Landeskunde und Kultur
«Erst Ordnung schaffen.»
the stylist proclaimed as she clipped a section of my hair to the side and combed the section she was about to cut.
Erst Ordnung schaffen.
First, create order.
At that moment the hairstylist probably had no clue what an impact she would have on my life.
Her comment was my official introduction to the German sense of order.
In this first episode of the GermanWithNicole.com Podcast you'll hear how one of my private lesson clients created order and how it has chan…
Once you're past the foundational learning of the A1 level of German you're probably ready to listen to something more interesting.
Something constructive, positive. Something that piques your interest.
The A1 level materials don't go very deep. Because they can't.
At A2 you can explore more topics and you'll start to listen to German in a different way.
But you don't want to go too far and get overwhelmed.
If the regular news is too hard and too scary for you, a good solution might be St…
Germanize your Spring Cleaning!
Es ist an die Zeit für den Frühlingsputz!
It's time for Spring cleaning!
A thorough Spring clean is much nicer when your cleaning products are high quality, biodegradable, and even smell nice!
This week you'll find out what my three favorite German cleaning products are.
Next week you'll be able to download a new, 4x6 card with Spring Cleaning vocabulary on it.
Because what better way is there to make your Spring Clean more enjoyable than to do it auf Deutsc…
Did you know you can buy a high quality, Swiss watch for under $400?
And this weekend only Jowissa Swiss Watches are 33% off with the code listed here.
Disclosure: On this page there are so-called "affiliate links." That means that if you click that link and make a purchase, a part of that comes back to GermanWithNicole. Thanks in advance! Danke im Voraus!
Yes, you've seen these watches on the Einkaufen page.
Jowissa is also an independent, family-owned business. It's in its third generation…
Christian Holidays are often public holidays in Germany, so these are good words to know whether you're non-religious, atheist, agnostic, or religious.
The schedule carries over into school and school breaks, too. One of my clients is currently on Osterferien, Easter Holidays, and doesn't have school this week or next.
This week is Karwoche, or Holy Week, and in a non-pandemic year there would be much singing of the Bach Passions: the Matthäus-Passion (St. Matthew Passion), the Johannes-Passio…
Meet the Milwaukee Pretzel Company!
They make pretzels--German pretzels!
They make them here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
You can have them shipped to you!
These are the best pretzels I've eaten outside of Germany.
When you visit one of their stands here in Milwaukee you'll likely have a chance to eat their Obatzda, which is a delicious, Bavarian cheese specialty made with camembert, butter, a splash of beer, onion, and paprika. And yes, their Obatzda is also the best Obatzda I've had o…
Plus one immune booster used often in Germany.
Being sick is a drag in any language. Your throat gets scratchy, it hurts, you get all phlegmy...you feel awful, you're tired, and you miss out on work, time with your friends, your family. What a drag.
Now more than ever we've become aware of taking very good care of ourselves when we get sick. Here are a couple of German lozenges you might not have heard of that are excellent to have on hand.
You can order them from the Smallflower.com Apotheca…
One of the hardest parts of shopping for authentic German food is actually your location. If you don't live near a city with a German supermarket or your supermarket doesn't carry international products, it can be difficult to shop for them.
Plus there are no surprises when you shop for it all yourself. Why not enjoy a surprise now and then?
What if you could get a box of authentic German products shipped to your door every month and each month it's a surprise? New products, different items, a…
It's not quite Christmas *yet*, however so many people are planning and buying their Christmas presents early this year that it's really a good idea to start planning for your German Christmas gifts now.
That's so German.
Here are 5 gift ideas whether you like to give bath & body products, German food items, or fancy Austrian wine glasses for Christmas.
You can order them all from home and whether you'd like to spend $25 or $250 (or more!), there is something here for you.
So ein Pech!
No Octoberfest this year. Oktoberfest would have been from September 19 to October 4.
So...we make our own!
Here are the three ingredients to make yourself a fun (and safe) Oktoberfest right at home:
Schlager. Essen. Dekorationen.
Schlager Music. Food. Decorations.
Disclosure: On this page there are normal and also so-called "affiliate links." That means that if you click that link and make a purchase, I receive a small commission for it, however your purchase information stay…