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What is Apfelwein?

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“Turn left at the main road, then cross over, and take the next right… you can’t miss it“. With those instructions from the Hotel Manager, my daughter and I headed out from our hotel in Sachsenhausen (Frankfurt) to find  a Bembel of Apfelwein. It really wasn’t that hard. In fact, Sachsenhausen is KNOWN for it’s […]

My Favorite Things About German Food- a Guest Post

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Hello! It’s Katy, one of two daughters of German Girl in America here. This summer after graduating from college (WOOHOO!) my mom brought me along for a whirlwind road trip through Germany. To say I was stoked would be an understatement. You see, I actually have been to Germany a few times. Just in the […]

What You Should Know About German Beer Coasters or Bierdeckel

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When the server set the beer (and wine) in front of me with a coaster on top of it, a light bulb went off in my head. You see, German Beer Coasters are called Bierdeckel or Beer Lid, and I never quite understood why a coaster would be called a Deckel. Turns out, there’s some […]

Katja, a German Girl in the UK

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  I love when someone shares their story with us. Katja is a German Girl from Berlin who now lives in the UK and runs her own German Catering Company. Just thinking about it makes me HUNGRY. I know you will enjoy her story too. If you have a story to share, email me at […]

Eis in Germany – The Summertime Eis Culture in Germany

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After breakfast, my Uncle made an announcement…“I’m treating everyone to Eis for lunch today”. And we were all delighted! Spaghetti Eis, Coup Danemark, Obst Becher, Raffallo Becher! Eis in Germany (Ice Cream) is considered a dessert OR a meal. And how great is that? Every year Germans consume over 8 liters of Eis PER PERSON […]

Beer MBA Tour of Germany – Would YOU Go on a Beer Tour?

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Whenever I told anyone I was taking the Beer MBA tour in Germany, I’d get the same response… “Isn’t every tour of Germany a Beer Tour?” Well.. no. It’s true that beer is hardly a scarce resource, but there is a HUGE difference between hanging out in a Biergarten enjoying a Maß, and hiking down […]

Hotels in Germany – Tips to Make Your Stay Even Better

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Since I’ve been in Germany three times in the past 18 months (how is that even possible??) I’ve stayed in loads of hotels. Everything from the simple family run, to the American chain, and even a fabulous 4 Star hotel, so I feel qualified to pass along some advice about Hotels in Germany. Now I’m […]

What to See in Quedlinburg- A Step Back in Time

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In 2018, I learned about a new award-winning board game called Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg (Quacks of Quedlinburg), and I got curious… then I discovered Quedlinburg is a real place, I got excited! And the more I read about this city stuck in time, I knew that I had to go there. Lucky for me, […]

Visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany- Plan Ahead for your Visit

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When you talk to people about the things they REALLY want to see in Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle is often at the top of the list. The iconic structure built by King Ludwig II seems to symbolize Fairy Tale Germany to so many. It’s on the cover of Tour Books, on Calendars, Tea Towels and Puzzles. […]

My Month in Germany- And I STILL haven’t Seen it All!

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I walked through my front door yesterday, almost exactly one month after I left for Germany. A MONTH in Germany seems like a long time, in fact it IS a long time, and yet I still didn’t see and do everything that was on my list. Still, I did manage to see quite a bit. […]