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What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

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It’s a pretty common question this time of year… What is Lebkuchen? is it like Gingerbread? The answer is yes… sort of. When someone offers you a Lebkuchen cookie, you shouldn’t expect a snappy gingerbread man. Lebkuchen is not crispy or crunchy…and it tends to be round or rectangular (seldom person shaped). It’s a rich, […]

Start a Family Tradition- Ravensburger Christmas Puzzles

Start a Family Tradition- Ravensburger Christmas Puzzles

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Every year we bring out a new Ravensburger Christmas Puzzle to work on during the days and nights leading up to Christmas. A table is set up, and the pieces are sorted (edge verses middle)… and off we go. Ravensburger …the German company based in Ravensburg… makes high quality puzzles with beautiful Christmas images. They […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

When is Oktoberfest in Munich?

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Germans are notoriously precise with their speech… after all, this is the language that gave us words like Schwangerschaftverhütungsmittel (Pregnancy Preventing Remedy) and and Dudelsack (A bad that makes a doodleing sound aka. Bagpipes)… so it’s incredibly confusing to so many people OUTSIDE Germany that Oktoberfest does not start in October. So, when is Oktoberfest […]

All About Oktoberfest -Oktoberfest History, Traditions, Food and More!

Made it Home From Germanfest Milwaukee 2018! Thank You & PHOTOS!

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Isn’t it funny how time spent having fun just FLIES by? Seems like only yesterday I was packing my bags to go to Germanfest Milwaukee... and now I’m already home (still waiting on my bags though… they seem to have taken the longer route). Tech Guy and I are crazy busy sorting through the thousands […]

What is a Stutenkerl? Is it the same as a Weckmann?

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, […]

Countdown to Christmas With a Playmobil Advent Calendar

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 […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

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 […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!