Expat Life: Valentine’s Day in Germany

by California Globetrotter

Photo copyright CHROMORANGE / Barbara Neveu, dpa

Photo copyright CHROMORANGE / Barbara Neveu, dpa

Today is the eve of Valentine’s Day and I have yet to see any Valentine’s Day hearts and kisses, flowers of red, white and pink in the windows of shops and restaurants. Why is that you might ask? Well there is a reasonable explanation for this.

Not until after the Second World War, did Valentine’s Day really start to make its way to Germany. Just like Halloween, it’s mostly considered a commercialized American holiday. It was brought over when American soldiers brought their traditions to Europe. It has been traditionally celebrated in English-speaking countries and in France (naturally, the land of loooove).

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Berlinale Blogger 2016: International film journalists report from the Berlinale

Who is in with a chance of picking up the Golden Bear, what issues are young filmmakers around the world interested in, and which films are the hot topic of discussion at parties and in cinema foyers? International bloggers and film journalists will be following the Berlinale on behalf of Goethe.de – in interviews, critiques and background reports.

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival will begin on 11 February 2016. Bloggers and film journalists from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Norway and Spain will be in Berlin on behalf of the Goethe-Institut to report on Germany’s leading film festival and this year’s festival programme.

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Life in Germany: Valentine’s Day on the Top of the World

by California Globetrotter

Photo courtesy California Globetrotter

Photo courtesy California Globetrotter

Last Valentine’s Day, Hans and I spontaneously at the last minute decided to take a day trip instead of stressing over the pressure of buying the right gift or surprise. We decided to get up super-doooper early (ugh!) and take the train to Zugspitze – Germany’s tallest mountain! We couldn’t have come up with a more enjoyable way to spend our Valentine’s Day together.

The train ride to Garmish-Partenkirchen was absolutely beautiful. I pulled my book out once to read only to put it back a few minutes later because I couldn’t take my eyes off the beautiful snow. Once we got closer, the villages were surrounded by country side covered in snow with lots of little sheds sporadically spread out in the fields.

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Start of the Fourth Season: #180sec – Berlin

Berlin: A future without rubbish

Everybody else calls it “rubbish”; Simone of the Material Mafia calls it “resources”. Rescued from the dumpster, objects declared as useless are given a new meaning: grain sacks become seat cushions, old plywood a lodge in the Berlin Prinzessinnengarten. There, Simone dreams of the future, a future without rubbish.

Click on the image to start the video: Season 4 "Tomorrow", #180sec - Berlin

Click on the image to start the video: Season 4 “Tomorrow”, #180sec – Berlin

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Wordless Wednesday: Berlin on Instagram

One of our favorite instagramers about Berlin is @berlinstagram

Check this cool photo of the Schlossstraße U-Bahn station:

Most instagrammers ignore this #Berlin U-Bahn station, so I went here to give it some instalove! 💆

Ein von Michael Schulz | Berlin (@berlinstagram) gepostetes Foto am

Learn more about this particular U-Bahn station at wikipedia

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Berlin Fashion Week January 2016: Emre Erdemoğlu

Last day of the Berlin Fashion Show in January 2016 – Fashion designer Emre Erdemoğlu

Emre Erdemoğlu graduated from the fashion design department of Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, fine arts.

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All photos: Cosima Scholz for styleranking.de

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Berlin Fashion Week, January 2016 – Day 3

Baldessarini, photo: Cosima Scholz for styleranking.de

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Baldessarini, photo: Cosima Scholz for styleranking.de

All photos: Cosima Scholz for styleranking.de

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