Author Archives: Nicolette Stewart

About Nicolette Stewart

Nicolette Stewart is a freelance writer based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. You can read more of her tales of marauding, plunder, and international gorilla conspiracy at www.clickclackgorilla.com or find her talking about books on Twitter @bookpunks

The Week in Germany: Jobs, July Eats, Soccer, and Aldi

Gutaussehender Geschäftsmann drückt die JA Taste auf einen virtuellen Schirm

Getting a Job in Germany

A lot of people write to us asking about how to find a job in Germany.  In this blog post, Australian expat Geek Mädel weighs in on the question.  Read the post here.

July Eats in Germany

“July in south-central Germany: the sun is hot and high in the sky and seasonal eating is all about fruit.  In the orchards, plump stone fruits hang heavily from the trees; at the farmers’ markets, stands are laden with fat, oozing plums and apricots and the berries are so ripe and plentiful that you can buy them on the cheap for making jam.  Twice a week in July I return home from the marketplace weighed down by bags of sweet, juicy locally-grown fruit: if you’re enjoying the summer crops of berries and stone fruits as much as I am, then here are a few ideas with what to do with them all…”  Read more about what to eat in Germany on Eating Wiesbaden.

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So Long, World Cup

It’s hard to believe that the World Cup is already over.  And with Germany coming out on top, what a lot of fun it has been.  We’ve had thirteen bloggers covering the ups and downs of the event since the beginning, and we wanted to take a moment to thank all of them for writing and all of you for reading and commenting.

We ended up with a total of 60 World Cup posts (which you can still find here if you just want to keep reliving the event) with Joshua Burns as our blogging superstar with over 18 percent of the posts.  Here here.  Thank you so much guys!

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The Week in Germany: The Ball Is in Your Court

Photo copyright dpa

Photo copyright dpa

This week the ball is in your court: Your faithful YG Editor is off on vacation and won’t be around to comb the blogs for the most interesting Germany-related posts to share here.  Instead, I hoped that you all might tell me what the week’s best was: Just add a link in the comments if you’ve read an interesting blog or news post about Germany this week.  I look forward to catching up with them all when I get back.  And have a great weekend!

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The Week in Germany: Another DIY Edition

"Love locks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke in Cologne.  Photo courtesy Nina Groznykh

“Love locks” on the Hohenzollernbrücke in Cologne. Photo courtesy Nina Groznykh

This week the ball is in your court: Your faithful YG Editor is off on vacation and won’t be around to comb the blogs for the most interesting Germany-related posts to share here.  Instead, I hoped that you all might tell me what the week’s best was: Just add a link in the comments if you’ve read an interesting blog or news post about Germany this week.  I look forward to catching up with them all when I get back.  And have a great weekend!

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Words on Wednesday (And Pictures): Corvey

Blick auf Corvey von der Weser aus (c) Kulturkreis Höxter-Corvey gGmbH Sigurd Elert

Blick auf Corvey von der Weser aus (c) Kulturkreis Höxter-Corvey gGmbH
Sigurd Elert

Corvey has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list and to celebrate we have some lovely pictures of the castle and Westwerk to share with you.  As we reported last week, “The committee stated that the Carolingian westwork and the Civitas Corvey from the Early Middle Ages stood testimony to the abbey’s extraordinary universal value. The westwork in Höxter, in North Rhine-Westphalia, is the only surviving example from Carolingian days and combines quite exceptionally Carolingian architecture with models from Classical Antiquity to create a veritable artwork, the committee found. Moreover, the imperial abbey was an intellectual, religious and political centre in France at the time, and played a decisive role in Europe. The Benedictine monastery was founded in 822 by the ruling Carolingian dynasty. The monastery, along with its school and library, was one of the key institutions teaching Christian culture in the Middle Ages. The westwork was built between 873 and 885 and decisively shaped Occidental architecture. To this day, the mythological figures that reference Classical Antiquity remain a special feature–the fathers of the Church integrated the images into the Christian world view.”

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