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What is the Vogelhochzeit? It’s a song to Welcome Spring!

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Germans do love to sing, and they especially love their Folk songs. One of my favorite German Folk Songs is the Vogelhochzeit. In German School I loved singing the fi-de-ralala part over and over. And with so many verses, the song can go on longer than the Twelve days of Christmas! (I have a feeling […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

How to Watch German Movies and German TV in the US

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I‘m frequently asked HOW to watch German movies or German TV shows here in the US. Generally, I turn to Netflix or Amazon… maybe I slip a German DVD into my multi-region player. But that’s just a tiny percentage of the German Programming available to us here. You tube, apps and certain websites make watching […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

The Camera Graphic Minimalist Transportation Map of Berlin

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This post is part of the Camera Graphic sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. Sometimes you just get lucky and find that perfect gift for someone, for my daughter, who spent a semester studying in Berlin, […]

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What is Gemuetlichkeit? Trying to define an indefineable German Concept

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When I arrive on my Aunt’s doorstep in Germany, she greets me with “Kommt ‘rein… mach’s euch Gemütlich!”(come in, make yourself gemütlich) and on family evenings instead of making plans my mother might say, “Wir machen uns Heute Abend Gemütlich” (tonight we will make ourselves gemütlich). A small well appointed room is described as “Gemuetlich”, […]

Who Was Baron von Steuben? A German-born American Patriot

What is German Unity Day – Tag der Deutschen Einheit

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What is German Unity Day or the Tag der Deutschen Einheit? This National Holiday is the celebration of when Germany unified into ONE whole country. For 41 years, Germany was split between the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the Democratic Republic of Germany (East Germany). They existed as two separate nations. On November […]

What is German Baumkuchen? And Where Can You Get Some?