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What is Gemuetlichkeit? Trying to define an indefineable German Concept

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When I arrive on my Aunt’s doorstep in Germany, she greets me with “Kommt ‘rein… mach’s euch Gemütlich!”(come in, make yourself gemütlich) and on family evenings instead of making plans my mother might say, “Wir machen uns Heute Abend Gemütlich” (tonight we will make ourselves gemütlich). A small well appointed room is described as “Gemuetlich”, […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

Did German Witches Brew Beer? The Dark History of Women Brewers

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Something fun for October… Did the current image we have of witches (pointy hat, broom, cat, cauldron) come from Medieval female Beer Brewers? Did German Witches Brew Beer?? Were female brewers WITCHES? Or were they victims of world-wide hysteria? There has been some interesting speculation lately, so I thought I’d share the bits and pieces […]

German Girl in America Book Corner -Find your next Favorite Book!

Visit the DDR Museum Berlin- An Interactive Museum of East Germany

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Maybe it’s because I loved the TV show Deutschland 83 and the film Good bye Lenin, maybe it’s because I’m forever haunted that a city can be divided in half, or maybe it’s the wild wallpaper… but I really enjoyed visiting the DDR Museum in Berlin. This little hands-on museum is a fascinating look back […]

Brown Signs on the Autobahn- Tourist Attractions in Germany