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Germans Can Be Funny! – The City That Exists But Not Really Posted by on Jun 4, 2021

There are many annoying stereotypes associated with the Germans – they’re so efficient and orderly that they have absolutely no sense of humor, fun or relaxation. But Germans can be funny, too! So in this series, we’ll prove, in a very orderly way, that yes, we, people of Germany, are absolutely capable of having a…

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The Petersglocke: Germany’s Massive Cathedral Bell Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

Petersglocke Cologne Kölner Dom Cathedral

The Petersglocke (f, St. Peter’s Bell) is one of the largest swinging bells in the world. It has its home in the Kölner Dom (m, Cologne Cathedral), a breath-taking cathedral with a long history and many records of its own. Known locally also as Dicker Pitter (Big Peter), the Glocke weighs about 24.000 kilograms (53.000 pounds) and measures 3.22 meters (10.5 feet) across…

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Why Germany’s Record-Breaking Cathedral Is So Impressive Posted by on Apr 16, 2021

Right next to the Hauptbahnhof (m, central station), the Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral) is one of the first things you’ll see when visiting the city in Nordrhein-Westfalen (North-Rhine Westphalia). It’s a cathedral with many world records in its name. What makes it so impressive? It’s been a long time coming The massive Kathedrale (f, cathedral) was only…

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