By staff writer
The next two weekends will be a shoppers delight for visitors and local shoppers who are looking for German-baked goods.
The Historic Hermann’s Museum will be open and once again will feature its German Bakery during Kristkindl Markt. The German School Museum is located at 312 Schiller St. This historic Hermann landmark will be open for tours Dec. 1-2 and 8-9. Hours are from 10-4 on Saturday and from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday.
There’s a touch of Christmas throughout the museum and the school yard thanks to the efforts of Willy Boenker, Donna Layman and Joan Treis. Artistically decorated trees can be viewed throughout the museum. They include a homage to the area’s wine industry and one decorated with single panes from the museum’s famous fairytales. Even the old, creaky stairway dons a festive holiday display.
The sale of traditional German baked goods has been a successful annual fund raiser for Historic Hermann, Inc. Items made from authentic recipes that have been handed down through several generations will be sold each weekend.
Stollen, lebkuchen, schnitzbrot, mandelschnitz, pfefferneusse, springerle, spitzen-platzchen, and an assortment of other Christmas cookies and breads have been prepared by Helen Boggs, Janet Buford, Virginia Hall, Ruth Hulsey, Carol Kallmeyer, Hulda Krull, Elaine Lalk, Donna Layman, Marilyn Loehnig, Dea Ludlow, Carolyn McHenry, Bonnie Oncken, Phyllis Robinson and Joan Treis.