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Archive for December, 2014

Forget Santa – Meet the Christkind! Posted by on Dec 7, 2014

Today I’m going to tell you about a German Christmas tradition that I remember very fondly from my childhood. It’s not something celebrated in the UK, but it’s popular in Germany, and I think it makes Christmas really magical for children (even moreso than Santa does). I’m going to tell you about the Christkind. The…

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Festive Germany: Munich’s Marienplatz in December Posted by on Dec 5, 2014

Happy December! December is the month that Germany comes alive with Weihnachtsmarkten, Glühwein, and festive spirit. Exactly one year ago, I took my husband to see München for the first time. I thought this would be the perfect time to show you the cosy, Christmassy atmosphere that you can find in Marienplatz – the centre…

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Food with Alessia 1 – Kalter Hund! Posted by on Dec 2, 2014

Welcome to Food with Alessia! Alessia and I are students in Maastricht in the Netherlands. I am both German and Dutch, and I know the cultures, and I am in “familiar territory” so to say. Alessia is from Italy, and just moved to Maastricht. So in these blogs and videos, we have food that is…

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