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What is a Bollenhut? That Iconic Black Forest Tracht Hat!

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Above image is Laublehof by Curt Liebich  (1868-1937) Public Domain One of the most iconic images for Germany’s Black Forest is a fresh faced woman wearing a hat covered with red Pom Poms…. a Bollenhut, but, what is a Bollenhut? This stiff straw hat covered in wool Pom Poms is an important part of Tracht. But […]

German Slippers and House Shoes for Kids and Babies

German Slippers and House Shoes for Kids and Babies

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  In every German household across the world, there are several common rallying cries from Moms and Omas….”es ZIEHT” (there’s a draft), “iss mal was” (eat something), and most important….”Du kriegst kalte Füße! Zie dir deine Hausschuhe an!!” It’s my understanding that Germans just don’t do bare feet, at least not in Winter. Thankfully, because […]

What is a Bollenhut? That Iconic Black Forest Tracht Hat!

Find the BEST German Slippers and House Shoes for Men

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HAFLINGER Clog | Travel Classic, Navy It has taken a little convincing, but I finally convinced my American guy that he should be wearing German house shoes in the house… and not just socks. Growing up in a German house-hold, we always had house shoes that we slipped into when we came inside. These weren’t […]

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

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

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Many people think that the German Fest events, like the one in Milwaukee, are all about “Bavarian” attire. I’m happy to report that not only are other regions of Germany represented in food and culture, the Tracht from other parts of Germany are seen around the grounds…. and on Saturday, there is a special Traditional […]

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

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While I was growing up, my mother and my Oma always stressed the importance of having “good shoes”. You need a foot bed that gives you support! Then summer comes rolling around, and you want to wear sandals or slides, but how to keep giving your feet the support and comfort they need? Where can […]

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

Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

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We are headed into German Festival Season… Maifests, Germanfests… and the king of all German Festivals … OKTOBERFEST! Whether or not you wear a Dirndl, it’s always fun to wear Dirndl Jewelry. Necklaces, chokers,  bracelets or earrings can help you express your personal style… and show off your love for Germany! There are simple styles, […]

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

Traditional Couture; Folkloric High Fashion in Germany- Amazing Pictures of German Clothes

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Traditional Couture: Folkloric Heritage Costumes Earlier this year I shared the story of how I bought my first “dirndl” or tracht. Because my family is not Bavarian, I didn’t want to buy a Traditional Dirndl. Instead, I hoped to find something that would reflect the region my family came from in Germany, while still maintaining […]

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