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What is the Sandmaennchen? A little Man who Sent German Kids to Dream

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When the Wall separating East Germany from West Germany fell, many of the icons produced by the East vanished, mostly because something different already existed in the West, and the Wessi got to keep its job. There is one BIG exception. The Sandmännchen. What is the Sandmaennchen? And how did he continue to thrive despite […]

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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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German Soccer Vocabulary! Learn to Speak Fußball!

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Germany German Deutscher Fussball-Bund sticker decal 4 My earliest soccer memories are of my Opa watching his beloved Fußball on our black and white TV. Since this was California in the 1970’s, the program was in Spanish. This didn’t stop him, since he know the sport inside out. It did, however, inhibit my German Soccer […]

St Paulus Dom in Münster- A Small Cathedral with an AMAZING Clock

What is a Schrebergarten? Little Gardens with Little Huts in Germany

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You are traveling along in Germany, and suddenly on the side of the railroad tracks, there is a cluster of fenced in tiny houses surrounded by small gardens. Are these actual homes? Are they campground for seasonal workers? Is this where the Garden Gnomes live when they aren’t in your garden?? Actually, these little plots […]

Bremerhaven Tourist Attractions- What to See in Bremerhaven