Dirndl Dos and Don’ts

By Georgia Chapman

It’s that time of year again – Oktoberfest is days away and the Dirndl will be making its annual appearance all over the city. You will see short ones, long ones, medium-length ones, low cut, high cut – you name it. But despite the variations on style, there are a few rules one should know about before donning this traditional attire. Continue reading “Dirndl Dos and Don’ts”

Bags of fun

By Georgia Chapman

Have you ever wondered why German children carry a rather strange cone-shaped object on their first day of school? This object looks a little like an upside down version of the Hennin cone worn by noble women in the Middle Ages. Are these rather large cones actually princess hats used the wrong way? No, of course not: it’s a school cone! Continue reading “Bags of fun”