht Dürer House Nuremberg- A Step back in Time

Up Dürer Strasse  from the Nuremberg Spielzeug Museum (Toy Museum), just down the hill from the Kaiserburg, you’ll find the Albrecht Dürer House. I had the chance to visit in 2019 while on a Christmas Market tour, and I was fascinated. As you all know, I love “small” museums. It’s the instant immersion without a […]

German Basic Law – A short explanation of the Grundgesetz

“The state is there for the sake of people, not people for the sake of the state.” Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the Constitution, and how it compares to German Basic Law. Until the Grundgesetz (Basic Law) went into effect on May 23rd , 1949 Germany was still a divided occupied country under […]

German S’mores! Why NOT play with your Food?

German S’mores are what happens when I’m alone in the kitchen and craving the flavors of childhood. To be perfectly honest, and because I know lots of people will point this out, German S’mores aren’t a real thing. But I think they should be, and now, they CAN be! When I was a child growing […]

Ama Waterways Cruise June 2022 with German Girl in America

  After a long lockdown, I’m Excited to Announce a Fabulous Project! Ama Waterways Cruise with German Girl in America Ama Waterways together with Brenda Pence of Cruise Planners and I are planning an awesome   River Cruise in Germany from June 28- July 5th, 2022.   And the Kicker? We want you to dust off […]

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Resistance Movement

On a bike ride through Munich, my group stopped in a University of Munich courtyard. There, looking like some dropped or scattered papers, we found the White Rose Memorial embedded in the stones. The guide spoke to us about Sophie Scholl and the White Rose group. We learned about the pamphlets that young Sophie threw, […]

What is Maggikraut : All about Liebstöckel or Lovage

When my friend Edie told me about Maggikraut, I didn’t believe her. In my world, Maggi exists in liquid form to add flavor to soups and stews. Didn’t I just visit Spicey’s Spice Museum in Hamburg and see the Maggi exhibit (yes, I do realize that the previous sentence makes me sound like a nerd, […]

Ostalgie or Ostalgia for East German Products

What is Ostalgie? Ostalgie or Ostalgia, words that combines the German words for East and Nostalgia, describe a feeling of longing or desire for bits and pieces of the now wiped-away DDR (GDR). Now, while very few people can look you square in the face and say how wonderful the East German government was, or […]

“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner

“Germany has long had in its capital city the model to which it aspires as a nation” In“Berlin: The Story of a City, Barney White-Spunner looks back at the 1000+ year history of the everchanging city and presents it as a captivating, and I must admit, a late into the night “just one more chapter”, […]

Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder

I’m excited to share this Guest Post written by Randall Schroeder! The post originally appeared in My German America, a newsletter about German Heritage in America, put out a few times a month by Lukas Schroeder. Lukas who describes himself as the Fourth-Generation German American, Tubist & Manager BierkellerBoys, let his dad Randall, Third-generation descendant […]