Category: German culture

Polonäse Blankenese

An interesting phenomenon I discovered in Germany is a particular compulsion and connection to a processional circle...

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German in Germany: de-active listening

It’s Christmas, my first Deutsche ‘Weihnacht’, and the Germans are all talking … German. This is it....

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Happy birthday in German & German customs and traditions

I am sure that you have already been invited to a birthday party or to a wedding....

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10 Ways to Incorporate German Culture into Your Online Learning Experience

When it comes to learning German, a language with a fascinating history and vibrant traditions, incorporating German...

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Teaching English in Germany

I was teaching a group of engineers in Düsseldorf—my first group class—and there is nothing more German...

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Alternative Christmas Story

A different Father Christmas Story I feel I have to start with a little disclaimer: *There’s a...

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18 fun German words and phrases you need to learn

There are many fun German words - here are 18 which you haven't seen anywhere else yet.

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Tasting German

Before moving to Germany, and even before starting to learn German, I discovered German food, and I...

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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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Balconies

I have always liked balconies. When we were looking for places to rent in Germany, I was...

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