Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

12 Ways to Learn About German Culture

It's time to explore the world again! Our world tour has offered inspiration to learn about Brazilian and Polish culture. The third post in this editorial series with au pair agency Cultural Care Au Pair focuses on Germany. Here are 12 ways to introduce your family to German culture. And as with the Brazil and Poland posts, for my readers outside of Massachusetts, there are recommendations below that can be enjoyed from anywhere!

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1. The Boylston Schul-Verein German-American Club in Walpole offers language classes for kids and hosts events celebrating German culture, such as Oktoberfest.

2. The Goethe Institut in Boston offers movies, language classes and events to celebrate German culture in the New England area.

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3. Try weiner schnitzel, bratwursts, and other classics at Jacob Wirth’s on Stuart Street.

4. Bronwyn Restaurant in Union Square, Somerville, not only offers traditional German food, but the interior resembles a European tavern and has an adjacent biergarten during the summer months.

5. I seriously cannot wait to try this recipe for easy German pancakes.

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6. Karl’s Sausage Kitchen and European Market in Peabody has sold handmade sausages and European meats since 1958. Check out the market section too!

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7. These German paper stars are pretty any time of year.

8. Step into German music, soccer, and film via this multimedia site.

9. Musikgarten in Belmont offers German music classes for young children.

10. Create a Cook in Newton Highlands is offering a class to introduce kids to German cuisine.

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11. Germany ABCs offers an introduction to Germany and its culture.

12. I love M. Sasek’s books, and This is Munich offers a vintage look into the city.

So fun, right? Enjoy exploring Germany and I'm excited to share more cultural educational material over the coming months. Also, totally related: Cultural Care Au Pair is hosting the 2015 North Shore World's Fair on March 28 from 12-2pm at the Manchester by the Sea Community. This free event will feature food, crafts, face-painting, and more from cultures around the world!

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Disclosure: This post reflects a sponsored editorial partnership with Cultural Care Au Pair. Cultural Care Au Pair is a leading provider of intercultural childcare and educational exchange. Since 1989, Cultural Care Au Pair has placed more than 90,000 au pairs in American homes. Hosting an au pair offers many benefits, one of which includes the opportunity for your family to learn about another country's culture.

Image credits: 1) flag via Wikipedia; 2) compilation graphic by Christine Koh with images via linked sources above.

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