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”.
This is a preview of German Cuisine: Carnival Delights.
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.
This is a preview of Strange German Phrases, Explained.
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.
This is a preview of Are you in love with a German? Tell us your story on Heartbeats….
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.
This is a preview of The German Supermarket Experience…When You’ve Just Arrived in Germany.
Shows, exhibitor and visitor recordsattheleading trade fairsandmorepresentedbrands as never before:That is thesuccessful resultof the firstBerlin FashionWeek thisyear.For four days,Berlin wasdominated bythe latest fashiontrends for the comingautumn and winter season.