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Archive for March, 2016

A Typical German Breakfast Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

I find the day always starts off better when you have a good breakfast. In Germany you usually have a very simple breakfast consisting of German bread, various toppings (butter, jam, sausage etc), boiled eggs, coffee and juice. I personally love this style of breakfast as it’s a bit like a buffet and everyday you can…

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German Nationalparks – Part 7: Sächsische Schweiz Posted by on Mar 29, 2016

This is part 7 of the series here on the German Blog, the German Nationalparks, a series on the 16 National Parks of Germany. Last week, I wanted to make a post as well, but I was in Rome for a week and just couldn’t find the time. In the previous weeks, we went to the Bayerischer…

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Driving In Germany? 2 Words You Need To Know! Posted by on Mar 28, 2016

Guten Tag! Today’s ‘untranslatable words’ theme is all about driving, and today I’ve got two words for you instead of one!   Germany is famous for producing high quality Autos (cars) and for its Autobahn (motorway) – more specifically, for the lack of a speed limit on most German motorways. But if you’re hitting the…

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Understanding Signs and Sayings in German Public Transport Posted by on Mar 15, 2016

Hallo! Sometimes it can be tricky if you’re in a different country and have no idea where to go as you don’t understand the signs or what people are saying. This post will give you the most common words and sentences you will hear as you use die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel (public transport).   To start…

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German Nationalparks – Part 6: Bayerischer Wald Posted by on Mar 11, 2016

This is part 6 of the series here on the German Blog, the German Nationalparks, a series on the 16 National Parks of Germany. Last week, the beauty of the central Harz was highlighted. The week before, we went to the natural glory of the forests of the Eifel. Preceding that, I discussed Park Müritz, and before that park Berchtesgaden, and the mysterious Schwarzwald. Today, it…

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Truly Grimm: German Fairytales Posted by on Mar 11, 2016

Guten Tag! Most people will have heard of die Brüder Grimm (the Brothers Grimm) and their Märchen (fairy tales). Perhaps you’ll have read a few of them, or seen the Disney adaptations of these gruesome stories. But who exactly were these famous German brothers, and what is it like reading their fairy tales in German?…

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German Vocabulary: Drinks Posted by on Mar 8, 2016

Guten Tag! Germany is famous for its food and drink, including Wurst (sausage), Sauerkraut (pickled cabbage) and Bier (beer). German beer is arguably the best in the world (not that I’m biased or anything), and many a friend has joked to me that the only German they know is ‘Ein Bier, bitte’ (‘A beer, please’)…

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