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'Frugal Fashionista' Chic Behind The Berlin Wall
Fashion was inseparable from politics in former East Germany, with a one style fits all mentality. A sewing machine, needle, thread and "Sybille", a culture and fashion magazine supplying dreams as well as patterns, made possible a world of individuality and escape from every day grayness.
'Three Kings Day' Cake Recipe
Dreikoenigstag, Epiphany, signals the end of the Christmas season and in Germany one of many traditions for the day is a Three King's Cake, with the crowning of the lucky finder of a Christkind figure, or dried white bean, in their portion.
15 Fast Facts about German Music
Germany has a spirited music scene ranging from classical to techno and pop, one seventh of the world’s opera houses, almost one million students at state music schools, and one of its most popular singers has a continuing live show hit with a song sung in praise of a grilled sausage.
A Beef Rollups Recipe - Rinderrouladen
Rinderrouladen, "Beef Rollups", slices of beef rolled up around a seasoned onion and bacon filling, served in a wine sauce. A delicious, and classic, "cold weather meal" in Germany, once considered so special they were saved for celebrations or Sundays, now a very traditional dinner choice.
Advent Calendars, a Countdown to Christmas
On December 1 the first of the Advent Calendar's twenty-four surprises is discovered and the countdown to Heiligabend, Christmas Eve, begins. An Adventskalender, for generations a much loved Weihnachtszeit holiday tradition in Germany.
Advent Wreaths and Advent in Germany
Advent Wreaths don't decorate doors in Germany but sit on flat surfaces or hang from a height, and have four candles surrounded by evergreen foliage. One for each of Advent's four weeks. 'Die Adventskraenze', just one of many traditions that are a part of Christmas in Germany.
Albert Einstein Quotes
Albert Einstein was a humanist and theoretical physicist, sometime laborer at the Munich Oktoberfest, Nobel Prize winner and, as a 'genius', asked his opinion on many things. These opinions became 'Einstein Quotes'.
Asparagus Recipes, Specialties for 'Spargelzeit'
Asparagus with Orange and Lime Hollandaise Sauce and Schwabian Asparagus Soup with Pancake. Two delicious German recipes for Spargelzeit, Germany's White Asparagus Season.
Authentic German Gingerbread Recipe
It makes delicious spicy ginger cookies, Valentines Day or Oktoberfest Hearts, perhaps a Witches Cottage, Gingerbread Men, Christmas decorations, even a Lantern which gives both light and aroma, but whatever you create with this German Lebkuchen, Gingerbread, recipe it will always be delicious.
Bavaria, Germany, A Winter Wonderland
Enjoying the winter months is a way of life in Bavaria. It has breathtaking mountain scenery, snow covered forests, castles, palaces, abbeys and ski slopes, mixed with culture, shopping streets and a regional cuisine designed to keep the cold out and warmth in.
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