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Easter Treats - Lamb Cake Recipe

Easter Lamb Cake Osterlamm Kuchen Lambs symbolise many things during Easter; the turn of winter into spring, new young life and in some forms of Ch...

German Easter Traditions

German Easter Traditions As we know Germans know how to celebrate and Easter is no exception to the traditional crafting, baking & family centr...

The most prestigious Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks

Ever wondered who the most prestigious cuckoo clock manufactures are in Germany? Hones Uhren cuckoo clocks boast the most exquisite hand carvings o...

How are Cuckoo Clocks Made?

Cuckoo clocks are amazing examples of Germany engineering and the high-quality craftsmanship of the local carvers. Intricate and composed of many p...

Black Forest Wood Carving

TRADITIONAL WOOD CARVING  Wood Carving Origins in The Black Forest    History of the iconic alpine wood carving industry The craftsmanship of wood...

Black Forest Festival

Black Forest festival A celebrated Southern Germany tradition  Germany loves to celebrate, any excuse to eat, drink and enjoy times with friends. I...

Your top 10 questions about German Beer Steins - Answered!

  Top 10 questions about German Beer Steins We get many queries about our beer steins, in this blog we will answer your most common questions about...

German Christmas Traditions

GERMAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS Christmas celebrations in Germany Christmas in Germany is a very special celebration, which does not focus on the one o...

Gingerbread Biscuits

Nothings says "Christmas" more than homemade Gingerbread biscuits! Try this honey ginger biscuit recipe this year at Christmas!

How to set up a traditional German Christmas tree

  How to decorate your Christmas Tree – The German way! Did you know that the Christmas tree was invented in Germany? Bringing a tree inside the ho...

Origin story of the Nutcracker

Discover the history of the Nutcracker. German Christmas decoration origin story, find out more in this blog ...

Germany's History: Tough times

Germany through hard times Infectious disease and Germany's resilience After this last outbreak in SA, it has reminded us that Covid 19 is still pr...