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 […]

German Karneval Mardi Gras

German Karneval Mardi Gras. The food, the fun, the Fasching! Helau and Alaaf!

German Karneval Mardi Gras and recipes to celebrate 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 year, and it starts on […]

German Easter Traditions

German Easter Traditions! See why Americans are hopping to these German-themed recipes, gift ideas, and traditions.

German Easter Traditions in America In Germany, Easter is a holiday that is as highly regarded as Christmas. The German Easter traditions start on the Good Friday and end with the Second Easter Holiday, which is the Monday after Easter Sunday. In some regions in Germany, it starts already on the Thursday before Easter. It’s […]

Traditional Gluehwein Recipe

Traditional Gluehwein Recipe – Mulled Wine Recipe

Traditional Gluehwein Recipe The mulled wine (Gluehwein) is a popular beverage and known for being served at Christmas markets in Germany. Follow the smell of spices, oranges, and wine, and you will find a Weihnachtsmarkt. This traditional Gluehwein recipe – mulled wine is easy to prepare. Preparations can be done ahead of time and the […]

35 Favorite Oktoberfest Songs

35 Favorite Oktoberfest Songs not only in Germany. Listed by Oma!

35 Favorite Oktoberfest Songs! These 35 favorite Oktoberfest songs will make sure your party is a success. They invite you to dance and sway. Add Oma’s recipes for traditional German Oktoberfest food and the right beer. Please scroll down, click on the title of the song below and you will be directed to a place to […]

Mother's Day

How to create a Mother’s Day she will never forget. It is easy!

Mother’s Day Mother’s Day happens every year, on the second Sunday in May, a special holiday is celebrated to honor mothers of all generations. This special day filled with flowers started as a Memorial Mother’s Day Meeting for the mother of Anna Marie Jarvis, a social activist during the American civil war. “Mother’s Day” was […]

Sweet Woodruff Syrup

Sweet Woodruff Syrup – Delicious to use in Drinks and Desserts

Sweet Woodruff Syrup Sweet Woodruff Syrup is called Waldmeistersirup or Maikrautsirup in Germany. Sweet Woodruff Syrup may be utilized in many recipes for spring and May Day celebrations.  Note: Harvest the Sweet Woodruff before its flowers starts to bloom. Ingredients for Sweet Woodruff Syrup: 1000 g (2.2 lb.) of fine sugar 2 l (2.11 quarts) […]

German Wedding Traditions

German Wedding Traditions – getting married in Germany and how to celebrate

German Wedding Traditions German Wedding Traditions and how to celebrate in three steps. It starts with the Polterabend followed by the legal ceremony at the city hall, Standesamt. The church wedding is the final celebration and highlight. The sequence of the festivities are flexible, and the traditions vary depending on regions. German Traditions – The […]

German Wine Festivals

German Wine Festivals! It is time for new wine! Great bottles and the Recipes to match.

German Wine Festivals While Oktoberfest is in full swing in America, the Germans have moved on from their September celebration and are ready to commemorate the fruit from the vine. That is right, it is time for new wine and to introduce the fermented grape juice at the German Wine Festivals. In October, the well-known […]

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 […]