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

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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 aren’t going to be in Munich, where […]

German Celery Root Salad Recipe- Sellerie Salat

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! […]

Oktoberfest Party Ideas- Plan An Oktoberfest Party!

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. Some places get wildly creative with arches and bundles of plastic hanging eggs. Other towns are more conservative with mostly container […]

Ostara and Easter- A Legend that May be Younger than You Think

Oktoberfest in Germany! History and Celebration! And lots of Beer

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Munich, Germany is the home of the ORIGINAL Oktoberfest. The fabulous Festival seeming takes over the city in late September , and just around that time we get these images of a Lederhosen wearing, Beer guzzling, Pretzel eating Man, with his Lusty dirndl wearing Fraulein. This image is only partially true, and doesn’t tell the […]

Ostara and Easter- A Legend that May be Younger than You Think

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