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German Easter Nest Tradition- From Germany to Texas

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My friend Chuck grew up in Yorktown, Texas, about an 1 ½ hours south of New Braunfels (the heart of German Texas), where his great great grandfather Johann Jost settled in 1848 after leaving Womelsdorf, Germany. Much of his family is still there. Because of the pandemic stay-at-home order, his sister is sorting through Afflerbach […]

My One-Of-A-Kind Dirndl from Rare Dirndl

German Easter Traditions, Facts and Customs- All About Easter in Germany!

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Celebrating Easter in Germany is much more than a trip to church, an Easter Egg hunt, brunch and a nice hat. Easter is a major holiday in Germany…  and the events go beyond home and church. Preparations start well before Easter Sunday! and don’t end there. And many Easter Traditions that we follow here in […]

The German Easter Holidays- Easter Weekend in Germany

What is an Osterbaum? Create Your OWN Easter Tree with Cute Ornaments

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During the Easter Season, it is quite common to see an Osterbaum! But what is an Osterbaum? Osterbaum in German means Easter Tree… but what is an Easter Tree? These pretty little “trees” are generally made from cut twigs and short branches of pussy willow or forsythia plants. The branches go into a vase, and […]

The German Easter Holidays- Easter Weekend in Germany