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Schwarzwald ~ An iconic destination!

SCHWARZWALD ~ The Black Forest   People all over the world have been enchanted for hundreds of years by the beauty of the Schwarzwald region and th...

Take a Tour ~ The Bavarian Alps

The Bavarian Alps Germany is famous for a lot of things, its food and drink (pretzels, gingerbread, pork hock), its traditional dress (lederhosen a...

Industry in The Black Forest | Economic History

Industry In The Black Forest When people think of Germany, they often recall common Iconic festivals like the Oktoberfest or traditional items like...

Covid-19 | Lessons From Our Ancestors

How Our German Ancestors Endured The struggles and concerns brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic brings about an excellent opportunity to reflect on...

Hahndorf's History

Hahndorf History  The enchanting town of Hahndorf is recognised as one of the oldest surviving German settlements in Australia. Indigenous History ...

Making Traditional Christmas Decorations

How to make Traditional German Christmas decorations  Do something a little different this winter school holidays. Make traditional German decorati...

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...