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The Hamburg Experience – Posted by Komo Posted by on Feb 5, 2010

One of the best experiences I had in Germany was at the Hamburger Fischmarkt (fish market) along the Elbe River in the Bezirk (borough) of Altona. The Fishmarkt, founded in 1703, is an exciting flea market. Every Sunday morning the market opens at 5:00 a.m. with what seems like a fanfare. The band plays Schlager…

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The love parade – Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen Posted by on Feb 3, 2010

The love parade is a mega techno music even in Germany event that started about 20 years ago. That also shows me how old I got in the meantime. Since then it attracts every year, with some interruptions here and there, up to 1.6 million people from all over the world who have the largest…

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Robert Enke – A great guy is missed Posted by on Feb 2, 2010

For all soccer fans November 10th 2009 was a horrible day that shocked Germany and the rest of many soccer interested countries. Robert Enke, national goalkeeper and captain of his Mannschaft (team) Hannover 96 committed suicide due to depressions that he was suffering from for many years.   He kept his Krankheit (disease) hidden from…

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Die Mauer muss weg! (The wall needs to go!) – The anniversary of the German unification is coming closer Posted by on Feb 2, 2010

Anybody who has an interest in German culture and history remembers the pictures on TV about the wall coming down. I myself was one of the lucky ones who were able to go to Berlin in the winter of 1989 and collect a piece of the Berliner Mauer (the Berlin Wall). We saw the East…

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