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Our top German Gift ideas for Christmas!

German Gift Ideas What are you buying your loved ones for Christmas? It's that time of year again! Hopefully you are organised and have all your lo...

German Traditions: The Christmas Tree

The origins of the Christmas tree Is there anything more iconic than pulling out the Christmas tree when the year rolls into December and the festi...

Advent Calendar - Locally made, German inspired!

The History of the Advent Calendar  Nothing says Christmas like an Advent Calendar! The joy of counting down the days until Christmas morning when...

German Smoker Men (Rauchermann) & Incense (Raucherkerze)

Find out the origin story behind the traditional German Smoker Man. We talk about how to use this unique Christmas decoration in your home and our ...

German Schnapps!

GERMAN SCHNAPPS LIQUEUR German Culture and Spirit making Many cultures will have an affinity with a particularly strong brew! Germany is no excepti...

German Musical Instruments

GERMAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Musical instruments Musical instruments are an ancient way of telling stories that transpire time. The Harmonica or mout...

History of the Boot Beer Stein

History of the Boot Beer Stein Beer Boot Stein drinking challenge You may have seen our glass boots in our store, or photographs of people drinking...

German Weather Houses

Black Forest Weather Houses Where did the Weather House originated from? Weather houses are a popular décor item from the Alpine regions in Germany...

Types of German Christmas Decorations

GERMAN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Home to Wooden toy making and Christmas decor! Before disposable and mass produced christmas décor, decorations were h...

Germany's Oktoberfest

The origins of Germany's Oktoberfest What is Oktoberfest? Oktoberfest is the most renowned German Festival in the world, with events taking place i...

German Christmas Celebrations

  The History of German Christmas Markets and Decorations German Christmas celebrations and festivals The festivities in Germany are an elaborate ...

German Beer Stein Care

Caring for your traditional German beer stein   What is your beer stein made from? Traditional German beer steins are made typically from two...