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Advent Season in Germany

German Wooden Advent Calendars- Use them Every Year!

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Kurt Adler LED Wooden Advent Calendar Decoration, 13-Inch Traditional German Advent Calendars have long been a wonderful way for children and their families to keep track of the days until Christmas. And these German Wooden Advent Calendars are not only beautiful, they can be used over and over again every year. Because they are made […]

What is the Muenchener Kindl – The Symbol of Munich

The History of German Christmas Markets- A German Holiday Tradition

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Schluender Stollen Bits in Collectible Christmas Market Tin Assorted Imported Germany Holiday Bread 16.9 oz Every year Christmas Markets pop up around Germany in the beginning of the Advent Season, signaling the approach of the Christmas Holidays. Christmas Markets began centuries ago, when regular markets were extended a few extra days to make the cold […]

What is the Muenchener Kindl – The Symbol of Munich

What is a Bunter Teller? A Plate of Christmas Cookies for Everyone!

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Last week a friend of mine said, “You’re German, would you like these? I found them at an estate sale”… and then she handed me these cardboard plate/bowls printed with Christmassy images. She had found paper plates for “Bunte Teller!” I was so excited to receive something from my childhood. But, What is a Bunter […]

Kaiserschmarrn Recipe – How to Make the Kaiser’s Favorite Dessert

Who are the Companions St Nicholas Travels With?

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On the evening of December 5th, children all over Germany leave their cleaned shoes outside the door for St Nicholas to fill with treats. While St Nicholas may be the same, the companions Saint Nicholas travels with change depending where you are in Germany. Krampus, Knecht Ruprecht, Schwarzer Peter… even Mutter Hulla! Here is a […]

What is the Muenchener Kindl – The Symbol of Munich

Story Book Christmas Advent Calendar – A Story Count Down to Christmas

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Der Geschichten-Adventskalender While this idea is not “Typisch Deutsch” (typical German) it’s something I did for years while my kids were small, and I thought it might be nice to pass along my idea for a Story Book Christmas Advent Calendar. Years ago I got a great idea for all the Christmas Story Books in our house! I […]

What is the Muenchener Kindl – The Symbol of Munich

German Christmas Traditions- Celebrate a German Christmas Anywhere

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German Christmas customs traditions and practices can be celebrated here in America. There really is something special about this time of year that makes me look back to my childhood. The candle light, the smell of chocolate and cookies, the wonder of the Christmas Tree. In my memory, the feeling of a German Christmas is […]

Wooden German Christmas Decorations from the German Christmas Shop USA