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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Drachenfels hills
Places

Trouble on the Drachenfels Donkey Trail

The towering Drachenfels cliff is one of the most popular recreation spots in the “Siebengebirge” (seven mountains) stretch on the Rhine. But the cliff’s rocks have become brittle and now work is under way to try to keep it from breaking apart. Atop the Drachenfels (literally: Dragon Rock), high above …

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Food & Drink

‘Wholesome’ Label Brings Beer Brawl to Top German Court

There are many things to be said about German beer. But a legal fight about an advertising campaign means “wholesome” might soon be a word marketers explicitly can’t use. Germans have a whole vocabulary for beer, with regional dialects and local favourites creating a vast range of choice when choosing …

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Living

Germany Soccer Coach Loew to Stay Until 2022 World Cup

Germany coach Joachim Loew has extended his contract by two years until the 2022 World Cup, the German Football Federation (DFB) announced on Tuesday. If the 58-year-old World Cup-winning coach does stay until the Qatar showpiece, he will have been in charge of Germany for 16 years. A federation statement, which …

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German lighthouse
Places

Dreaming of Escape? Dozens Seek Job in Remote German Lighthouse

Ever wondered what it might be like to quit your desk job and live in a remote lighthouse somewhere? It turns out it’s a real prospect for some. The German North Sea village of Wremen struggled for a long time to find a keeper for its lighthouse, but an advertisement …

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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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