German sausage hotel
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
Living

“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 fitness in Germany
Living

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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Living

Little Boy Gets His Own Parking Spot in Cutest Possible Way

An act of kindness from a stranger in the German town of Wiesbaden has captured the hearts people across the internet. For the past year, Christine Dietz’s five year old son has been using the same lamppost to secure his bike, but a kind local has gone the extra mile …

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Food & Drink

German Home Brewing on the Rise as Beer Lovers Seek New Tastes

More and more hobby brewers in Germany are making their own beer in the kitchen, the cellar or garage. When it comes to beer, Jan Evermann of Greifswald is uncompromising. Four times a year, the doctor starts up his hobby brewery in his garden. He shreds malt, heats the mash …

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Living

Dirndl Do or Dirndl Don’t? How to Dress for Oktoberfest

For many, Germany’s world-famous beer festival, the Oktoberfest, is not just about enjoying the amber ale – it is also a great excuse to wear an outlandish costume. Whether you attend the actual event in Munich or partake in themed festivities elsewhere, you will likely see people dressed in Austro-Bavarian …

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