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Old 05-09-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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Default Germans in San Antonio

Hi everyone,
I moved here about 2 years ago and still didn't meet Germans here...where are they????? Hope somebody sees that and writes back it would be nice to have every once in a while somebody to talk to in German and it would be good for my kids too they are almost 4 and 2 so hopefully I am lucky


Gruesse Sabine

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Old 05-09-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Texas- moving back to New England!
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You're a little south for Germany.... This is 'little Mexico' here in SA. Best check out New Braunfels.

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Old 05-09-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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If you head to the Hill Country, you'll find them

Go to La Madelaine and you'll find Frenchies.
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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Default if you want german's

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Hi everyone,
I moved here about 2 years ago and still didn't meet Germans here...where are they????? Hope somebody sees that and writes back it would be nice to have every once in a while somebody to talk to in German and it would be good for my kids too they are almost 4 and 2 so hopefully I am lucky


Gruesse Sabine
Come out to where i live in pa and you will be all year round with germans. Trust me the culture is not that exciting.

I have lived among them all my life and they are very boring. imo
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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SABINE, there are LOTS of people of German extraction in San Antonio and the Hill Country above San Antonio is absolutely packed with them. Remember, King William Street used to be known, before World War I, as Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse, and all the mansions there were owned by wealthy children of immigrant German families. In the 70s I dated a girl from New Braunfels who lived in San Antonio - she spoke fluent German as did her whole family. You need to join the Beethoven Society which is also located in the King William area off of south Alamo Street. They throw a huge party during Fiesta and you will find many Germans speaking German there. They are a very sociable and convivial group and have many parties during the year - I used to attend and did lots of polka-ing, and waltzing and the schottish (?) and garden waltzes. They have a maennerchor and a damenchor as well so you can sing and swill beer along with the best of them. In the 1890s, if you didn't speak German in San Antonio, you couldn't be elected to public office! Enjoy!
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Old 05-11-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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SABINE Can't remember the name of it off the bat, but there is a summer camp site for boys and girls in Comfort, Texas, also an old German community, that has to be the most reasonably-priced summer camp in Texas. We sent out two daughters there several years in a row. It is run by a German benevelont society in San Antonio and all you had to do was buy a cheap life insurance policy on each of the kids and you were then eligible to send your kids to this camp. For a while they had boys and girls from Germany as part of the staff but I dopn't know if they still do this.
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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Is there a good German bakery in San Antonio?
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:15 PM
 
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SABINE, the summer camp is the Hermann Sons, the headquarters of which is or was located in downtown San Antonio about a block west of La Villita. Their summer camp is in Comfort, Tx, but you reserve a place for it by 1) buying a cheap life insurance policy for your kids, and 2) making a reservation to their summer camp. My kids went for many years. This camp is such a good deal that it attracts kids from all over the south and southwest.

Grand Lodge of the Sons of Hermann
515 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX
(210) 226-9261
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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Is there a good German bakery in San Antonio?
There used to be one: Mrs. Schulze's Bakery. Doubt it exists any more. You might try Nadlers Bakery just north of Loop 410 a little west of San Pedro. Good luck. Let me know what you find.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:03 AM
 
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In an earlier email I referred to a "Mrs Schulze's Bakery" which is gone. I was wrong. It was "Mrs Schneider's" and it's still gone. There is a "Haby's Bakery" in Castroville, not too far away. If you haven't been there, it's an Alsatian Village on Hwy 90, I believe.
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