squirrel
Living

German Police Save Man from Squirrel

Help, I’m being chased by a squirrel! A man called German police for help on Thursday after a baby squirrel started to follow him and wouldn’t stop. According to police in Karlsruhe, south west Germany, officers dutifully responded and sent a patrol car to help.  They arrived to witness the end …

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Berlin zigzag cycle path
Living

Zigzag Cycle Route a Challenge for Berliners

Cycling in most cities can be challenging enough, but one particular route in Berlin seems to be designed more for skiers than cyclists. The prize for Berlin’s most absurd bike route would, if it existed, currently go to the Berlin suburb of Zehlendorf. On the quiet Leo-Baeck-Straße cyclists are forced …

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Berlin beer fesitavl
Food & Drink

Hops & Heat – Berlin Beer Festival Gets Underway

Berlin Opens ‘world’s longest beer garden’ in 30+ Temperatures. As Berlin experiences sustained summer temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius, the city on Friday launched a weekend of beer-drinking at the International Beer Festival, which occupies a 2.2-kilometre stretch of a wide, central boulevard. The “world’s longest beer garden,” as the …

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Germany pothole
Living

Germany’s Most Beautiful Pothole to be Peserved

Dazzling tropical colors, miniature plants and a tiny goldfish figure in the middle of it all. What at first glimpse appears to be a magical pond is actually a pothole in the middle of a street. Artist Maren Doerwaldt prompted debate across Germany when she transformed a pothole in a …

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Badeschiff
Places

Chillin’ in Berlin’s Badeschiff

During those sunny summer days in Berlin you may find yourself longing for a refreshing dip, or just somewhere to soak up the sun’s rays, far from the bustle of the city. Lounging beside the river Spree is the Arena Badeschiff, a floating swimming pool which turns into an outdoor …

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Pinkelpause english translation
Talking German

Pinkelpause

The German language is full of surprises. And while the phrase “meine kleine Pinkelpause” may sound cute, you probably might want to consider using another form of endearment for your sweetheart given that Pinkelpause is in fact German for “toilet break”. For one German employee however, what should have been …

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