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What is 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 […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

German School Cones- Schultüte for the First Day of School, Buy them HERE

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  Back to school schultüte kinder cone The Schultüte tradition goes back to the early 1800s in Germany. On their first day of school, children traditionally receive a cone shaped bag or “Tüte” filled with treats and toys, to make starting real school just a little bit sweeter. Before the beginning of the School Year […]

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance

History of Hummel Figurines -How to Value Old Hummel Figurines

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  Many people associate Germany with Hummel Figurines, and presumed that we would have loads of them in our home. Actually, while I was growing up, my mother always had just one Hummel Figurine displayed in her Living Room Schrank… a little girl walking with a basket. She told me her aunt gave it to […]

Where to Buy Great Looking, High Quality German Sandals for Women

German Candy Box- A Monthly Subscription from Candy German!

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  I alwyas loved getting packages from Germany, especially from my Opa, but sadly, that hasn’t happened in years. So, imagine my delight when I came home to find a German Candy Box on my doorstep! SWEET!! And that’s exactly what happened this week… Natascha from CandyGerman.com sent me a sample box full of REAL […]

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance

German Kitchen Tools from My Oma’s Kitchen- Who Else Remembers These?

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  The world is changing all the time, and “improvements” in home appliances have made cooking faster and easier. Still … somehow, despite all the technological advances, are any of our meals as memorable as the ones made by our Omas on these simpler German kitchen tools? My Oma never had a microwave, or  a […]

Where to Buy Great Looking, High Quality German Sandals for Women

Where to Get a Personalized Beer Boot- And What to DO With it!

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I remember the first time I saw a Beer Boot… I was 18 years old in Heidelberg, and a group of friends and I were in a Gasthaus where a Beer Boot competition was happening. I’m happy  to report that my Texan friend  won hands down (several times…) His prize? a Beer Boot to take […]

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance