May In Germany

    What is Maifest? What is a Maibaum? See How Germany Celebrates May Day!

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      Maifest celebrates the end of the long dark winter, and the beginning of warm weather and light. It’s a time of reawakening and joy! Best of all… it’s a fun reason to have a party, now that Karnival is behind us, and Oktoberfest is still a few months away. But what is Maifest? And […]


    What is a Biergarten : An Essential of Bavarian Culture!

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    With the rise in popularity of craft beers, there has definitely been an uptick in the number of Biergartens around the world. But are they Biergartens? Or Beer Gardens? Exactly what is a Biergarten? and what makes them so special? For 200 years Biergartens in Munich been a welcome place for everyone, regardless of age […]


    Bremerhaven Tourist Attractions- What to See in Bremerhaven

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    When I learned I was going to Bremerhaven, I was a little bit concerned. After all, Bremerhaven has a reputation for just being a working class city with a big port. (Sort of like Oakland, California). Many years ago I visited Bremerhaven, and at the time, it didn’t leave much of an impression (unless you […]


    Birkenstock Sandals from Germany with Free Shipping

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    When I was growing up, I fell in love with Birkenstock sandals. Sadly, years ago, the ONLY way you could get them was to hop on a plane to Germany (or send someone over with money and your size). Today, everyone is wearing Birkenstocks! I see them all over the college campuses (my daughter wears […]

    German Games and Toys

      Steiff Stuffed Animals – Toys to Love for a Lifetime

      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 the […]