Watch the Stars

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  Get your ‘Fernrohr’ (telescope) out and keep your eyes open tonight! If it’s a clear night, you will be able to watch ‘Sternschnuppen’ (shooting stars) falling from the sky all over Germany!… Read More

Sommerzeit

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Pieces of summer around the city

German Love?

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The German language isn’t only used for expressing anger (as referred to in a recent post). In fact, Germans have quite a few metaphors for expressing that somebody is in love. We can’t… Read More

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