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.

Siebenschläfer – seven weeks of stormy summer ahead

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Image © earthshots.org Who says conversations about the weather are not worth having? If you’re a fan of weather lores, you might be interested to know that today is the first day of ‘Siebenschläfer’… Read More

Fußballpsychologie – What victories do to Germany’s mood

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Image © doigoi Beeping cars, loud horns, cheers and a ray of ‘Schwarz-Rot-Gold’ strewn across every city. The European Championship will be over in exactly one week and Germans are placing their bets on… Read More

‘Schon GEZahlt?’ To deal or not to deal with German TV licenses

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Image © Reckmann Caution: post may include a few ridiculously long German words! If you live in Germany and have registered at the ‚Kreisverwaltungreferat’ (Department of district administration – why make 4 words if… Read More

Münchner Chic

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Going out Munich style – according to the ‘Münchner Chic’ dress code A few words you might need: – schick = posh/smart – schicki-micki = super smart – Absätze = high heels – sich in Schale werfen (literally to throw yourself into… Read More

‘Tierisch gut?’ – How to use animals in German expressions

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Image © doigoi A few weeks ago, we shared some German expressions to do with colours. This week, we want you to discover how to integrate animals into your language usage and how frequently… Read More

‘Stimmt so!’ – How to tip in German gastronomy

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Image © doigoi Paying the bill in a German café, bar or restaurant can be quite a challenge if one is new to the country. In most cultures, it would go down like… Read More

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Discover Salzburg – home of Mozart, the Sound of Music, horse-drawn carriages, amazing castles and Apfelstrudel!  For more images, see doigoi’s photo album on Facebook. Images © doigoi