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Duo S!sters to Represent Germany at Eurovision Song Contest

“Sisters” to fly the flag for Germany Duo S!sters are to represent Germany at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in May, after winning the most votes in a televised competition. The duo comprises two young women: 19-year-old Carlotta from Hanover and 26-year-old Laurita from Wiesbaden. They beat six other acts …

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Do You Like Rock Music?

How one German bar came to be one of the most beloved, rock music venues in the country. The city of Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia may live under the shadow of its big neighbor Dusseldorf, but a local bar is taking the live music scene by storm. Located a short …

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Headbanging and Headbands in Germany

Forget Zumba – the latest musical fitness craze is Metalza, a form of aerobics with a heavy metal soundtrack. Its German creator says it’s a fun way to get fit, though some experts say violent headbanging should be approached with caution. Screeching guitars and angry lyrics by the band Oomph! …

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German baker Axel Schmitt
Food & Drink

German baker plays music to give his bread extra flavour

A baker in Germany claims his bread tastes better because he plays music to his dough at deafening levels – and says he has the science to back it up. “There are two loves in my life,” declares German baker Axel Schmitt. “Music and baking. And so I wondered: What …

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Food & Drink

Leberkäse – A True German Classic

German Leberkäse (sometimes known as Leberkas or Fleischkäse) is an authentic German snack popular in parts of Bavaria, Austria and parts of Switzerland. Similar to a frankfurter and the equivalent of North American meatloaf, the name literally translates from German into “liver” (leber) “cheese” (käse) but thankfully contains neither. In fact, it …

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German pop music in the 1980s
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Cold War Yes, But 80s German Music Was Cool

Deustchland 83 was an engrossing and compelling drama with a cool 80’s soundtrack, but 1983 was not the only time the world listened to German pop music. German music has been very influential since the 1970s, probably more so than any other European country other than the UK. A high profile …

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