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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

Oma’s Münsterländer Struwen Recipe for Good Friday

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 […]

Oma’s Münsterländer Struwen Recipe for Good Friday

Hefezopf Recipe- An Easy and Delicious Braided German Sweet Bread

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My mother loves any Sweet Bread made with yeast dough. Especially at Easter. This year (after watching far too many episodes of the British Baking Challenge) I decided that I would try something fancy. A Hefezopf.  This Hefezopf Recipe is an adaptation of Luisa Weiss’s “Rosinenzopf ” recipe from her fantastic cookbook Classic German Baking. Don’t […]

Oma’s Münsterländer Struwen Recipe for Good Friday