Category Archives: Current Events

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

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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: Weird German Food, Bikes in Berlin, Flea Markets, and Heat Waves

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Eating Germany

With Frau Dietz of Eating Wiesbaden.  What three German foods taste better than they look?  She’ll tell you.  She’ll also tell you about a couple that taste worse.  Right here.

Bikes bikes and more bikes

Last week I wrote an article about the many joys of traveling by bike in Germany.  So when I saw a post today on iHeartBerlin about the city’s best bike routes, I figured I might as well roll with the theme.  Find out what those routes are right here.

It has been really frickin hot in Germany

Ask Leather & Abel.

If you like flea markets…

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The Week in Germany: FAQs, Berlin and Berlin, Getting Fired, and Tori Amos

This is a Croatian dog, but OH MY G LOOK AT IT IT'S RIDING IN A LITTLE BIKE SIDE CAR.  Photo copyright dpa

This is a Croatian dog, but OH MY G LOOK AT IT IT’S RIDING IN A LITTLE BIKE SIDE CAR. Photo copyright dpa

Expat bloggers get a lot of questions.

And if you’re reading this, maybe you’d like to hear some answers.  The Erlangen Expat answers some of the most frequently asked right here.

Just in case…

You should probably read this advice about what to do if you are fired from your job in Germany as a non-German citizen.  Down and Out in the EU has some good advice for you right here.

Tori Amos played in Berlin.

Do you wish you were there?  At least you can hear about it from A More Quiet Place.

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World Cup Blog: To Be an Englishman

by Matt Lines

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“…thirty years of hurt, never stop me dreaming” sang Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds in their eponymous hit Three Lions, written for Euro 96. It is now 2014, and in two years’ time it will be 50 years of hurt.

English people are known for their realism, not pessimism you understand, it’s just we assume the worst will happen because with England at the World Cup it always does. Across the internet many articles have popped up looking at the top World Cup moments. One which stood out for me was on Esquire’s “England’s most heart-breaking World Cup moments.” To go through them is to indulge that sadomasochistic side that every football fan has, to relive the traumas and agony. Some were too hard to re-watch, but with all you remembered precisely where you were when they happened.

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Wordless Wednesday: Soccer Fever

Cameroon's goalkeeper Charles Itandje in action during the friendly soccer match between Germany and Cameroon at the Borussia Park stadium in Moenchengladbach, Germany, June 1, 2014. Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa

Cameroon’s goalkeeper Charles Itandje in action during the friendly soccer match between Germany and Cameroon at the Borussia Park stadium in Moenchengladbach, Germany, June 1, 2014. Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa

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