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“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner

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“Germany has long had in its capital city the model to which it aspires as a nation” In“Berlin: The Story of a City, Barney White-Spunner looks back at the 1000+ year history of the everchanging city and presents it as a captivating, and I must admit, a late into the night “just one more chapter”, […]

Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder

Cold War TV Dramas set in Germany Guest post by Randall Schroeder

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I’m excited to share this Guest Post written by Randall Schroeder! The post originally appeared in My German America, a newsletter about German Heritage in America, put out a few times a month by Lukas Schroeder. Lukas who describes himself as the Fourth-Generation German American, Tubist & Manager BierkellerBoys, let his dad Randall, Third-generation descendant […]

Die Sendung mit der Maus! 50 Years of Explaining our World

The Oktoberfest Cookbook- German Oktoberfest Recipes and MORE

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Oktoberfest Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the World s Greatest Beer Festival Because of our upcoming Webtoberfest celebrations, I thought it would be best to brush up on a few more German Oktoberfest Recipes. Naturally, I want to be able to cook the staples like Brathändl (Roast Chicken) and Kartofelsalat (potato salad …. my northern German […]

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

German Literature Classics made Easy- Klassiker für Kinder

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[no_toc] Ritter, Recken, Mittelalter: Balladen von Schiller neu erzählt (Klassiker für Kinder) (German Edition) Growing up, I learned conversational German, “at home” German, the basics that could get me through most everyday situations smoothly, and have nice chats with my Oma. My everyday German reading skills were similar. As a child I devoured books in […]

“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner

Brown Signs on the Autobahn- Tourist Attractions in Germany

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I’m the kind of person who loves roadside attractions. If there is a sign saying “Biggest Ball of Yarn” or “Caves of Wonder”, I’m telling the driver to PULL OVER! So you can imagine my delight (and my family’s frustration) when I discovered the Brown Signs on the Autobahn pointing out German Tourist attractions! Everywhere […]

Titan-RT! Crossing the Longest Suspension Bridge in Germany

My Favorite German Cookbooks in GERMAN

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[no_toc] My cookbook shelf is bi-lingual, and I reach for specific cookbooks for different recipes (or when I’m doing research). In the past I’ve shared my favorite German Cookbooks in English… and now it’s time to share my favorite Cookbooks in German. I realize that not everyone visiting my website speaks or reads German. (Honestly, […]

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

“View Master: The Biography of William B Gruber” Immigrant Success Story

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View Master $150 seems to be a magic number for German immigrants. William B Gruber and my father both arrived here in the United States with $150 in their pockets. From there they chose different paths. In tge book, “View Master, The Biography of William B Gruber”, his daughter Gretchen J Gruber lovingly shares the […]

“Berlin: The Story of a City” by Barney White-Spunner