Celebrating Advent

German Girl in America Advent Contest 2018

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It’s been such a GREAT year here at German Girl in America… and we’ve decided that it’s time to celebrate with a fabulous Advent Contest! Each Sunday in Advent, we will be awarding a special prize. Winners will be chosen weekly at noon (Pacific Time) on the Advent Sundays, and the winner will be notified […]

FOOD

America Cooks German – Show Off Your Delicious German Dishes!

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I think some of my strongest memories relate to food. Especially the German foods I grew up with. The steam in Oma’s kitchen while she prepared our mid-day meal, while I sat on the counter watching her. The good smells of Eintopf, roasting chicken or Königsberger Klopse in my mother’s kitchen when I came home […]

TRAVEL

What to Pack for Germany- Traveling to Germany Checklist

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  I really am my father’s daughter… I have a thing for lists. This includes making a fairly detailed traveling to Germany checklist every time I go (He even makes notes on his lists after returning, and files them for future reference… I’m not THAT far out there). In the old days you could pack […]

GERMAN PRODUCTS

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 […]