Festivals

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

What is Oktoberfest Bier? And what makes it Special?

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During the Fall months, with the arrival of pumpkin spice comes Octoberfest beers. While they are exceedingly delicious beers, the question remains; what is Oktoberfest Beer? And what makes one beer an Octoberfest beer and another a seasonal ale? Is it the flavor or is it the Season? And is there a rule for making a […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

Gingerbread Hearts to Buy -German Heart Cookies for your Schatzi!

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  Customized Gingerbread Heart (Lebkuchen) – X-large Oktoberfest is not just about Beer! Remember, Oktoberfest started as a wedding celebration, as an expression of love. So it is only natural that today, symbols of love still exist on the Wiesn in the form of Gingerbread decorated with love notes and cute sayings. But if you […]

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

What is Schützenfest? A Marksmanship Competition with a Weekend Celebration!

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A few years, while visiting family in Germany, everyone was getting ready for the weekend’s Schützenfest. What is Schützenfest? I asked…. ahhhh… It’s a big fest with shooting competitions, drinking, a coronation, and a massive party that lasts the whole weekend. WHAT?? That’s right, a festival involving shooting and alcohol. (What could go wrong?) Nothing! […]

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

German Easter Fountains- a German Easter Tradition

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One way towns in Germany prepare for Easter is by decorating fountains. These German Easter Fountains are covered with flowers and colored eggs, making them a festive centerpiece to the city center square. History of Decorating an Easter Fountain in Germany In parts of Germany, there was a tradition of drawing Easter Water (Osterwasser) for […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!