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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 […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

Celebrating a German Christmas In California- Childhood Memories

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images by Pixabay I grew up in a suburb east of Los Angeles where my dad owned Nursery. Eighty-degree sunshine and palm trees are vastly different from Germany in December. Sure, the weather was great for plants, but I know my parents were homesick for snow and family. In the 1970s, travel was expensive, German […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

What is German American Day? A Celebration of German Contributions to America

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October 6th is German American Day in the United States. But what is German American Day? Why do we celebrate it? What is the history of this celebration? And what is the significance of October 6th? German American day has officially been part of the National Calendar since 1987,  when Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5719 […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

German School Cones- Schultüte for the First Day of School, Buy them HERE

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  Back to school schultüte kinder cone The Schultüte tradition goes back to the early 1800s in Germany. On their first day of school, children traditionally receive a cone shaped bag or “Tüte” filled with treats and toys, to make starting real school just a little bit sweeter. Before the beginning of the School Year […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

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

Is Wienerschnitzel German Chicken Fried Steak? Read the “Texas Wienerschnitzel Incident” and Decide for Yourself!

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I love origin stories….especially when German culture mixes with American, and you get a whole new legend! So the question came up, “Is Wienerschnitzel just German Chicken Fried Steak“? Well, seems like they are quite similar, but what is the story behind it? And then… I came across this tale… the Legend of the Texas […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

German Candy Box- A Monthly Subscription from Candy German!

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  I alwyas loved getting packages from Germany, especially from my Opa, but sadly, that hasn’t happened in years. So, imagine my delight when I came home to find a German Candy Box on my doorstep! SWEET!! And that’s exactly what happened this week… Natascha from CandyGerman.com sent me a sample box full of REAL […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

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, […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake