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German Quiz: Halloween, Oktoberfest and Emotions Posted by on Nov 17, 2017

Hello and welcome to another quiz! I hope you’ve been reading the last few posts as this quiz is about Halloween, Oktoberfest and an older post about expressing Emotions. If you want to refresh your memory before taking the quiz, you can read about the topics here, here and here. Good luck! Richtig oder Falsch?…

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Oktoberfest Beer Posted by on Sep 19, 2017

On Saturday Oktoberfest – the world’s biggest Volksfest (carnival), began! This means Munich is filled with people wearing Lederhosen and Dirndl (traditional Bavarian clothing) who may have had one too many beers. I’m not really a beer lover, the only time I drink beer is actually at Oktoberfest, where I order a Radler (beer and…

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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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German-American Day Posted by on Oct 5, 2016

Guten Tag! I’m bringing you this post today in light of a special day tomorrow, October 6th 2016. Tomorrow is German-American Day in the USA! This is a day to celebrate the German heritage in America. Specifically, it commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families settled in Philadelphia and subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania…

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German Vocabulary For Autumn Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

Hallo! As my favourite season is upon is (Herbst – autumn) I decided there would be nothing better than a little post on all things Herbst in German.     Herbstwetter (autumn weather) is beautiful. It’s kühl (cool) outside, often windig (windy) but nevertheless nice and sonnig (sunny). At times it can be rather regnerisch…

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Changes to Oktoberfest 2016 Posted by on Sep 20, 2016

It’s that time of year again! Oktoberfest started last Saturday and will run till the third of October. Following this year’s events around the world, Oktoberfest has enhanced its safety procedures to make sure that all visitors are in a safe environment. I’ve listed the changes below (don’t worry, there aren’t that many!) and if…

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5 Places to Visit in Germany 2016 Posted by on Jan 18, 2016

Ein Frohes Neues Jahr!! Ich hoffe ihr hattet schöne Weihnachten und seid gut ins neue Jahr gerutscht! If one of your new year’s resolutions is to come and visit Germany, then this is the post for you. Here is a list of some great places to visit in Germany; some of them I’ve been to…

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