Are you craving an authentic German nibble from your Oma’s oven this holiday season? Don’t miss your opportunity to bring home these familiar flavors or introduce yourself to a new taste altogether at the Hermann Historic Museum and German Bake Sale this holiday season!
A New Taste Experience or a Familiar Favorite?
The German cookie (or das Plätzchen) is a little different than a typical American cookie. These goodies usually include a jam or a lightly-sweetened chocolate coating. Even the flour used in baking them can be slightly different than what you are used to. Regardless, the final product is a mouthwatering, tummy-pleasing medley that will leave you wanting more. And if you can recognize these treats by name, your family may start to wonder if you are hiding more German heritage than your 23andMe results claim.
Get in the Spirit of Christmases Past
For the next two weekends, bring an appetite for learning AND cookies to Ein Blick in die Vergangenheit, A Look into the Past at The Historic Hermann Museum. Let the scents of cardamom and chocolate wash over you and your group as you explore some rustically decorated Hermann history. View the clock tower and quiz your guide on the difference between an Esslöffel (Tablespoon) and a Teelöffel (teaspoon) while sipping mulled cider and listening to holiday music.
The Historic Hermann Museum is a well-respected and curated treasure within the town of Hermann. With themed rooms covering varying periods and pastimes, local history is preserved with pride. Originally built in 1871, the German School Building at the corner of Fourth and Schiller Streets served as Hermann’s elementary school until 1955. For much of its history, the school was bilingual, with classes taught in both English and German. You will see a tribute to both languages throughout the building and hopefully catch onto some words or phrases to share over the holidays.
Busy Holiday Weekends in Hermann
Don’t miss your chance to stock up on tasty holiday cookies and pastries December 14-15 at the Historic Hermann Museum.
Be sure to visit the museum during the bake sale hours of 10:00a to 4:00p on Saturday or noon to 4:00p on Sunday. Your senses will be delighted with the smells and tastes that harken a different time and place, all while being surrounded by impressive Hermann history.
Tours of museum rooms are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children 5 and under. Admission to the bake sale and gift shop is free. Sponsored by Historic Hermann.