Wordless Wednesday: Impressions from the Leipzig Book Fair

The Leipzig Book Fair toook place from March 12-15 this year.  Watch their website for news of next year’s event.  The photos below are courtesy of the Leipzig Buchmesse Pressestelle.

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My Five Favorite and Least Favorite German Dishes

by Alie of The Erlangen Expat and Starting Over in Stuttgart

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Food glorious food! No, German cuisine is not renowned the world over, but then again neither is British food and I bloody love that stuff.

So todays 5×5 is food inspired, in part by a blog I’m loving at the moment FoodEssen (go check out some wonderful German American foodiness) and part because I really love food, don’t you?

Five best German dishes 

Schweinshaxe – Pork knuckle. Only order this if you are hungry, and even then be prepared to admit defeat and take the remains home in a doggy bag. Usually huge, with crispy crackling and meat that just melts off the bone, oh and bonus it comes with gravy, proper meat gravy (sometimes flavoured with beer or cinnamon) like your grandma used to make.

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One Year in Germany: WM Fever

by Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

The end-of-term workload has begun to pile up quickly. While I’ve been managing to chip slowly away at my three final papers, a game theory exam is still looming on the horizon. To top it off, I’ve got a German C-1 level proficiency exam next week, which will determine if I have the language skills to directly enroll in a master’s program here in Berlin. I’m familiar with the stress from the winter semester, but it’s nevertheless going to be a long couple of weeks before everything is officially over. Luckily however, the World Cup (German: Weltmeisterschaft, or simply WM) is in full swing and helps to take my mind off of all the work. It’s become all the more exciting now that Deutschland has moved on to the final round of the tournament after this week’s remarkable 7:1 victory over Brazil.

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The Week in Germany: Learning German, Blockupy, 1991 Berlin, and Something to Laugh About

Photo: Gratisography

Photo: Gratisography

Wondering why you’re not learning German quickly?

Around the Wherever lists some habits that might be hindering your progress here.

If you followed Blockupy in the news last week

Stadtkind FFM has a link collection of Frankfurt websites that covered or commented on the happens in the city on March 18th.  Find it here.

Travel back in time in Berlin

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The Germans Have a Word for It

by Alie of The Erlangen Expat and Starting Over in Stuttgart

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Copyright dpa

A lot of articles point at German for being a complicated language full of compound words (you know the ones that hurt your head), but it’s also filled with words that describe a whole situation in one word.

These are some of my favourites :

The present a man brings home when he has stayed out too late or done something wrong ‘Drachenfutter’ literally dragon food.

The feeling of comfiness, coziness and all being well with the world, usually when you have a drink in hand ‘Gemütlichkeit’.

To get together over coffee and chat (or rather, gossip) ‘der Kaffeeklatsch’.

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One Year in Berlin: How German Unis Work

by Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

Photo courtesy Patrick Molligo

As my time in Berlin slowly creeps to a close one of the thoughts that’s constantly been on my mind is the impending “reverse culture shock” that so many travelers have warned me about. I may have spent 20 years of my life in the US, but I have a feeling that a year in Germany has done away with many of my American habits and rituals.

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