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The Week in Germany: What Have You Been Reading?

German vineyard. Photo courtesy A.H.

German vineyard. Photo courtesy A.H.

This week the ball is in your court: YG is in England this week 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: Voting, Blogging, and Learning German

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People who live, work, and pay taxes in Germany should be allowed to vote in Germany.

I know I would appreciate having the chance.  Monday on The Local

SPD Vice-President Ralf Stegner said on Sunday that “people who live, work, pay taxes, should also be allowed to vote. Why should we withhold this essential civil right from them?””  Read the entire article here.

Advice for bloggers in Europe. How to make the money happen.

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Destination Germany: Sailing in Brandenburg

When you think about summer vacation and water sports in Germany, you probably think about the North Sea, or the Baltic Sea.

Sailing in Brandenburg (dpa)

Sailing in Brandenburg (dpa)

But there’s a wealth of water sports right at the outskirts of Berlin: there are 3,000 lakes to swim in and lots of ways to explore Brandenburg’s waterways by boat – even with an old sailing yacht.
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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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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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The Week in Germany: Food, Fun, and Absolutely No Football

Photo coypright dpa / picture alliance

Photo coypright dpa / picture alliance

Today is Indepence Day in America.  But meh, we’re in Germany, so we’ve got other things to think about.  Particularly the World Cup.  We cover the World Cup enough during the week, so you can be assured that this week’s Week in Germany post will be a soccer-free zone for now.  So what’s been up in Germany around the blogosphere this week?

Autobahn survival tips from Lehrerwerkstatt

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The Week in Germany: Do-It-Yourself Edition

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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