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3 Must-Know Facts about German Christmas Tree Glass Ornaments

You always wanted to know how the Christmas tree and its beautiful glass ornaments made it into your living room, and how Germany got to its Christmas Pickle? Then read on: Beside apples, nuts, baked goods, straw and wood, glass ornaments are extremely popular. In fact, the first Christmas tree ball was produced in Germany, […]

Thanksgiving Germanized

How is Thanksgiving Celebrated in Germany? In the German-speaking countries Thanksgiving is an autumn harvest celebration called Erntedank or Erntedankfest (“harvest thanksgiving festival”). It is usually observed in September or October. Similar harvest festivals are common in many countries worldwide. In Germany, the observance is often on the first Sunday in October, which is usually […]

Get Ready for the Colder Season

Time has gone fast and fall has approached. With this, the season of shorter days, chilly nights and sniffles has started. All these seasonal changes mean additional stress for our body. We long for warm, soothing things – whether it is foods, beverages, clothing or just a hot, relaxing bath. Here are a few ideas […]

5 Must-Know Facts about the German Oktoberfest in Munich

October is almost upon us … and with that, brings Oktoberfest! On September 20th, you hear it again in the typical Bavarian dialect: „O’zapft is!“ – “Es ist angezapft” (“It’s tapped!”), when the first barrel of beer is tapped. This starts off the Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich every year. Originally started in 1810, Oktoberfest has […]

5 Astonishing Facts about German Coffee

German coffee was a big part of my childhood. Every morning I was woken up by this irresistible scent that was making its way through our home. My mom was brewing their filtered coffee for breakfast. Not just in our household has coffee been a stable as well as memorable beverage. Even though people may […]

Where to Buy Popular German Food Online

Fortunately, we are not dependent on local stores to buy popular German food. We can simply go online and browse around in the comfort of our home. Amazon is a great place to start, offering the convenience of quick, reliable shipping, customer reviews and specials. When I moved here, the first thing I missed was […]