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5 (Not-So) Last-Minute German Gifts

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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.

Planning ahead.

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....

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5 A2 German Story Books for German Learners

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Finding interesting story books for A2 German learning doesn't have to be a chore - here you can read the research I've done for you and simply purchase the books and have them delivered.

Some books are available in digital versions, which does save space, however there are distinct advantages to having a physical book, from less screen time to easily writing notes on the page.

The most important part, however, is having reading material that is at your current level of German (these are all...

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Do you miss Oktoberfest, too? Here's how to create a meaningful Oktoberfest at home.

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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 stays...

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Take this Relaxing Video Trip to Bavaria

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Wenn man nicht reisen kann, egal ob man zu wenig Geld hat oder es eine Pandemie gibt, kann man immer das Internet benutzen, um eine virtuelle Reise zu machen.

Es kostet nichts und man kann die gleiche Reise immer wieder machen.

Diese Woche gibt es eine Videoreise nach Bayern. Sie können verschiedene Seen sehen, eine Wiese, verschiedene Städte und vieles mehr.

Kommen Sie für 4 Minuten, 30 Sekunden mit nach Bayern.

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When the time isn't right to travel, no matter if it's because money is tight...

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Ein Zitat von Hildegard von Bingen ~ A Quote from Hildegard von Bingen

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How Do You "Shop Small" for German Products in the US?

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One of the best ways to put your dollars to use is, of course, to shop locally and to buy from independent retailers. So if you want to shop direct or shop small for German products, one of the best ways to spend those dollars effectively is to shop direct.

You don't even have to search for a lot of things now, either, as I've created a collection of German, Swiss and Austrian products and services right here at GermanWithNicole.com. It's all listed on the Produkte page.

Here are a few...

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Was denken Sie? Was wollen Sie lernen?

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How often do you get to tell your German teacher what you want to learn?

If your answer is "not that often," today's your lucky day.

Would you answer eight questions for me? They're mainly questions with check-the-box answers like:

  • Why are you learning German?
  • What do you like the most about GermanWithNicole?
  • What kinds of German learning are you most interested in?

And of course there's room for you to ask questions, share ideas, and tell me more about your German learning experiences.

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Where Do You Buy German Products Online?

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When you want to buy a German, Swiss, or Austrian product online, it can be hard to track down. Do you search for the German term or the English translation?

What if you want to "shop small?" How do you do that without searching through page after page of online search results?

You can now easily find more German, Swiss, and Austrian products and shop small/direct on the Produkte page.

For months now I've been searching, gathering, and creating this collection of German, Swiss, and Austrian...

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Woche der deutschen Küche: Kartoffelsalat

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When you grow up in Wisconsin, potato salad is a fairly common salad. But the "German Potato Salad" I had growing up was...not...what I ate in Germany.

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I ate a lot of Kartoffelsalat in Germany. As in two servings (at least) at any party I went to. Except for one, that one Kartoffelsalat was not good. It was that bad that I remember it 15 years later. As we say...

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Woche der deutschen Küche: Kräuterbutter

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Have you ever had a Grillabend (grill evening)? If you haven't, there are two condiments that stand out the most: Soßen und Kräuterbutter. Sauces and herbed butter.

Sauces are fun, like Curryketchup and BBQ sauce.

But Kräuterbutter? Now that speaks to my dairy-consuming, Wisconsin-raised heart.

What is Kräuterbutter?

 

Kräuterbutter Recipe.pngKräuterbutter is simply a bunch of butter mixed with several herbs and some salt. It's really easy to make, easy to enjoy, and sehr, sehr lecker...

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