German Glühwein Queen
Food & Drink

Trier: Home to Germany’s Glühwein Queen

Many millions of cups of Glühwein or mulled wine will be drunk in German Christmas markets, but only in Trier is there an official representative for the popular hot drink. Winegrower Sarah Schmitt (21) wears the crown of the German Glühwein Queen. Since its inception in 2008, five women have …

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Talking German

Witz Zwei: Thanks, But No Thanks

Still trying to figure out what to get all the little ones on your Christmas list? While we all know that it’s a blessing to get anything, the truth is, there are certain gifts that most parents would rather you give someone else. Peter ruft seine Tante an: “Ich danke …

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Airbus Christmas tree
Living

Airbus Draws Giant Christmas Tree Over Germany

Flying the world’s largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, can be challenging at the best of times but one pilot created something rather special in the skies over Germany on 13th December – a Christmas tree, complete with decorations. The aircraft will eventually be flown by Dubai-based airline Emirates, but …

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German Christmas joke
Talking German

Witz Eins: Pigs, Helicopters and Fire Engines

With just under two weeks to go until Christmas I thought it would be fun to bring some festive cheer into learning German. So, here we go with “Witz Eins” or “Joke One”. The translation is below so no peeking – Santa is watching! Du fährst mit dem Auto und hältst …

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Alwine German village
Living

East German Village Sells for 140,000 Euros

The tiny hamlet of Alwine in the German state of Brandenburg was sold at auction in Berlin on Saturday, fetching a price of 140,000 euros (164,720 dollars). The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice …

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