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My Awesome Austrian Christmas

I’m 24 years old, and this year was the first time I haven’t made it home for Christmas. I love Christmas more than your average person–from radio stations that play carols 24/7 to every version of A Christmas Carol ever (especially the Muppet and Mickey Mouse editions) to decorations and lights to the Christmas blend at O’Henry’s […]

St. Nikolaus!

On December 6th, I was lucky enough to be visited by St. Nikolaus here in Austria! Fortunately, he didn’t bring Krampus along. He did bring some treats, including my new favorite sweet–Manner Wafer (made in Vienna). It was so thoughtful of my host family to include me in this tradition. When Anna Sophie opened the front door […]

Christmas in Nuremberg

There are a lot of interesting things you can do in Nuremberg (Nürnberg auf Deutsch). You can go see the courthouse where the Nuremberg trials were held and listen to recordings of the Nazi testimonies. You can go to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, which is a massive complex of museums about German history and culture, akin […]