Category: German society

Big Trouble in Lower Saxony

In genereal the train network in Germany is very good. It will get you to most places...

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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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Can I Drink Tap Water Safely in Germany?

Many expats in Germany are unsure abou t whether or not to drink tap water in Germany....

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Expats, why is making friends in Germany so difficult?

I was late and as I entered the bar I noticed the banner reading “happy birthday”. I...

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Sport machen: exercising in Germany

[False Friend alert: Sport machen in German is closer to ‘doing exercise’ in English, not necessarily playing...

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A Short History of German Space Travel

To be honest, when I first had the idea of writing about German space travel, I didn’t...

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How to use Public Transport in Germany without Schwarzfahren

Getting around in a city you don’t know can’t be much easier than by just using public...

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The Bonn Women’s Museum – World’s first squatted Museum

Marianne Pitzen is a self-effacing artist who found a need and filled it. Pitzen was born in...

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German in Advertisement and Marketing

English is the language of advertisement and marketing and it is also often used by German companies...

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Modern Art in Germany – The Weserburg Museum in Bremen

Referring to itself as “the museum in the river,” the Weserburg is being unnecessarily and endearingly modest...

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