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The German Kur Posted by on Sep 19, 2018

When you need to take a period of sick leave from work, you generally stay at home during that time, right? In Germany, when you`re ill, as part of the Krankenkasse (German health insurance), you can request to be sent on a Kur – a type of spa break. Die Kur – literally ‘the cure’…

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Flutkatastrophe in Deutschland – Flood disaster in Germany Posted by on Jun 12, 2013

Schweiß tropft von meiner Stirn während ich den sandigen Feldweg entlang laufe. (Sweat is dripping off my forehead as I’m running along the sandy farm lane.) An jeder Stelle des Weges, die ich mit meinen Schuhen treffe, hinterlasse ich eine Staubwolke. (I leave a dust cloud at each patch where my shoe hits the ground.)…

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Der Bodensee (Lake Constance) Posted by on Jun 9, 2010

Last weekend my family and I made a one-day trip to Lake Constance so I thought this beautiful region is worth a blog post. Lake Constance is situated in the very south of Germany and its shore adjoins also the borders of Schweiz (Switzerland) and Österreich (Austria). With 536 km² it is the biggest See…

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