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What Is It about These German Christmas Candle Arches?

When you drive through the Ore Mountains during Christmas season, you experience an enchanting sight, probably unrivalled in the world: All – and I mean ALL windows shine with Christmas lights of the candle arches. Where does the odd shape of German Candle Arches come from? The German candle arch has its origins in the […]

4 Enlightening Facts about German Christmas Pyramids

German Christmas pyramids are also known as Christmas carousels or candle windmills. These fascinating structures add a very special touch to the Christmas season. They amplify the festive and cozy atmosphere. Kids especially get fascinated by the steady and calm turning of the carousel and the detailed ornamentation of the sceneries and figurines. The reflection of […]

9 Remarkable Facts about German Oktoberfest Lederhosen

What would Bavaria be without their Oktoberfest Lederhosen? Oktoberfest, we can’t even imagine without them. You may dispute whether they look sexy, country or elegant. I’d argue that depends on who’s in them. However, what we take for granted today as part of the Bavarian traditional clothing did not always have a sure-fire place in […]

5 Surprising Facts about Oktoberfest Dirndl Dresses

Where the dirndl dress really came from Contrary to popular belief, the dirndl didn’t come from the Alpine farmers. Initially, it was the dress code for female servants and housekeepers. Around 1870/80, the dirndl all of a sudden became a fashion phenomenon. The upper class ladies in the Alpine area started wearing this type of […]

6 Popular Bavarian Foods for You to Try

Who doesn’t love Bavarian foods? What comes to your mind first? It’s probably beer, pretzels as well as the typical Bavarian meats and sausage. Bavarian food is characterized by its heartiness and authenticity. Its origins are very rural, since farming was the main source of income.  So it comes as no surprise that Bavarian cuisine […]

Why We Are Hooked on German Easter Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most popular foods in Germany. Chocolate making and tasting is literally an art form. Young and old love it in all of its variations – milk, dark, white etc., and it makes its way into homes as yummy bars, figurines, fillings and coatings. So what would Easter be without chocolate? […]

Did You Know This About German Easter Foods?

Easter is one of the favorite holidays in the Christian calendar and is celebrated vibrantly just like the Christmas. Like every other western country, Germany also celebrates this special day with lots of energy and spreads tons of happiness among its citizens. On this occasion, everyone takes an active part in decorating their houses with […]