Germany

Germany Toadstool Good Luck Charm

Germany is one of the most highly respected members of the European Union and is well regarded over the entire world. The stereotypical image of a German is someone who is practical, logical and enjoys beer but did you know that in reality, Germany is home to a myriad of good luck charms. History of The Toadstool Good Luck Charm The toadstools are very precious in Germany and are known as the Fliegenpilze. Imagine a red-capped mushroom covered in small…

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Germany Ladybird Good Luck Charm

The landscape of Germany is vast and multi-cultural, a place where everyone is welcome. It’s not surprising that with such a range of people there are a huge amount of good luck charms that are part of everyday life. History of The Ladybird Good Luck Charm The Ladybird – known as the Glückskäfer – has been a good charm for many years. It is commonly believed that the Ladybird was sent from Mary, the holy mother to agricultural workers to…

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Germany Shard Luck Good Luck Charm

It’s interesting to note that Germany is the seventh-largest country in Europe and the home to over 1500 different types of beer! Things come in abundance in Germany and lucky charms are no exception with luck being found in the most ordinary items. History of The Shard Luck Good Luck Charm The notion of shards bringing good luck has been in German culture for a very long time and whilst it is one of the more eccentric ideas, it is…

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Germany Glücksschwein (Marzipan Pig) Good Luck Charm

When JFK visited Germany he announced “Ich bin ein Berliner’ which roughly translates into him telling then nation he was a jelly donut – not quite the message he was trying to convey. Nonetheless, sweet food is popular in Germany and the Marzipan Pig holds a special place in the heart of all German people. History of The Glücksschwein (Marzipan Pig) Good Luck Charm The original good luck symbol was not a marzipan pig but just a pig itself. During…

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