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What is Spanferkel? A Roasted Pig, Perfect for Any German Festival!

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I’d heard there would be Spanferkel at Germanfest, and I was a bit confused… What is Spanferkel? A “Ferkel” is a little Pig” (it’s also what my mom would call me when I came home particularly muddy) and “Span” is wood chips. Pig in Wood Chips? That can’t be right. It was time to learn […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

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We are headed into German Festival Season… Maifests, Germanfests… and the king of all German Festivals … OKTOBERFEST! Whether or not you wear a Dirndl, it’s always fun to wear Dirndl Jewelry. Necklaces, chokers,  bracelets or earrings can help you express your personal style… and show off your love for Germany! There are simple styles, […]

When is Oktoberfest in Munich?

The Freistadt Alte Kameraden- A “Glorious” Display of Generosity

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Proving their amazing generosity once again… the Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band raised $2400 for charity in one weekend of GermanFest... that’s $1000 more than last year! And it all goes to kids who need it. I’m proud to know these guys! Permission for all photos from Dale Blank   The Freistadt Alte Kameraden and “Gloria” […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

A Generous Germanfest Milwaukee Community Donates to Kids

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In a tremendous display of generosity, the Germanfest Milwaukee community and the Freistadt Alte Kameraden donated over $10,000 to children’s charities this week. It just goes to show you that a little effort, combined with a big heart adds up to some amazing things. Germanfest Milwaukee Community Donates $10,000 to Kids Eric Radue, the Germanfest President, […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

Plymouth Junge Kameraden Band- An American High School Band Playing German Music!

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“So ein Tag, so wunderschön wie Heute“… when I heard those words sung, I immediately flashed back to my childhood. My mother playing this on her record player… my Oma’s radio… singing in German school. But the source was unexpected; the singer was a beautiful High School girl, standing in front of the Plymouth Junge […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

Thank You! Germanfest Milwaukee!!

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  Get Your Tickets to Germanfest Milwaukee July 27-29, 2018 HERE–> Germanfest Tickets A Heartfelt THANK YOU and VIELEN vielen Dank!!! Well, I’m home again from Germanfest Milwaukee. The bags are unpacked, laundry is sorted and the first loads are in the machine… I’ve started sifting through the film and photos, and slowly am sorting […]

Sounds of the Alps- The Alpine Echos play Alpenhorns

The History of the Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band

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  What I enjoy the most about German Girl in America is meeting new people and learning about all the ways they maintain their German Heritage here in America. Dale Blank has been sharing loads of wonderful information about a great band he plays with,  the Alte Kamaraden. Since 1942 the band has been performing for […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee