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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson- My Review

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“In the Garden of Beasts” refers to the Tiergarten in Berlin (which translates to Animal Park or Beast Garden).  Much of the book takes place around this beautiful park,  once the hunting ground for the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm, the Grosse. In the 1930s, the Reichstag, the US Embassy, the Brandenburg Gate and Görings “city house” […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

Who are those Cartoon Men on German TV? The Mainzelmännchen!!!

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  Isn’t it nice how the little things can make you so happy? One distinctly German cartoon that brought me endless delight was the Mainzelmännchen! These little animated men on German TV would come on during the commercials in quick animated spots that just made us LAUGH. Over the years, these adorable little guys have […]

What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream

What is a Duden? It is MORE than Just a German Dictionary!

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Duden 01 – Die deutsche Rechtschreibung What is a Duden? Is it just a wordbook? A dictionary? A sort of Encyclopedia? A bit of a grammar guide? In truth, it’s all of those things. The German Duden or Vollständiges Orthographisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (Complete Orthographical Dictionary of the German Language) by Konrad Duden is the gold […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

The Gingerbread for Liberty Book- The Story of a German American Hero during the Revolution

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  Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution The Gingerbread for Liberty book is a lovely way to celebrate German American Day on October 6th. This beautifully illustrated children’s book by Mara Rockliff is based on the true story of Christopher Ludwich, a German Baker who arrived in America as a […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

Your Favorite German Children’s Books, in English and German!

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  I grew up reading German books for children in German. Sadly, my kids never learned German (read why HERE), and I was sad that they would never get to enjoy the stories that were so familiar to me. Now I’m finding more and more German Children Books in English… so, finally, my kids will […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

German Star Wars Quotes for May the Fourth! Happy Krieg der Sterne Day!

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  Krieg der Sterne “May the Force be with you”… what does that have to do with Germany? not a whole lot. Still, love for Star Wars or Krieg der Sterne, is pretty universal (literally UNIVERSAL), and as we celebrate Star Wars Day, May the Fourth (get it?) I thought it would be fun to […]

What was Peasant Life Like? Our Daily Bread: German Village Life 1500-1850

Biergarten Cookbook Traditional Bavarian Recipes with a Modern Twist

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Biergarten Cookbook Visit any Bavarian Biergarten  during the Summer, and you will see people enjoying the mild weather with a Maß of beer and food. But this isn’t an ordinary picnic… you won’t find plain old ham sandwiches and potato chips… Out of baskets and coolers come fresh Salads, grilled Sausages, a variety of dips, […]

All Tastes German – Traditional German Cooking Classes Online