Category Archives: "Auf Gut Deutsch"

Happy New Year – Frohes Neues Jahr!

We wish¬†you an exciting New Year’s Eve and a functioning TV so you can watch the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on time, in case you are not actually over there… ūüôā Here is a¬†link¬†for a live streaming of the annual New York City celebration!

But first enjoy a German classic – Loriot und der kaputte Fernseher!






A Milka Adventure Right in the City

Do you love Milka, in fact Milka chocolates?

If you can answer this with a definite YES, then Milka World in Munich will be heaven on earth for you. In 2012 Milka World opened doors on an entire floor of the Schrannenhalle right behind the Viktualienmarkt, and has become a new Munich attraction.

I had heard about it, but on my recent trip to Munich I just had to check it out for myself. ¬†I couldn‚Äôt believe my eyes…

SAMSUNGA whole store decorated in the style of an Alpine hut, with little niches and windows that seem to look out on the Alpine mountain panorama, and walls of wooden shelves just filled with the tempting chocolates of the whole Milka sortiment!

SAMSUNGBut that‚Äôs not all! Now you can not only eat Milka, you can be dressed in it as well! If the Milka Dirndl, by designer¬†Lola Paltinger¬†is too fancy for you to visit the present Oktoberfest, you may also choose from t-shirts sweatshirts, jackets, vests, jeans and for the guys of course the perfect Lederhosen. I actually forgot if those were lilac as well…

But there is more. Your dog can slurp water out of a Milka bowl, while your baby is sipping on his Milka bottle, and your toddler checks out tasty Milka chocolate SAMSUNGsnacks packed away in her Milka lunchbox.  And, picture this, while you start getting ready for a day at the Oktoberfest packing your Milka backpack (which is quite cute actually! ), you grab your i-pad and stash it away in the oh-so-fashionable Milka Alpine style i-pad cover that looks like a Janker (Tyrolean jacket) for this electronic device!

milka coffee machineIf you like, you can live ‘Milka Lifestyle all the way, and organize your entire household in Milka look and feel, while you pretend inhaling fresh alpine air with every stride through your Milka home. Milka cappuccino machine or toaster anyone?

Fascinated I am asking the saleslady in her cute lilac dirndl, if there were more Milka worlds planned for in other German cities. She looks at me bewildered that someone could even voice such a question, and smilingly replies: “There is only one earth, one god and one Milka World! “

What a statement ! Now I was the one looking perplexed. Stunned by such profound words I slowly walked towards the exit…

The merchandising kingdom has conquered Germany!


Happy Easter !

Wishing everyone ¬†a peaceful Easter Sunday with a classic by¬†Gerhard Polt. One hears this sketch¬†usually¬†around Christmas Time in Germany, but it¬†deserves¬†its¬†place¬†also today…Enjoy!

OKTOBERFEST in Muenchen – “OZAPFT is’ “

Auf geht’s zur Wiesn!

Als waschechte,¬† gebuertige Muenchnerin darf ich es natuerlich nicht verpassen unser Muenchner Oktoberfest ¬†zu erwaehnen. War es doch fuer viele Jahre meines Lebens Familientradition zumindest einmal waehrend des Oktoberfestes¬†bei der Ochsenbraterei¬†vorbeizuschauen und eine lecker Portion Ochsenfleisch mit Kartoffelsalat zu verspeisen!¬†Eine Mass¬†Bier¬†(damals fuer die Eltern ūüôā )bzw. Radler und die traditionelle Brezn durften dabei natuerlich auch nicht fehlen. Tja, dieser Tage kann ich nur in meinen Erinnerungen schwelgen und die Wiesn von Kalifornien aus auf dem Internet verfolgen…

Wer wissen will was da so ab geht und was es an Neuheiten gibt, ¬†kann sich auf der eignen Oktoberfest-Website aufs Genaueste¬†informieren. Oktoberfest Souveniere gibt’s bei¬†und wer sein Muenchnerisch/Bayerisch etwas auffrischen will, dem sei das Wiesn dictionary ans Herz gelegt!

Wer’s noch schaffen will bei der Wiesn live dabei zu sein, sollte sich schicken. Die Wiesn ist nur noch bis zum 4. Oktober offen und der Eintritt ist frei! ….Unerhoert fuer uns Wahl-Kalifornier; denn hier in Kalifornien zahlt man naemlich einen Eintritt fuer¬†die Orange County Fair oder Los Angeles County Fair, die uebrigens¬†ebenfalls am 4. Oktober die Tore schliesst.¬†

Wer hier in Kalifornien etwas in Oktoberfest Stimmung kommen moechte, kann einmal unter dem California Oktoberfest Event Calendar nachschauen, wann und wo ein Event in naechster Naehe stattfindet.

Also, noch viel Spass beim Feiern.  Prost!