Category: German politics

The History of the German Language: From Proto-Germanic to Modern Standard...

Are you ready to go on a fascinating journey through the history of the German language, from...

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The Villa Hügel & Krupp Stahl

Just outside Essen, and right alongside the railway tracks (appropriately) lies a stately manor house called The...

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Die Langen Kerls

As far as Prussian King Frederick Wilhelm the First was concerned, size mattered. For his army, that...

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Der Hoff

Germany is certainly a land of cultural surprises; you learn to expect strange connections and differences and...

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The Wilhelm Gustloff

If you asked someone what the worst maritime disaster in history was (in terms of loss-of-life) most...

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The Cologne Cathedral

The first time I heard about the city of Cologne, was when I had a French teacher...

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Mandatory German Naturalization Test for Germans Planned

The ministry for foreign affairs of the Freistaat Obersachsen (Free State Upper Saxony, the counterpart to Niedersachsen...

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Brothers Grimm: the famous stories

Learning German does not just help you get a job with Lufthansa or book a hotel in...

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Is Angela Merkel a Reptiloid (Lizard)?

… to some people at least. The idea that high ranking politicians have been replaced by members...

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German vs English: German now simpler than English

Many German learners struggle with the grammatical genders. Why on earth is a sausage feminine and why...

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