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Steinbach Company in Germany- Still Making Erzgebirge Magic for the World

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  “We want to bring the Erzgebirge magic into peoples homes all over the world.” While scrolling through Facebook recently, I came across an interesting comment on the Steinbach Nutcracker fan page… it said that the Steinbach Company in Germany had been purchased, and the factory was up and running again. WHAT! I did some […]

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

Shopping for German School Supplies- It’s Much Different than California

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  My daughter, Katy, is spending a Semester studying in Berlin. I’m delighted that she will be sending us regular 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.  […]

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

Who are those Cartoon Men on German TV? The Mainzelmännchen!!!

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  Isn’t it nice how the little things can make you so happy? One distinctly German cartoon that brought me endless delight was the Mainzelmännchen! These little animated men on German TV would come on during the commercials in quick animated spots that just made us LAUGH. Over the years, these adorable little guys have […]

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

German Hand Blown Glass Ornaments- Delicate Christmas Gems for Your Tree

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  Vw Bug Car German Glass Style Christmas Ornament – 5.5 Inches My heart broke a little bit last night when I heard the crash… a glass VW Bug ornament slipped from my hand and shattered on the wooden floor. I know, I know, they are only things… but some things have so much more […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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