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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Berlin's spring festivals
Places

Blooming Wonderful – Berlin’s Spring Festivals

As the sun’s rays begin to signal that spring is just around the corner, it’s time to head outside and enjoy all that Berlin’s spring festivals have to offer. Berliner Frühlingsfest The Berlin festival season kicked off this year on March 24th with the 47th Berliner Frühlingsfest (Berlin Spring Festival) at the …

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German sparkling wine
Food & Drink

Champagne literally fizzing in Germany

The Champagne market in Europe is worth around €1.4 billion, and while global sales for champagne might have dropped last year, Germany’s thirst for the sparkling wine has continued to grow. In 2016, champagne deliveries to Germany rose by 4.9 per cent to 12.5 million bottles, the Bureau du Champagne …

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2017 Oktoberfest beer price
Food & Drink

Oktoberfest Beer Price Freeze

Good news for fans of the Maß. The beer price is not expected to rise at this year’s Oktoberfest. For the first time in years the city of Munich wants to limit the beer price at the Oktoberfest. According to the plans of Munich Mayor Josef Schmid, who is responsible …

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st martin's day germany
Living

St. Martin’s Day Celebrations in Germany

St. Martin’s Day or Martinstag is one of the most popular saint’s days in Germany, particularly celebrated by children and young people. Martin of Tours was born in the 4th Century and started out as a Roman soldier, later becoming a monk, and because of his exemplary way of life was …

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Halloween in Germany
Living

Trick or Treat? Halloween in Germany

Halloween in Germany. While the tradition doesn’t run as deep as it does elsewhere in the world, many German adults and children still enjoy frights and thrills aplenty . Halloween in Germany is barely two decades old but has already become a popular holiday in the country. While German children say “Süßes oder Saures” (“sweet or …

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