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Dasselbe and das Gleiche – Not the same at all Posted by on Jun 26, 2013

A colleague of mine posted this image on our German facebook last week. As it turned out, many people don´t know the difference between “dasselbe” and “das Gleiche”. So we want to give you a little help to understand the meaning of these two phrases.   First of all you can see that “dasselbe” and…

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Rock am Ring Posted by on Jun 12, 2013

Today I´m going to tell you something about Germany´s biggest music festival called Rock am Ring that took place last weekend at the Nürburgring. Due to its size it already might be familiar to some of you, but trotzdem (nevertheless) in my opinion it´s worth an article about German culture. As every year the line…

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Land unter! (Land submerged) Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

Hochwasser in Regensburg

Hi everyone, yesterday was the first day since weeks that I saw the sun (honestly!). What a strange but totally liberating feeling. Though it is June, the last weeks have been affected by dark grey, cold temperatures and heavy rain. Already in May I wondered if the gulf stream ran dry… Well, it finally seems…

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Solution – What do you know about Germany? Posted by on Apr 26, 2013

Here´s the solution to the quiz I published some days ago. Compare it to yours… 1. How many residents are there approximately in Germany? About 82,45 Million. 2. Name three rivers in Germany! Rhein, Donau, Elbe, Neckar, Spree… 3. How many “Bundesländer” are there in Germany? Name three of them, including their capitals. There are…

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What do you know about Germany? A little quiz. Posted by on Apr 24, 2013

Hi everyone, due to the sunny weather over here, I´m in the mood to give you a little quiz about Germany. Test your knowledge about the country! Here we go… 1. How many residents are there approximately in Germany? 2. Name three rivers in Germany! 3. How many “Bundesländer” are there in Germany? Name three…

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Treasury of words – An easy exercise Posted by on Mar 27, 2013

I know, I know…learning vocabulary isn´t always fun and sometimes it surely costs some effort to do so. That´s why I don´t want to annoy you. But with this little exercise, you can check your status  pretty good. Even if you don´t know all the words! In my opinion this one is relatively easy, so…

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Solution – cloze Posted by on Mar 15, 2013

Here´s the solution to the cloze I published some days ago. Compare it to yours… 1. neue, rote, dunkle, groß, kleinere 2. gelben, schöne, neuen, schönen 3. dunklen, braune, braune, modern 4. schwarzen, schön, teuer, echtem, teurer 5. elegante, hoch, billigeren 6. interessante, Junge, intelligente, netten, humorvollen, harmonisches 7. ungebildeten, gekühlten, gebackenem, unerhört 8. lautem…

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