Easter In Germany

German Kinder Eggs- The Delicious Chocolate Eggs with a Toy Inside

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  Seldom has a candy caused so much joy, and so much frustration at the same time. German Kinder Eggs were such a HUGE part of my childhood. We loved getting those fabulous eggs made from smooth and sweet Kinder Chocolate… and added bonus! there was a capsule inside containing a cute little toy that […]


Easy Eierlikörkuchen Recipe – Perfect for Company or Everyday

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I love it when a cake recipe comes together fast, and bakes up without fail. Better yet, it looks “fancy” enough for company, but you can toss a slice into a lunch pail, and it arrives looking and tasting great. This Easy Eierlikörkuchen Recipe is perfect that way. Think of the Eierlikör Cake as the […]


Travel Tips for Germany- Little Tips to Smooth Your Journey

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It’s easy to get tripped up or confused when you arrive in a country without having been there before. Customs are different, things aren’t like they are back home. A lot of confusion can be avoided if you know what to expect. These Travel Tips for Germany aren’t going to make or break your experience, […]


What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream

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When the Wall separating East Germany from West Germany fell, many of the icons produced by the East vanished, mostly because something different already existed in the West, and the Wessi got to keep its job. There is one BIG exception. The Sandmännchen. What is the Sandmaennchen? And how did he continue to thrive despite […]

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 […]