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All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)

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“Quadratisch Praktisch Gut”…. Square Practical Good… I can’t think of a more German slogan for a company than the one used for Ritter Sport Chocolate bars. Ritter Sport bars are famously square, so it’s the perfect size for your pocket (practical!) And good… That might be a vast understatement. Now, you don’t find Ritter Sport […]

What is Lebkuchen? Lebkuchen are German Christmas Cookies!

Water Castles or Wasserschlösser in the Münsterland

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I was a child, I always drew my castles the same way. A medium large building with a turret on each side, completely surrounded by water. I wasn’t drawing Neuschwannstein or Burg Eltz… I was drawing the Wasserschlösser  or Water Castles I remembered seeing in the Münsterland. You see, whenever we visited my Oma and […]

All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)

The Pied Piper of Hamelin Story- An 800 Year Mystery Wrapped in a Fairy Tale

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While visiting Germany many years ago I had to visit the town of Hamelin. You see, when I was growing up, one of my favorite records had the Rattenfänger von Hamelin story… the Pied Piper of Hamelin Story. As a child, the idea of all those kids being snatched up because the town fathers didn’t […]

All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)

What is the Loreley? The Legend, the Song, and How to See It…

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You are cruising down the Middle Rhine admiring the castles towering over vineyards and small villages when suddenly near Sankt Goarhausen,  the whole ship breaks into song in front of a rock cliff.  You’ve reached the Loreley. But WHAT is the Lorelei? It’s not just a pile of rocks, it is a place of song and […]

All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)

Visit the DDR Museum Berlin- An Interactive Museum of East Germany

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  Maybe it’s because I loved the TV show Deutschland 83 and the film Good bye Lenin, maybe it’s because I’m forever haunted that a city can be divided in half, or maybe it’s the wild wallpaper… but I really enjoyed visiting the DDR Museum in Berlin. This little hands-on museum is a fascinating look […]

All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)

Getting Around Berlin – 5 Reasons Why I love Berlin’s Transportation System

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Getting around Berlin might seem a little daunting, but for my Exchange Student Daughter, Katy, navigating the U Bahn and Bus System is a breeze compared to what she grew up with in the Bay Area of Northern Calfornia. Katy is a veteran city bus rider, and used the BART to get around the Bay […]

All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)

Interesting, Historic, Unusual and Cool Places to Stay in Germany

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  One thing I’ve learned in my travels, hotels can be somewhat impersonal. Yes, good hotels have impeccable service, and it’s nice having your bed made for you…. but there really is something special about moving in to a living space that is “yours”, at least for the duration of your stay. Vacation rentals give […]

All About Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars! (and a Visit to Bunte Schokowelt!)