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St Paulus Dom in Münster- A Small Cathedral with an AMAZING Clock

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Unfortunately, the St Paulus Dom Münster seldom makes it onto anyone’s must-see bucket list. It’s just not very big (compared to the Cologne Cathedral, it’s downright small).  And, it has a lot of competition in Münster! As churches go, it takes second place to the much more famous Lamberti Kirche. (Face it, cages hanging off […]

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Tips for Germans on Buying and Renting Property in America

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Because we have readers on both sides of the Atlantic, this special guest post is full of Tips for Germans on Buying and Renting Property in America.  Moving to America as a German poses many new challenges. There are many American ways of doing things that take some getting used to. Differences in taxes, tipping, […]

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

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I love finding pockets of Germany in unexpected corners of the United States. A year ago I visited New Orleans for the Jazz fest, and stumbled across a booth run by women in Dirndl! What a surprise to learn that Germans had a HUGE impact on development of the city, and that Germans STILL have […]

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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 […]

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Black Forest Cupcakes Recipe- Black Forest Törtchen for a Crowd

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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 […]

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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 for […]

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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 man… […]

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