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Traditional German Clothes for Kids – Dirndls and Lederhosen for Little Ones

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Blue Hand Embroidered Dirndl Dress Sizes 2-12 Summer is the beginning of German Festival Season! While it’s not mandatory to dress “German”, it can be a lot of fun. And is there ANYTHING so cute as a sweet little girl in a Dirndl? Or a toddler in his Lederhosen? But, where can you find Traditional […]

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

What Does a German Look Like? Dealing with Stereotypes

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  I’ve been thinking about stereotypes a lot lately… and what does a German look like? Whenever Germans are portrayed in advertising, or in festival invitations, they always seem to be wearing Lederhosen or Dirndls. But, as I’m reminded EVERY TIME I post such a photo, that is not how the typical German looks or […]

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

Haflinger House Shoes- German Hausschuhe to Keep Your Feet Warm in Winter

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For Christmas a few years ago I was delighted to receive a new pair of real Haflinger Hausschuhe (Haflinger House Shoes) from my mother (how do you know you are German? You get excited about a new pair of “good” Hausschuhe at Christmas). I hate cold feet…. And even more than that, I hate cold WET feet, […]

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

German Charm Bracelet – My Collection of Shield Charms and More!

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  Some people collect spoons, other collect patches or post cards; still other people collect beer steins. I don’t know when it began, but somewhere in my childhood I started collecting Shield Charms for a German Charm bracelet. These special little charms are all painted with a place name, and then enameled. I fasten mine on […]

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