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Talking German

German Stammtisch – Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Image: digital cat German Stammtisch – An Informal Meeting for German Learners & Speakers. German Stammtisch, language circles, happy hours and conversation groups all have one thing in common: practicing and enjoying German in an informal setting. German conversational groups usually meet in private homes, pubs or restaurants in places …

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Food & Drink

The Chinese Beer with German “Herkunft”

Tsingtao German Beer – A Chinese Brewery with a Unique History. Tsingtao is the brand name of one of the most popular beers that China produces. Pronounced “Ching Dow”, Tsingtao beer is produced in Qingdao (formerly Tsingtao), a major port city that lies around 400 miles south of Beijing. As …

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Living

Talking Billboard Offers Free Train Tickets

How many times have we heard this story?; a bearded man offers complete strangers a free train ticket to join him on top of a mountain in Central Europe. Well, at Zurich train station in Switzerland some lucky commuters were offered just that. In what is an extremely innovative and …

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Living

Surfing in Munich – Germany’s River Riders

The Bavarian capital is a hot spot for surfers, hundreds of miles from the nearest beach, thanks to Munich’s Eisbach River. Munich maybe 500km from the coast, but an ingenious band of surfers has not let the absence of conventional waves put them off. Munich is the birthplace of a …

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Living

Love On The Rhein (Bahn)

Couple Wed on Dusseldorf Tram. The Dusseldorf Tram or “Rheinbahn” is a prominent feature on the city’s roads and plays a crucial role in the lives of thousands of Dusseldorf commuters. For one Dusseldorf couple however, this iconic feature of the city has played a much larger and unexpected role in their lives, …

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Food & Drink

Fried Potatoes – German Style

German Fried Potatoes – Lecker! German Fried Potatoes or Bratkartoffeln is a traditional side dish that is commonly served with pork or steak in Germany. “Bratkartoffeln” are usually prepared by slicing already pre-cooked, boiled potatoes into a hot skillet or frying pan, and historically was a a way of using …

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