Category Archives: German Culture

German Cuisine: Carnival Delights

by Nadia Hassani

Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany

Photo courtesy Spoonfuls of Germany

With carnival last week in Germany, and the cold weather, I felt like indulging in some deep-fried treats. These pastries from southern Germany are called Nonnenfürzchen or Nonnenfürzle. If you understand German, never mind the name, it does not mean what you think. It is based on middle low German and means “what nuns do best”.

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Strange German Phrases, Explained

by Reema Singhal

Photo: Gratisography

Photo: Gratisography

Imagine you’re born in Europe, some place like Germany let’s say, and you’re now all grown up and you catch the disease of wanting to travel somewhere. To some obscure little country tucked away somewhere far in the world that you saw a documentary about ages ago. Let’s say Bhutan (I dare you to tell me where it is—without checking Google).

So you get a map, assemble your back-breaking backpack, and fly down to that lovely little Himalayan country, Bhutan. You’re all hubbly and bubbly and shaky with excited butterflies dancing all over your insides.

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Are you in love with a German? Tell us your story on Heartbeats…

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February is a month for celebrating the people we love.   But Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, and we want to celebrate bi-national couples all year long. If you are dating or married to a German, we’d love to share your story on the deutschland.de blog.

Some people say that the language of love is universal. But what happens when two people from different countries fall in love? On Heartbeats, bi-national couples tell their stories.

On Valentine’s Day we introduced two couples. Marc and Derek are a German-American couple who met in the United States and live in Hamburg. Christie and Bernie are a British-German couple who met in London and now live in Wiesbaden.  Each week we’ll introduce two more couples who found bi-national love.

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The German Supermarket Experience…When You’ve Just Arrived in Germany

by Melissa Alvarado

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Photo via Raumrot

A week had passed since I arrived in Germany, back in June. I was pretty tired of eating out, and I wanted to cook something at home or at least have food in my fridge. So, as anybody would do, I went to the supermarket.

I know! There’s nothing fantastic or worth writing about going to the supermarket… Except when you have absolutely no idea how things are called in German and you end up spending two hours wandering around the halls and starving.

That’s exactly how my first experience in a German supermarket was: Not normal. At all.

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Berlin Fashion Week January 2015 – Day 4

Successful outcome of the Berlin Fashion Week

Shows, exhibitor and visitor records at the leading trade fairs and more presented brands as never before: That is the successful result of the first Berlin Fashion Week this year. For four days, Berlin was dominated by the latest fashion trends for the coming autumn and winter season.

Ewa Herzog (photo: Cosima Scholz)

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Ewa Herzog (photo: Cosima Scholz)

Photos are courtesy of www.styleranking.de – your fashion crew

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Berlin Fashion Week January 2015 – Day 3

The bi-annual German style extravaganza Berlin Fashion Week kicked off with arrays of men’s and women’s fall-2015 collections created by an interesting line-up of both local and international talents.

Esther Perbandt (photo: Cosima Scholz)

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Esther Perbandt (photo: Cosima Scholz)

Photos are courtesy of www.styleranking.de – your fashion crew

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