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How is the German President Elected?

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On February 12, 2017, Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the new President of Germany. This left a lot of people unfamiliar with the German political system wondering… How is the German President Elected? The system is much different from the presidential election in the USA… but then, the job of German President is much different than the […]

A Mysterious German Trend- Photos with a Man in a Polar Bear Suit…

How to Schwenker Grill- Where to find a Schwenker Grill, How to Use it, and a delicious Schwenkbraten Recipe!

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Somewhere in my mom’s photo albums is a photo of my Uncle using his German Schwenker Grill. He took his job very seriously (we kids weren’t allowed to fool with it). And it took a long time for dinner to be ready on this crazy looking contraption, because my Uncle took his job seriously, and […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

Where to Buy German Sandwich Boards for Abendbrot or Brotzeit

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Germany breakfast Board with engraving It is typical in parts of Germany to have Abendbrot on wooden boards or Resopal (Formica), that acted as plate and cutting board. In Bavaria, they have Brotzeit, also eaten on a board. My whole family in Germany at this way… and here in the US, my mom would often do […]

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

What Makes Germany Special to Me- And Why I Keep Going Back!

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  People sometines ask, “what makes Germany special” or “why do I love so much about Germany”, the obvious answer is family. But it’s more than that. It’s those little things that people in Germany take for granted that we just don’t have here in the US. Some of what I miss is intangible, and difficult to […]

Water Castles or Wasserschlösser in the Münsterland

What is Playmobil ? Find New and Vintage Toys for the Imagination!

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Playmobil 6099 – Martin Luther – Special Edition – 500 Years of Reformation This year a little Playmobil  Martin Luther, complete with quill and German Bible became the fastest selling Playmobil toy in the history of Brandstätter Toys. 34,000 of these “little Luthers” sold in under 72 hours! Created to honor the 500th Anniversary of the […]

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

German Fairy Tale Wall Art -Wandfiguren from Mertens Kunst

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  See what I found while clearing out the closet? Like many German kids in the 1970s, my room was decorated with colorful wooden Fairy Tail wall art, Wandfigur, that depicted some of my favorite Fairy Tales. Made by companies like Mertens Kunst and Ravi Kunst, these bright and cheery wall hangings have become collectible […]

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

German House Windows – The Finest Example of German Engineering

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For the finest example of German Engineering, look no further than German House Windows. Truly, what one other innovation so closely embodies German love for form, function and cultural norms than those shiny clean windows on the world? Think about it. German windows are designed to open in. This gives you with a great spot […]

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