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400,000 Lego Bricks: German Fans Build Life-Size Model of VW Camper

Visitors who take a closer look at a white Volkswagen camper van on display at a leisure fair in Germany are in for a big surprise. It looks like the real thing but this life-size, 5-metre camper van is made of Lego bricks – 400,000 of them. The Lego version …

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Duo S!sters to Represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest

“Sisters” to fly the flag for Germany Duo S!sters are to represent Germany at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in May, after winning the most votes in a televised competition. The duo comprises two young women: 19-year-old Carlotta from Hanover and 26-year-old Laurita from Wiesbaden. They beat six other acts …

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Do You Like Rock Music?

How one German bar came to be one of the most beloved, rock music venues in the country. The city of Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia may live under the shadow of its big neighbor Dusseldorf, but a local bar is taking the live music scene by storm. Located a short …

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Food & Drink

Wurst Night’s Sleep at Sausage Hotel

German butcher opens bratwurst-themed sausage hotel. In an age where local butchers are under threat from online shopping and the growing vogue for meat-free lifestyles, one butcher in Germany has come up with a novel way of bringing in customers: a sausage hotel, complete with authentic decorations. Welcome to the …

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“Dinner for One” Postage Stamp

Fans of the British comedy sketch Dinner for One won’t have to wait until New Years Eve to see the characters in the classic on German television. Now they can see Miss Sophie and her butler James on a special postage stamp. Unveiled on Thursday by the German Post Office …

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Headbanging and Headbands in Germany

Forget Zumba – the latest musical fitness craze is Metalza, a form of aerobics with a heavy metal soundtrack. Its German creator says it’s a fun way to get fit, though some experts say violent headbanging should be approached with caution. Screeching guitars and angry lyrics by the band Oomph! …

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