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You are walking me animally on the cookie! – Come again?

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Image © doigoi Something to laugh about – we found some of the best German sayings translated into English. Note how many of them are related to food or are just completely unfathomable!… Read More

Tushita – Tea house Munich

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An organic sip of tea. The Tushita Tea House is located near the underground station ‘Fraunhoferstraße’ in Munich. Enjoy your LOHA tea experince with hundreds of tea sorts from all over the world… Read More

Finally the bicycle season is back in Germany

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Summertime in Germany is bicycle time – see a few snapshots of ‘Fahrräder’ around the city! Images © doigoi

Fake tan, anyone?

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Germans, Swiss and Austrians don’t tend to go for fake tan as much as their northern European neighbours. Many tan quite naturally by themselves. H&M’s recent bikini ads have therefore provoked a bit… Read More

German and its many ‘Anglizismen’

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© German the Movie Is the German language disappearing? The Goethe Institut, a worldwide cultural association promoting the study of the German language, seems to think it is. In a recent campaign to work against… Read More

Typisch Deutsch (typical German)?

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Image © Bonner Weihnachtsmarkt Those among us who have been in Germany for a while will have become accustomed to some typical German habits and characteristics. Of course, there are the famous stereotypes that… Read More

Bavaria on a shoestring – but how long for?

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  (image via Matthew Black, CC License)  Ever travelled around Bavaria by rail? If so, you’ll have probably come across the Bayern Ticket: €29, five passengers, one day, all Regional Express (i.e. slow)… Read More

Piraten Partei and how to express criticism in German

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If you’re familiar with German politics, you will no doubt have heard of the unconventional Piraten Partei which has gained around 25.000 members in just six years. The party’s main focus lies within… Read More

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Spring has finally sprung in Munich – or should we say spring has been skipped altogether and summer is in full bloom already? 30° and rising