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Don’t forget , tomorrow is Nov, 1st

Don’t forget , tomorrow is Nov, 1st

Allerheiligen & Allerseelen The first two days of November are Allerheiligen (Nov. 1) and Allerseelen (Nov. 2). Related to Halloween, both holy days are devoted to all of the saints (known and unknown) and to all of the “faithful departed,”. In medieval English,...
On Base Trick or Treating

On Base Trick or Treating

For those of you that plan on taking your kids on one of the US Bases/Posts for some Halloween fun: We have done this now for the past 10 years and being German myself, I always loved it. Going through the housing area in Mannheim was like one of those 80’s movies you...
Nuts in Germany, pun intended

Nuts in Germany, pun intended

Towards the end of the summer and all through the fall nuts and alike are in season. when you stroll through the forests and fields its next to impossible not to run into a tree that is heavily loaded with the yummy treats. Many Germans have nut trees in their yards...
Fall is around the Corner

Fall is around the Corner

It is that time of the year again and autumn is slowly creeping in on us. When I opened the window this morning heavy fog was laying over the hills and forests surrounding us. There is lots going on in Germany during fall. The Oktoberfest is probably the best-known...