German fire engine beer
Food & Drink

Fire Engine on Thirst Fighting Mission

Beer based emergency?  This German fire engine can extinguish any type of thirst. Gerhold Becker and Sonja Heideroth from Borken, a small town in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, own a very special kind of vehicle. They have converted a 31 year-old fire engine previously used by the Bavarian fire …

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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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