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Birkenstock Sandals from Germany with Free Shipping

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When I was growing up, I fell in love with Birkenstock sandals. Sadly, years ago, the ONLY way you could get them was to hop on a plane to Germany (or send someone over with money and your size). Today, everyone is wearing Birkenstocks! I see them all over the college campuses (my daughter wears […]

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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 […]

Moist Rhubarb Cake Recipe – Almost like my Oma’s!

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 […]

Moist Rhubarb Cake Recipe – Almost like my Oma’s!

Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika- Bringing Tyrol to Milwaukee

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It turns out, the best time to see witches in Milwaukee is NOT at Halloween… it’s between January 6th and Ash Wednesday, during Fasching/Karneval Season. But the witches are just a supporting role in this performance that goes back 500 years in the Alps of Austria. The 70-member strong Muller Fasching Verein of Nordamerika carries […]

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What is the Christkind- The Golden Haired Gift Giver in Germany

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  Even though I grew up in the United States where Santa Claus dominated Christmas… the presents my sister and I got came from the Christkind (or Christkindl) on Christmas Eve. It was magical! We would hide in our bedroom peering out the window…wondering when she would arrive. The Christkind coming was a special delivery […]

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German Christmas Treats from All Tastes German

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German Christmas Treats is a wonderful little cookbook from the website All Tastes German. I stumbled across the site, and the cookbook, completely by chance, and I’m just delighted that I did. There are just over 40 recipes in the book, and each one is a gem. Honestly, I could do all of my Christmas […]

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Bayreuther Blue Christmas Plates for Sale

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A friend  of the page asked me to help him with these plate he inherited. I offered him a space on the page to show them. If you have any questions, or are interested, please contact Larry directly.   larrysales21249@gmail.com Hello All…. Larry just sent me an email, “My sister has just passed away a few […]

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What is a Stutenkerl? Is it the same as a Weckmann?

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  On November 11, children in Germany celebrate St Martin’s Day by parading with Lanterns, and munching on a Stutenkerl, also known as Weckmann or Kiepenkerl. But… What IS a Stutenkerl? What is a Weckmann? Are they the same thing? It turns out, these baked men… like a sweetened yeast dough version of a Gingerbread […]

Deutsches Haus New Orleans – The German Presence in the Gulf South

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance

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The night before GermanFest Milwaukee, we headed to the Bavarian Bierhaus to meet friends and eat delicious food. Little did we know that we would have a lovely surprise… D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe was holding their dance practice in the basement, preparing for their GermanFest performance! And because my friends Rosie and Bob Forster (who is also […]

Deutsches Haus New Orleans – The German Presence in the Gulf South