Know your German colours

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Time to brighten up this rainy week with some spring-like photos of Germany and Austria and a few German expressions related to colours. Let’s see how many you’re familiar with! –          Gelb vor… Read More

No country for dust & dirt – Germans like it clean

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Image © http://relativity.manyhadrons.com If you’ve lived in a German flat share, you might have used an orderly cleaning rota (‘Putzplan’) to know who’s doing what or who’s not done their part in the… Read More

Bike tracks for Berlin

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Image © picture-alliance / dpa/dpa Berlin’s annual ‘Fahrradsternfahrt’ is just around the corner. Tomorrow morning, tens of thousands of cyclist will be travelling along the AVUS, a former racing track and now a… Read More

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