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Germany’s Stolpersteine Posted by on Jul 8, 2020

Guten Tag! Today we’re travelling around Germany again, this time to look at Stolpersteine. In fact, the Stolpersteine will take us out of Germany, too, and all around Europe. Read on to find out more. In the early ‘90s, a German artist named Gunter Demnig came up with the idea of Stolpersteine, commemorative brass plaques…

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The Curiosity of the German Word “Shitstorm” Posted by on Jun 25, 2020

Today we’re looking at a a really fun German word: Der Shitstorm. I already hear you say “but that’s not a German word!” And you’d be right, of course. But hear me out, it gets funkier! But let me first tell you about the curious German word Shitstorm. Merkel said this?! Angela Merkel, the German Bundeskanzlerin, known…

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What’s The Difference? Man and Mann In German Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

Guten Tag! Today we’re looking at two German words that often confuse learners – man and Mann. By the end of this post you’ll be able to recognise the difference between these two words, and be able to use them in the correct way. Let’s get started! Mann vs man The confusion about these two…

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The World’s Narrowest Street – In Germany! Posted by on Jun 17, 2020

Guten Tag! Have you ever wondered whether Germany holds any records for anything? Well, here’s one – Germany is home to the narrowest street in the world! According to Guinness World Records, the world’s narrowest street is located in Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is called Spreuerhofstraße, and here are its measurements: die Breite (width): at…

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An Introduction to German Wines Posted by on Jun 16, 2020

I love having a glass of wine with my dinner in the evening, and that is exactly what inspired me to write this post. Germany has a lot of great wines to offer and produces around 8000 to 9000 hectoliters a year. Popular German Wines Two thirds of Germany’s wines produced are indeed white wine…

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A Delicious German Tradition: Kaffee und Kuchen! Posted by on Jun 12, 2020

It’s time for Kaffee und Kuchen! Every Sunday, usually, Germans come together for Kaffee (coffee) and Kuchen (cake). What does this tradition look like, how do you do it right? And where does it come from? Let’s have a entspannten (relaxing) look! Noch ein Stück? It’s Sonntag (Sunday), and you’re invited by your friend to come to their home for Kaffee und Kuchen in…

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Black Lives Matter In Germany Posted by on Jun 10, 2020

Guten Tag! All around the world there have been Black Lives Matter protests in response to the murder of George Floyd by a US police officer on 25th May. Germany is no exception, having recently held protests in many of its major cities, including Berlin, München, Hamburg and Frankfurt. In this post, I will share…

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