Author: Michael Schmitz

Getting married in Germany: A Primer

If you are thinking about getting married in Germany, or if you are considering a civil partnership...

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Getting married and wedding traditions in Germany

Wedding Traditions in Germany: Getting married in Germany involves going to the magistrate’s office (Standesamt) because only...

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Traditions around childbirth in Germany

Childbirth in Germany: Now I will note that I am an American, and as such, found some...

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German Birthdays – Tradition upon Tradition

In many countries, birthdays are an occasion to celebrate that the person involved has survived another year....

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How to prepare for Studienkolleg in Germany

So your qualifications are not considered enough for studying at a university in Germany? Time to check...

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3. Oktober – Tag der Deutschen Einheit – German Unity day

A short history and overview over the German unity day, der Tag der Deutschen Einheit on Oct...

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Why do some Israelis have German-sounding names?

The brief answer to why some Israelis have german-sounding names would be “because of Ashkenazim” – Jewish...

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The Beginning of May – May 1st in Germany

A Holiday for Workers as well as Welcoming Spring! The beginning of May has long been celebrated...

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The Master’s Degree – Studying in Germany

If you plan to study in Germany at the level of the Master’s degree, in some ways...

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Bachelor degree in Germany: the three considerations

So you’ve looked at our previous articles on studying in Germany, and you want to do your...

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