12 Ways to Learn About German Culture

It's time to explore the world again! 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 earlier posts, for my readers outside of Massachusetts, there are recommendations below that can be enjoyed from anywhere!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.

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 credit: Compilation graphic by Christine Koh with images via linked sources above.