News & Updates

Inside of woolen mill

In my last post I asked if you had ever noticed that the village of Homestead is the only village in the 7 colonies that does not have the name of Amana in the village name?  The reason for that is because the village of Homestead was already established before the Amana people came to … Read more

amana map

I am excited to share about a new event we’re having at Zuber’s!  As we are in the midst of a week of WINTER weather – in a few weeks hopefully you’ll be looking for something to go do to “get away from it all”.  We have just the thing to do for a weekend!  … Read more

The Sesquicentennial cookbook

Where do you get your recipes from? This is a question that we are often asked, along with – “Will you share your recipe?”  As we begin a new year, I have selected a new ‘batch’ of recipes to share with you on the website. There are 3 staff members that cook breakfast at Zuber’s.  … Read more

Tannenbaum trees decorated in blue and white

  Thousands of people walked through the Tannenbaum forest this year.  I was able to work 2 different shifts and got to greet many people as they returned to the forest as part of a family tradition, and to welcome people as they came to enjoy the Tannenbaum forest for the first time. The forest … Read more

Tannenbaum trees

It is amazing how much of our life is guided by a calendar!  Days we work, days off, birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, vacations, holidays, etc!  As part of a tourism community, we have all of these personal dates to keep track of, in addition to keeping track of how busy we are with guests and also … Read more

side front of Zubers with fall decor

I love the changing seasons in Iowa!  Sometimes they change gradually and sometimes it happens way too fast!  This year we had summer – hot, hot weather, then LOTS of rain, and now the leaves are changing and snowflakes have already been floating around in the air! For me, each change of seasons is exciting.  … Read more

Oktoberfest banner

Do you know what “Schnitzelbank” is?  For one thing, it is the theme for this year’s Oktoberfest parade: “A Tribute to Schnitzelbank”.  Still no clue? Come to see the parade to enjoy the fun! Schnitzelbank is a singing game.  There is a poster and a pointer to be used by the person directing the game.  … Read more

Oktoberfest banner

Are you planning on coming to the Amana Colonies to celebrate Oktoberfest?  If you’ve never been, you should consider giving it a try!  There will be lots of people, parking will be a challenge, but there will be food, music, games, and fun !