Oktoberfest

When is Oktoberfest in Munich?

Germans are notoriously precise with their speech… after all, this is the language that gave us words like Schwangerschaftverhütungsmittel (Pregnancy Preventing Remedy) and and Dudelsack (A bad that makes a doodleing sound aka. Bagpipes)… so it’s incredibly confusing to so many people OUTSIDE Germany that Oktoberfest does not start in October. So, when is Oktoberfest […]

FOOD

German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

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Growing up, my mother would frequently make a Sour Cherry Chocolate Cake in a Gugelhopf form. The cake was moist and sweet, with a bit of a bite from the sour cherries, and there was just enough chocolate to give it flavor, but not be overwhelming. Yet, there was always another elusive flavor in the […]

TRAVEL

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 […]

GERMAN PRODUCTS

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 […]

D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe- Keeping up Tradition with Dance

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The night before GermanFest Milwaukee, we headed to the Bavarian Bierhaus to meet friends and eat delicious food. Little did we know that we would have a lovely surprise… D’lustig’n Wendlstoana Tanzgruppe was holding their dance practice in the basement, preparing for their GermanFest performance! And because my friends Rosie and Bob Forster (who is also […]

Water Castles or Wasserschlösser in the Münsterland

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When is Oktoberfest in Munich?

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German Sour Cherry, Chocolate, and Cognac Gugelhupf Cake

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