The Week in Germany: SUMMER IS HERE

You know what? It is summer now, so let’s all look at this adorable picture of baby snow leopards at the Wildpark Lüneburger Heide in Nindorf-Hanstedt (Niedersachsen), smile, and then go outside and play.  Have a great weekend.

If you’ve read anything awesome on the internet this week, leave a link in the comments for when we come back inside and are ready to continue our lives on the internet.

Photo copyright Philipp Schulze, dpa

Photo copyright Philipp Schulze, dpa

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Pilsen in 180 seconds

The western Bohemian city of Pilsen immediately evokes the thought of the beer Pilsner Urquell and the erstwhile Škoda factory. In contrast to the beer, the Škoda factory has undergone great changes in the past hundred years: from the once largest arms factory in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy to the manufacturer of locomotives, busses and cable cars and today a place for playful science.

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Ota Heller, on the other hand, has not changed very much: with his trumpet, the passionate folk musician has returned to the place where he worked for forty-four years – with the determination to tell his story as long as he has breath enough.

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Travel Bavaria With German Public Transport

by Alie of The Erlangen Expat and Starting Over in Stuttgart

Photo copyright dpa

Photo copyright dpa

If you can commute by bike to your job, why have a car? For a lot of expats the expense of buying, insuring and running a car in Germany, sometimes for the short period of time that you actually live in the country can prove to be unviable economically.

The good news is that Public transport, biking and walking will get you around for a fraction of the cost and shouldn’t even take you too much longer.

Trains

EC – EuroCity Express -These are the fancy grey trains you see at the station. These trains will connect with other neighbouring European countries. Best to book online for the best price, only get on this train if you have a specific EC ticket.

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Beijing in 180 seconds

Shot within exactly twenty-four hours by teams around film-maker Jian Yi consisting of professionals and amateurs, the film shows how Beijing residents interact with urban space, and how the team perceived space and time on the day of shooting. To the sound of the heartbeats of citizens of Beijing and various levels of place and time that emerge through reports of their dreams, the film captures the realities and fantasies of the city, which is so many things at once: ancient and futuristic, fast and slow, stressful and peaceful – a place where some settle for good, and others never return.

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The Week in Germany: Free Books, Eurovision, and Self-Driving Cars

Covers of two Adam Fletcher books.

The Foreigner Effect

“Sometimes, when foreigners come to a country and integrate into the local culture, they end up liking and enjoying doing things even the locals wouldn’t. These can include all sorts of cultural and traditional activities. One might say, the exoticness attracts the expat who can find no reason for said activity to be embarrassing. Well, this post is about German things which I as a Pakistani expat in the country, love doing or would like to do and which no German I know would ever consider doing. Consider this to be part 1, I’ll write more confessions as I come up with them.” Read more on Confessions of a Pakistani in Germany.

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Paris in 180 seconds

“La Péniche Opéra” is a theatre company. If today it is making a guest appearance at the Bassin de la Villette in Paris’s nineteenth arrondissement, tomorrow it will be docked on the banks of the Spree in Berlin or of the Moldau in Prague. 180 seconds of the Seine, a theatre boat, a new generation, old ideals and a good journey.

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Learn where the “Péniche Opéra” is currently anchored at its website: http://www.penicheopera.com/.

 

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