10 Best Things to Do in Helen, Georgia - Running along the Chattahoochee River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia lies the town of Helen. While there are many picturesque getaway towns in the Blue Ridge Mountain range, there are none quite like Helen. The appeal of this town is that it actually doesn’t look like it belongs in Georgia at all, or Read more...
Fasching - Karneval Fasching: Germany vs. USA - Fasching is a very special time of the year in Germany. It is known as the “Silly Season” and is famous for being filled with parades, dances, parties, and tons of fun!  Observed between November 11 and Ash Wednesday it varies in different parts of Germany.  Some Germans begin to celebrate on 11/11 at 11:11 Read more...
German Christmas Traditions Popular German Christmas Traditions - Although Christmas has been more commercial lately around the world, Germans still honor their family and country’s culture and traditions. America has gotten many of its traditional Christmas customs and practices from our German ancestors. One might say that Germans know how to throw a great holiday party!  Here are some of the holiday traditions Read more...
Nikolaus - Santa Claus Who is Nikolaus and why he brings treats? - One of the things I clearly remember as a child was the Christmas time in Germany. I can still remember as if it were yesterday the excitement we had when Nikolaus rolled around. We would get out the biggest boots we owned and proceeded to polish them. These boots never got a shine like this Read more...
Leavenworth German Town Travel the US & Experience German Culture - Because many German families immigrated to the United States, there are still several cities across the country that reflect the influence of Germany, their home country. These are areas where there were a substantial number of German settlers/immigrants. Although there are other smaller cities and many other towns with German-style buildings, the following eight cities Read more...
apfelkuchle - apples in beer-batter Apple in Beer-Batter – Apfelküchle mit Vanillesoße - This weekend we grabbed an older German cookbook that I had been given by my Grandmother and picked something fun to make. We decided on “Apfelküchle mit Vanillesoße” which means small apple cake with vanilla sauce. It’s pretty much a slice of apple in beer-batter deep fried and drowned in vanilla sauce. It is really Read more...
christmas market german Top Ten German Christmas Markets in the US - Christmas shopping in the United States can be a very stressful task to undertake, riddled with exceptional sales, midnight specials, and early-bird special sales where hundreds of people wait in lines at all hours of the night and day to be admitted to specific stores.  Then the stampede commences. This kind of behavior is pretty Read more...
German TV in the US German TV, Streaming, Roku, shows on Hulu & Netflix - What is available and where to watch German TV in the USA? One of the things that always seems to be a bit difficult is how to watch German TV in the US. It should be much easier to find German TV, movies, and shows. If you are lucky your cable or satellite provider offers Read more...
German Bread Results The Results are in! Is this a way to get German Bread fresh to your home? - For those that read the article on how to get German Bread if you don’t have a German Grocery Store near you, here is the follow-up. We received the package of the German bread and to our surprise, it does not come frozen in some sort of container with dry ice. It does require for you to freeze the bread Read more...
German Breads No German Grocery Store near you? Still, want German Bread? - I have been contacted by many people telling me they don’t have a German grocery store anywhere close to where they live and they wished there was an alternative. Well, there is but it is a bit more expensive since you have to add in shipping and handling for the German bread. You may be Read more...