Author Archives: Nicolette Stewart

About Nicolette Stewart

Nicolette Stewart is a freelance writer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She discusses books at www.bookpunks.com and life in Germany and tiny houses at www.clickclackgorilla.com. Find her on Twitter @bookpunks

The Week in Germany: Tanken, Caves, Berlin

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Filling Up on Summer

“You know that feeling you get on a Sunday afternoon. It’s late summer and the sun is still strong and warm, but it is losing its lemony light. It is turning golden, and the afternoons feel like they’ll slip out the back door if you turn your back for a second, rather than hang around for what seems like forever, finally bowing out well after everyone else is tucked up in bed. That sense of endlessness that colours the crisp mornings of Spring, that feeling of ‘we have time’ that seeps into June days, has disappeared, and in its place settles the knowledge that all of this colour, all of this light, is changing.” Read the rest of the essay on Liv Hambrett’s blog.

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Wordless Wednesday: German Roamers

We’re switching things up here at Wordless Wednesday (oh no, WORDS, I have broken the Wordless Wednesday code!) and instead of sharing a regular old photo (gorgeous and interesting as they often were), featuring our favorite Instagram photo from the previous week every Wednesday, or a handful from our favorite accounts.  If you’d like to be considered for a feature, tag your photos with #myyounggermany. See you behind the camera.

For our debut, we’re featuring one of our favorite Instagram accounts, German Roamers. Their photos are truly extraordinary.

Let’s get lost in this german fairytale. Photo by @hannes_becker #roamsaxony

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Welcome to Hamburg: The Migrant Expats Show You the Hansestadt

Every week on the Young Germany Instagram account we feature a different expat in a different German city. Last week we got to know Hamburg via The Migrant Expats. Check out some of their most popular photos and follow us on Instagram to get to know Frankfurt a little better this week!

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The Week in Germany: Berlin, Hamburg, Summertime, Etc

The dog days of summer. Photo copyright Karl-Josef Hildenbrand, dpa

The dog days of summer. Photo copyright Karl-Josef Hildenbrand, dpa

It has been very hot so you should probably go swimming in Berlin.

Maybe at Strandbad Wannsee. Or at Sacrower See. Or maybe go stand-up paddle boarding. The options sound pretty much endless. It’s no Venice, but in its way, Berlin is a water city.

Meanwhile, everybody is talking about Wedding.

The New York Times say its the next big thing, whatever that even means any more.  If you’d like to find out for yourself, Slow Travel Berlin offer a Wedding tour that you should probably take.

Or you could just ignore Berlin and go to Hamburg.

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Expat Life in Berlin in Pictures with Sole Satisfaction

This week on Young Germany’s Instagram account, we’ve got an insider look into expat life in Berlin with photos from Kate of Sole Satisfaction.  Her photos will make you wish you lived there too…so come on over and follow along. Check out a few examples of her lovely photos, every one a story:

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The Week in Germany: Urban Tenting, Grade Conversion, Black Forest Trifle

The dog days of summer. Photo copyright Karl-Josef Hildenbrand, dpa

The dog days of summer. Photo copyright Karl-Josef Hildenbrand, dpa

Letters From Berlin

“I first visited Berlin in the spring of 2008 when I stayed with a friend in Kreuzberg. As we roamed the city, we bumped into people he knew at every turn, even though he had only been living there a few months. A vegan poet cooked us dinner, we rode the U-Bahn without paying, we went to a party in an abandoned warehouse where one of the musicians was, by coincidence, someone I had met the day before in a bookshop. I found all of this unbelievably cool. In Berlin, I felt unbelievably cool. Yes, it was grey and gritty, but there was space, it was cheap, the cafés were filled with unemployed creatives from around the world and a glass of wine was only 1.50 euros.” Read more.

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