When I came to the USA in 1998, I was a housewife and mother to our daughter, who was 6 years old at the time. An uncle of my husband made a remark that I should have a German business, after seeing all the authentic pieces I brought over from Germany. At that time I laughed at him since retail was never in my mind. But somehow his idea stuck with me and I founded my own business a year later: German Specialty Imports. It started as a hobby, and has grown into a place to connect with the German-American community and share unique cultural traditions. I'm looking forward to helping you find you favorite German items!