Monthly Archive: July, 2012

Destination Tegernsee

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Tegernsee is a town in the Miesbach district of Bavaria, Germany. Located on the shore of the Tegernsee lake, at an elevation of 747 m above sea level, it is considered a spa town today, surrounded by an impressive pre-alpine landscape. See some… Read More

Getting angry German-style

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We all have bad days! What better way to deal with them than with a few good old German swearwords. But no, you’ll learn actual swearwords another day. These are more civil ways… Read More

Batman costumes banned in German cinemas

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It’s hard to discuss the new Batman movie without being reminded of the recent horrifying massacre in Colorado. Even in Germany, cinemas are now increasing security measures (‘Sicherheitsvorkehrungen’ / ’Sicherheitsmaßnahmen’ /’Schutzvorkehrungen’ – you… Read More

Visit Café Liebling in Munich – Café, Kiosk, Wohnzimmer

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On Saturday morning, we visited a beautiful little coffee shop called ‘Café Liebling’ in the eastern part of Munich. ‘Liebling’ is German for ‘darling’ and ‘Lieblings-‘ means favourite, e.g. ‘Lieblingsfarbe’ = ‘favourite colour’.… Read More

#BandnamenaufDeutsch – funny German band names gone viral

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Ever wondered how bands like the Smashing Pumpkins came up with their name? Hearing a name like that again and again makes it less spectacular, but translating it into another language sheds a… Read More

Botanischer Garten

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We visited the Bonatic Gardens in Munich on Saturday

Freitag der Dreizehnte

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Today is Friday 13th and although Germans aren’t terribly superstitious, this date certainly does ring a bell for them and make them shudder a little. For a start, it’s raining today. Have you… Read More

Tollwood Munich – summertime in eco-style

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Tollwood is a cultural tent festival which takes place in Munich twice a year. In summer, Tollwood festival is held for about 25 days in June/July. All products (food, beverages, clothing, jewelry, gifts) are… Read More

Ze German Sense of Humour

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                    Translation: ‘Oh god, I’m so embarrassed. I wanted to fart really quietly and that must have slipped out’. Get it, get it?? Germans.… Read More

BOY live in concert

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BOY is a group consisting of two singers – one Swiss and one German. We saw them live in concert at the Ulmer Zelt on Friday.