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Halloween in Germany and its Roots

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: CulturePublished: Sunday, 22 October 2017 17:58Written by Karin Stumph
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Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations in human history, the roots of which are buried deep in the traditional Gaelic Festival of Samhain. Originally Halloween was more of a Fall Harvest celebration, as the year of the Celts ended on October 31st . The summer was over, and the harvest was brought in, and this alone was a reason to celebrate.

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Autumn crafts

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: CulturePublished: Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:42Written by Karin Stumph
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Germans love doing arts and crafts, especially during times of transition, like in the spring or fall. Families will often flock to the forests and fields on nice, sunny fall days, in order to gather supplies and ideas for their projects. Then on the gloomier, rainy days, they‘ll spend time at home with the kids doing crafts and realizing their envisioned projects. You might be surprised that there is such a huge interest in arts and crafts here in Germany, as there aren‘t any big arts and crafts supply superstores like the kind you see back in the States. However, they aren‘t really needed, as most of the big department stores here have a crafting section that will sell you all the basics. There are also online craft stores that can get you anything else that you might need...not to mention the fact that Germany is full of natural crafting resources. So why not put on some warm fall clothes, and some sturdy rubber boots, and give the German way of crafting a try? There are so many treasures that can be found in your local area alone. Go out and explore the woods, the fields, and the parks and see what you can find—plus its a great family activity your kids are sure to love! Be on the lookout for shiny chestnuts, acorns, beechnuts, interesting twigs and branches, moss, rose-hips, pine-cones and pretty colorful leaves and get to crafting!

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Zwiebelkuchen and Federweisser

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: CommunityPublished: Saturday, 14 October 2017 15:59Written by Karin Stumph
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As you may have noticed, there are little stands and booths popping up all over the place, especially at grocery stores or at your local farmers markets. They are advertising “neuer Wein”, “Federweisser” or “neuer Suesser” and it all really means the same thing, depending on which area of Germany you are in.

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Filderkraut Party!!

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: EventsPublished: Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:49Written by Karin Stumph
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It is well known that Germany celebrates all kinds of harvests, the wine harvests, apple harvests, even pumpkin harvests. Like every proper celebration, with the harvest fests come the naming of the king or queen, like our wine queens.

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Homemade onion cake

Parent Category: MagazineCategory: RecipesPublished: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 14:33Written by Johannes Guggenberger
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With the end of the summer comes the end of light eating, yes!! Feel free to cheer! Out with the salads, light fruity cakes and grilled meat and in with thick gravy’s, hearty meats and layered creamy cakes. Fall is the time where food is plentiful, celebrated and fruit is turned into wine and spirits to keep it well preserved for the long winter months.

We already send you out to celebrate the harvest at the many little wine fests and thanksgiving parties, but if you like it cozy at home, why not try making the traditional onion cake yourself. Give it a try, let us know how it turned out, we love to hear from you!

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