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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. There is one BIG exception. The Sandmännchen. What is the Sandmaennchen? And how did he continue to thrive despite his East German origins? This little figure with a long goatee and pointed cap captured the hearts […]

A Tale of Two Schalmei – What is a Schalmei?

What is a Schrebergarten or Kleingarten? Germany’s Little Gardens

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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 […]

A Visit to the Black Forest Open Air Museum, Vogtsbauernhof

Shopping for German School Supplies in Germany

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My daughter, Katy, spent a Semester studying in Berlin. I’m delighted that she sent us a few posts about life as a California Girl in Germany. This week… shopping for German School supplies. Apparently, it’s not the same as it is here in California…  All photos taken by Katy used with permission.  There were many […]

Online German Language Classes for Adults- Learn German Online from Anywhere!

Federweisser- All you Need to Know About this VERY Young Wine

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When people think about traveling to Germany in the Fall, they often think Oktoberfest. BUT, the country has so much more to offer besides this well-known attractions! For example,  Federweisser. What is Federweisser? It’s an alcoholic drink only available during the months of September and October. This is a real autumnal tradition for many Germans, […]

Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake – Zitronen Blaubeer Guglehupf

German School Cones- Schultüte for the First Day of School

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  The Schultüte, filled German School cones, tradition goes back to the early 1800s in Germany. Leaving the childhood comforts of Kindergarten, and moving on to “real school” can be a tough transition. So, on their first day of school when entering the first grade, children traditionally receive a cone shaped bag or “Tüte” filled […]

Top Oktoberfest Songs You WILL Hear at German Festivals

The German President- What do they do? How are they elected?

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On February 13, 2022, Frank-Walter Steinmeier was re-elected President of Germany. This left a lot of people unfamiliar with the German political system wondering… What does the German President do? And how is the German President Elected? The system is much different from the presidential election in the USA… but then, the job of German […]

Who are the Volga Germans? Holding their Tradition across 3 Countries

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