American football in Germany
Living

American Football in Germany

While the world prepares for Super Bowl LII, American Football in Germany is still an amateur sport, but with 35,000 registered players and a growing fan base, could the gridiron replace the crossbar? Soccer may be the national game in Germany but since the first official German American Football club, …

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Berlin Adidas sneakers train pass
Living

Berlin Sneakers Are Just The Ticket

Berlin’s transport authority and Adidas release a pair of sneakers that doubles as a train pass. A trainer based on the mottled design of the seats in Berlin’s underground trains and including a built-in ticket to ride the city’s public transport network for all of 2018 went on sale on …

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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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