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The Corona Chronicles in Germany Part 1 Posted by on Mar 17, 2020

As the corona virus is taking over the news (and slowly our everyday lives), I thought I would update you on what the situation is like here in Germany (predominantly Bavaria). In case you want more information on the corona virus itself, click here. I live in Munich and there have been many changes to our…

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The Pig In The German Language Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

Guten Tag! The German language has some wonderfully quirky sayings, and sometimes, there is a theme to them. Today we’re looking at German sayings that all have one thing in common: A pig. There are plenty of sayings in German that use the humble Schwein (pig) to make their point. Let’s get straight into them!…

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German Prepositions: All You Need To Know Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

Hello dear German learners! Have you struggled with prepositions like aus, bei, mit, entlang, anhand, während or wegen? German is famous for being hard – but there are rules for all of it! Let’s have a look at how to use German prepositions and to uncover what preposition to use. Known in German as Präpositionen, prepositions are…

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The World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

There is nothing that screams Autumn (and Halloween) more, than pumpkins! Although pumpkins originate from South America, I was surprised to find out that the world’s largest pumpkin festival is actually held in Germany – in Ludwigsburg Castle. This year marks the twentieth year that the Kürbisaustellung (pumpkin exhibition) has been held, with over 400,000…

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The New Law in Germany for E-Scooters Posted by on Aug 27, 2019

As of June this year, a new law has been made to allow Elektrokleinstfahrzeugen (small electric vehicles) to be used without needing a Führerschein (driving license). This means that from the age of 14 and upwards, anyone can buy or rent an E-Scooter and can drive up to 20 km/h on cycle paths (or roads if there…

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Germany’s Illegal Sustainability Trend Posted by on Jun 25, 2019

Sustainability is becoming more important everyday as the world becomes more aware of climate change. However in Germany one sustainability trend is actually illegal. Tonnes of food is thrown away every day, mainly from supermarkets because it is past its sell by date, this however doesn’t mean it isn’t edible. Containern – in English “dumpster…

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German Currency Over The Years Posted by on May 29, 2019

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look at German Geld (money). Germany’s current currency is the Euro, but it’s only been that way since 2002. In this post we’ll look at German currency (die Währung) from over the years. We start in the period of the German Empire. Between 1873 and 1914, German currency was…

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