Open Letter to the Oma Community

Open Letter to the Oma Community

Open Letter to the Oma Community Dear Loyal Followers and Community, I want to inform you about the new ideas of this blog using this open letter to the Oma community. As many of you know, I started the blog The Oma Way five years ago with the intent initially to pursue it as a […]

German Karneval Mardi Gras

German Karneval Mardi Gras

German Karneval Mardi Gras. The food, the fun, the Fasching! Helau and Alaaf! When the German Karneval Mardi Gras season starts German Karneval Mardi Gras or Carnival (Karneval) goes by a lot of different names: Fasching, Fastnacht, and Fassenacht. But it all means one thing… fun! Germans consider this time “the fifth season” of the […]

Traditional German Christmas Cookies

Traditional German Christmas Cookies Recipes

Traditional German Christmas Cookies The Traditional German Christmas Cookies are offering a large selection of recipes, and all with quite a story. Some cookies are easier to prepare than others. Butter, eggs, flour, sugar, spices, and a variety of nuts are basic ingredients. The baking goods have a few things in common which are the […]

German American Heritage Museum Bakeoff

German American Heritage Museum Bakeoff

German American Heritage Museum On the 27th of April 2019, the German American Heritage Museum in Washington D.C. hosted a bake competition. All those interested in showing off their baking skills were invited. I was delighted to be asked to be one of the judges. A bit nervous, I arrived with my oldest son Martin and […]

German Children's Songs

German Children’s Songs

German Children’s Songs –  Traditional Kinderlieder German Children’s Songs are an essential part in growing up in Germany. The first songs are lullabies for the babies, followed by the play-along songs in preschool and kindergarten and continued by the sing-along songs at a later age. Many of the German Children’s Songs are Folk songs which […]

Wunderbar together

Wunderbar Together

Wunderbar Together – a project to support the German-American Friendship Wunderbar together is a one year campaign which started on the 3rd of October of this year, celebrating the German-American Friendship. When I heard about the project, I was thinking by myself, this is precisely what I am doing for the past four years with […]

St. Martin's Day Tradition

Shining a light on the meaning of St. Martin’s Day Tradition in Germany with lanterns and more!

St. Martin’s Day Tradition! St. Martin of Tours was a soldier in the roman army. One winter, he was riding on his horse and saw a beggar freezing on the side of the street. Martin took off his coat and divided it with his sword into two pieces to share with the poor man. In […]

Traditional German Christmas Carols

Traditional German Christmas Carols

Traditional German Christmas Carols for all Ages These 24 Traditional German Christmas Carols include the most famous and loved songs for the Christmas Season. Some melodies are the favorites of children waiting for the Nikolaus, and others are more church songs for the grown-ups. Of course, the worldwide known Silent Night, Holy Night and O […]