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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, […]

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Symbolism of Maiglöckchen, Lily of the Valley, in Germany

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On May the first, or Maitag, and throughout the month, everywhere you look, you will see Maiglöckchen or Lily of the Valley. Flower shops sell bouquets and small posies, you will see image on cards, and people love to give them as a special sweet smelling token of happiness, joy and love. What made these […]

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Aldi German Week- Searching for Aldi German Products in America

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Seems I’m always getting messages and comments about how someone was able to get something from Aldi US… or NOT get something from Aldi US. Truth is, I don’t live near an Aldi… my only Aldi experience until recently was Aldi Germany. HOWEVER! Wonder of wonders… while visiting my parents in Southern California, I was […]

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Celebrate Maifest in America and Canada… Find Events HERE

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Hummel Figurine – May Dance Millenium Maifest 2000 Maifest is a celebration of the arrival of spring. This old tradition has deep roots in Germany, and became an official German Holiday in 1934. To learn more about Maifest, click here–> What is Maifest? Today, like many other traditions, Maifest came to America with German immigrants […]

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Chicken Döner Recipe – Erzatz Döner You Can Make at Home

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  Let me start by saying that this Chicken Döner Recipe is not the same as visiting your favorite Döner stand in Germany at 1 am looking for delicious nourishment to get you through an evening of celebrating with friends. BUT… it’s a pretty darn good recipe, and it might just satisfy your cravings for […]

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What is Oktoberfest Bier? And what makes it Special

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  During the fall months, with the arrival of pumpkin spice comes Octoberfest beers. While they are exceedingly delicious beers, the question remains; what is Oktoberfest Beer? And what makes one beer an Octoberfest beer and another a seasonal ale? Is it the flavor or is it the Season? And is there a rule for making […]

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German Hand Blown Glass Ornaments- Delicate Christmas Gems for Your Tree

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Inge Glas Bavaria German Gear 1-046-12 German Blown Glass Christmas Ornament My heart broke a little bit last night when I heard the crash… a glass VW Bug ornament slipped from my hand and shattered on the wooden floor. I know, I know, they are only things… but some things have so much more value… […]

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German Bride’s Christmas Ornaments- Symbols of Love and Blessings

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Bride’s Tree Ornaments Set of 12 By Inge-Glas, Hand Made in Germany While hunting for a gift for a friend who recently married, I stumbled across the German Bride’s Christmas Ornaments. Now, I really enjoy sharing German Christmas Traditions with all of you, but this was a new one to me. (Just because I grew […]

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