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German Easter Breakfast- The BEST German Breakfast of the Year!

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German weekend breakfasts have a reputation for being delightful drawn out meals with loads of special things on the table… Aufschnitt, Brötchen, soft boiled eggs and fruit. But German EASTER Breakfast takes it up a notch. I’m not much of a morning person, but I was always happy to hop out of bed to enjoy […]

Die Häschenschule A Day At Bunny School -A German Easter Classic

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Die Häschenschule: Jubiläumsband If you are of a certain age, you probably had a storybook about a Rabbit School on your bookshelves as a child. In 1924 Albert Sixtus published a book about a bunnies going school called Die Häschenschule. 95 years later, this classic book is still charming children all over Germany.  For Easter […]

Bikes in Münster Germany- Germany’s Best City for Cycling!

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“Achtung! Vorsicht!” shouted my guide. Once again I had wandered without thinking into the bike lane. I had only been in Münster for a few hours and hadn’t yet switched my brain over to bicycles on the sidewalk mode. And that could be hazardous.  You see there are over 500,000 bikes in Münster Germany… and […]

Win an Autographed Copy of “Home from Home: German-American Essays” Contest

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I enjoyed the book “Home from Home: German-American Essays by Susanne Bacon so much, that she gave me an autographed copy to give away to one lucky reader! The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 31, 2019 Just log in where it says to enter Facebook, Twitter or Instagram button. You will see multiple […]

Home From Home : German American Essays by Susanne Bacon

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Home from Home: German-American Essays Susanne Bacon, author of the Wycliff novel series, recently published her German-American Essays in a book called “Home from Home”.  Each essay describes what it feels like to be a German in the United States. To look at everyday life through a slightly different lens, shaped by different experiences. Susanne […]

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, […]

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 […]

My Whirlwind Trip to Germany! Münster, Bremerhaven and Köln

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A few weeks ago I was approached by a company representing the German National Tourist Board asking if I would be willing to take a trip to Germany, and write about my experiences. Naturally, I said YES! And on Feb 25, I boarded a plane bound for Frankfurt. My mission, to visit Münster, Bremerhaven and Köln, […]

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 […]

Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe

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I’m pretty sure this Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe would confuse my Oma for a bit…but then she’d tuck right in. Granted, cupcakes aren’t much of a German Thing. (Maybe we could call them Black Forest Törtchen…little cakes). So, why did I make them? You see… Black Forest Cake / Schwarzwälder Kirsch Torte is my daughter’s […]