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The Kegelbahn – A Uniquely German Experience

Kegeln or German Bowling. My first ever visit to a German bowling alley or “Kegelbahn” was in the town of Mettmann, just east of  Düsseldorf.  One of my friends in Germany had promised to organise a night of bowling when I was next in the country, at his local Kegelbahn …

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Birthdays in Germany
Living

Birthdays in Germany

German Birthday Traditions & Customs. Birthdays in Germany are similar to American and British birthday celebrations, with a few unique exceptions “sprinkled” here and there throughout German-speaking countries. Cake, presents, family and friends are equally important, and no more so than for children. In Germany, a birthday celebration is called …

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