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Germany and Coffee- Coffee Culture and History of German Coffee

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“Komm, lass uns einen Kaffee trinken“… words I’ve heard my whole life. Come on, let’s drink a coffee. Mornings before a big day, the middle of the afternoon on a shopping trip, or maybe just while sitting and chatting. Germany and coffee go hand in hand. Germans might actually drink more coffee than beer… they […]

What is a Radler- The History of a Drink Named for a Cyclist

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I realize this might be considered blasphemy, but I’m not much of a beer drinker. I just never developed a taste for it (apparently, I make an “eeewww” face from the bitter flavor when I drink it). But soda is generally too sweet. Fortunately, an innkeeper in Deisenhofen, Germany came up with a solution that […]

My One-Of-A-Kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl

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My One-Of-A-Kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl My mother was visiting when the big box from Rare Dirndl arrived. She couldn’t wait to see what was inside, so we tore off the wrapping… and then I lifted the lid and pulled back the tissue. Inside was my special one-of-a-kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl. Over the years […]

Titan-RT! Crossing the Longest Suspension Bridge in Germany

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After spending a lot of time touring old buildings in Quedlinburg, it was time for adventure.  Time for the Titan RT! Now, I don’t do well with heights… all the symptoms, shakes, sweats, nausea, wash over me in a wave. So, what was I doing on the longest suspension bridge in Germany? My fearless partner […]

German Slippers July 4th Sale! 22% off Haflinger and Woolfit

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Happy July 4th! To celebrate, German Slippers is offering 22% off all Haflinger and Woolfit Clogs, Slippers and Sandals. To use the discount, simply enter the code FOURTH into the designated field inside your cart. Or you can always use my special coupon code HappyShopping20 Whether it’s hot or cold where you are, you’ll find […]

Surfing in Munich -Landlocked Munich becomes a Surfing Mecca!

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Things you expect to see in Munich… Beer, Lederhosen, churches, Biergarten…. But, unless you’ve been clued in, you don’t expect to see surfing in Munich. Munich might be 300 miles from the nearest Ocean, but that doesn’t stop expert surfers from carving through the waves. It turns out, a man made wave in an arm […]

Prime Day Deals for your German-American Home

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It’s Amazon Prime Day/s, which means some interesting deals on all sorts of amazing products. I did some digging, and it turns out, Amazon has loads of  Prime Day deals for your German American  Home! Kitchen gear, Brotzeit boards, Travel Adaptors, Puzzles, Self-Care products and more. Check out the assortment of goodies I found here… […]

Roman Limes in Germany – Borders of the Roman Frontier

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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

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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

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“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 […]