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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 […]

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? […]

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 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 […]