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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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Interesting German Places: Olympiapark, Munich Posted by on May 15, 2019

Guten Tag! It can be fascinating to learn the history behind seemingly ordinary buildings and places. Today we’ll look at one such place, namely the Olympiapark in Munich. Olympiapark The Olympiapark München (Olympic Park, Munich) is a huge venue in Oberwiesenfeld. Originally created for die Olympische Sommerspiele 1972 (1972 Summer Olympic Games), it is used…

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German Culture In The USA Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

Guten Tag! When you think about countries relating to the German language and culture, the first (perhaps only) countries that come to mind are Germany and Austria. But there are, in fact, many countries around the world that have German as a second or minority language, with towns & cities that have German roots. Today…

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Tauchgondel – What Is This? Posted by on Oct 13, 2016

You may have come across the picture below while logging in on your Windows computer. Or somewhere else! This odd thing is in Germany. At the coast. But what is it? Just scroll down and find out. The Tauchgondel A Tauchgondel is in a way similar to a Taucherglocke (diving bell), which allows a Taucher (diver) to submerge himself longer. The Tauchgondel is…

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