Fun Things to Do in Bremen

Bremen might not be the first city you think of when you think of Germany, but Bremen is definitely worth visiting. Bremen is located in northwest Germany. Bremen’s market square is over 1000 years old, making it the most impressive market square in Europe!

Food And Drink in Germany Vs. Canada

There are many similarities between food and drink in Germany and in Canada but the longer I stay in Germany, the more subtle differences I notice.  Here are my top ten food …

German Wedding Gifts: Part 4 of German Weddings

German wedding gifts are similar to wedding gifts that you would find in North America.  Gift certificates and cash being especially popular for couples who have been on their own for a while and have already bought the requisite toaster.  J.P. didn’t want to give cash at the German wedding we recently attended so we … Read More

German Weddings, the Reception and Dance: Part 3 of German Weddings

At first glance the reception at German weddings is very similar to wedding receptions in North America.  A nice meal is served, speeches from the bride and groom and the bride and groom’s family are made, and the newlyweds kiss when glasses are clinked with a spoon, but first impressions can be deceiving. Seated at … Read More

German-Canadian wedding in Banff (Canadian Rocky Mountains)

Getting Engaged to a German: Part 1 of German Weddings

Getting engaged to a German holds different significance in Germany than it does in North America. In North America, getting engaged is a big deal, in Germany not so much (although the German wedding is a big deal of course).  We first came across this when dealing with German Immigration.  We asked if there was … Read More