Category Archives: Living in Germany

My Top Five European Capitals: Number 2

by Sebastian Cuevas

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Berlin. Arm aber sexy. Berlin is the next city I’m planning on moving to, just like everybody else here in Germany. Though the more alternative types are now moving to Leipzig, Berlin is still a very hot destination for people from Germany and beyond. Though the massive influx of rich Swabians and the ensuing gentrification has driven rent prices up, Berlin is still immensely attractive. While moving to Berlin is now mainstream and unoriginal here in Germany, Berlin, to me, hasn’t lost its magic. EDIT: I moved to Berlin on October 1, 2015.

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A Weekend in Alsace: Bikes and Bunkers

by Sebastian Cuevas

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A little less than a year ago, my good friend Jonas and I set out to bike along a stretch of the Maginot Line, in Alsace. The fortifications of the Maginot Line pepper France’s border with Germany. Further defensive installations were built along the rest of France’s international borders to the East, from the North Sea to the Mediterranean.

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Introducing Seb…Our Newest Guest Blogger

Welcome Seb! Seb blogs at Between Distances, and in the near future you will find him on Young Germany every Tuesday.

Seb of Between Distances

Seb of Between Distances

My name is Seb. I was born in California and raised in Mexico. I’ve been living in Germany for the past 6 six years.

I am American, Mexican, and I guess now somewhat German too, though I try not to be any of those. I’ve been living abroad on my own for almost 11 years now. I hold a B.A. in History and Slavic Philology and an M.A. in Eastern European History, both from the University of Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest.

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Wordless Wednesday: Kaffee und Kuchen on Nordenei

Today’s Wordless Wednesday photos come from Instagramer Kaffee und Kuchen. Tag your photos with #myyounggermany to be considered for a feature!

Love the red brick buildings on Norderney. #Norderney #Germany #Deutschland #myyounggermany

Ein von Kaffee und Kuchen (@kaffeeundkuchenblog) gepostetes Foto am

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The Role of German Art

Today Guarav Kedia will be taking over the Young Germany blog to tell you a little bit about his experiences here. He initially came to Germany to do a short intership–or so he thought.  But after working at the University of Stuttgart, he decided to stay and began a MSc degree program. Read more about him here.

Photo: Death to Stock Photos

Photo: Death to Stock Photos

Aristotle once said that the aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Indeed this is what I found in Germany. German art played a major role for me to understand the depth of their shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices.

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The Week in Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, and Bremen

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015. Photo copyright Nicolette Stewart

Running and photography: Two marathons, one city

The blogger behind No Apathy Allowed participated in both recently, and you can read about the Bremen Fotomarathon here and the Bremen Half Marathon here. A little marathoning for everyone.

Speaking of running…

Do you know the places in Berlin where Run Lola Run was filmed? If not, Fotostrasse will fill you in here.

Visit Düsseldorf with Leather and Abel

“I’m not going to beat around the bush here, there was only one reason why we went to Düsseldorf and that was to try the Japanese food. I’ve always heard everyone rave about it and Japanese people travel specifically to this city to eat. I wish I could say it was so amazing that I will do it again, but alas, it wasn’t. The actual city is super cute though.” Read and view more here.

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Wordless Wednesday: Celebrating Your Visa

Today’s Wordless Wednesday photo comes from Kylie Maslen, who has fallen head over heels for Berlin.

If you want to be considered for a Wordless Wednesday feature, tag your photos of Germany with #myyounggermany. See you on Instagram.

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