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added on 22/01/2013 by: toddy304
Germans can be pretty serious people, but there are myriad funny things about how they live, work, and play. Here is a look at some of these peculiarities, along with general observations about an American life in Europe.
 tags: Berlin, Culture, Daily life, Food, Germany
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The Germans are Coming!...to Mallorca  Posted on 08/07/2013
Intrepid Balearic Island traveler Greg Gottsacker breakingthe all-inclusive mold. Photo: G. Gottsacker.Though the Chinese recently dethroned the Germans as top cumulative spenders on tourism, they remain the top per capita spenders on the...
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Leading You Down the Kleingarten Path  Posted on 07/09/2013
One of Berlin's many Kleingartenanlagen (allotment garden complex). Youmight find peace and quiet, but only if you follow the myriad rules andregulations! (Photo: Christoph Diepes)She (or he) who seeks the quintessence of Germanic...
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Solstice-to-Solstice with the Berlin Fernsehturm  Posted on 06/04/2013
Some would point to the Brandenburg Gate as the most prominent Wahrzeichen (emblem or symbol) of Berlin, but in the post-Berlin Wall period, I think more and more people would point to the fantastically pointy Fernsehturm – or TV...
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Dubbing Trouble and the German Kino  Posted on 05/28/2013
Das Kino, Berlin style.When I moved in Berlin for the first time in 2010, I met a guy who had set the lofty goal of visiting every Kino (movie theater) in Berlin at least once. An ambitious and time-intensive undertaking to say the least,...
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German Beer: Past, Present and Future (Part 2)  Posted on 04/15/2013
Ludger Berges' Hopfen & Malz shop in Berlin-Wedding.(Photo: Philip Husemann)"Berlin was waiting for good beer" – this was shop owner Ludger Berges' reply upon being asked why he decided to open his...
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German Beer: Past, Present, and Future (Part 1)  Posted on 03/21/2013
"We can better conquer Germania with beer than with weaponry." These choice words from Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century give an indication of just how far back in time the Germans' love for beer reaches. In the...
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Atomkraft? Nein Danke. Energiewende? Ja bitte.  Posted on 03/12/2013
In June of 2011, Germany made perhaps the most significant and gutsy move made by any nation to date in order to boost renewable energy production and (eventually) reduce emissions. In the wake of the Fukushima disaster (which marked its...
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Notes from the German Underground  Posted on 03/01/2013
The Chermans love David Hasslehoff...and Alf. (Photo: Notes of Berlin)There are many fascinating written genres in the German language, but one of the most fleeting and briefest also happens to be the most amusing and informative of them...
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