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What to Wear at a German Christmas Market

by Alie of The Erlangen Expat and Starting Over in Stuttgart

Photo public domain Photographer: Martin Spiske

Photo public domain Photographer: Martin Spiske

Now I’m no fashionista but I wish that someone had prepared me for a how cold it could get and how crowded the markets might be. I struggled with getting a balance between warm enough and not unattractively bundled up like an enormous snowman, so I put together some outfit suggestions for days (and evenings) out at the markets. To give you some ideas.

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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: Bratwurst, Oktoberfest, and Tourism

Lion paws, photo Andre Herzog

Honk if you love Bratwurst.

Then read A Sausage Has Two’s Ultimate Bratwurst Guide.

Have scholarships, will study.

An overview of scholarships in Germany over on Eight Hours and Change should help get you started with your search for one of your own.

Come to Germany, visit some stuff.

For example the half-timber houses of Monschau. Or Nabburg, Germany. Or just look at some pictures of women in Berlin with their bicycles.

Oktoberfest is coming…

Do you have your dirndl or lederhosen ready? If not, here is some advice on getting Lederhosen and here is some advice on getting a dirndl.

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100 Interesting Facts About Germany

by California Globetrotter

Photo copyright dpa

Photo copyright dpa

1. Germans are the second biggest beer consumers in the world after the Czechs!

2. Therefore, I need to mention that in Bavaria, beer is considered food.

3. The youngest billionaire in Germany is the German Prince Albert II von Thurn und Taxis right here in Regensburg!

4. At the moment, Germany is Europe’s strongest economy.

5. There are 1,300 breweries in Germany with over 5,000 different variations of beer.

6. During WWI, Germany was the first country to start using Daylight Savings.

7. Apparently, Germany was one of the last countries to ban smoking indoors in restaurants and the workplace because government officials were afraid to imitate Nazi officials who looked down upon smoking.

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Life in Wiesbaden, Germany

Morning, readers. Today I’m giving the Young Germany microphone to British expat foodie and travel writer Christie of A Sausage Has Two. But she won’t be on the blog. She’ll be over on Young Germany’s Instagram account all week sharing pictures of her life in Wiesbaden, Germany. Ever wondered what the day to day of expat life is really like? Follow her photos to find out.

Every week in August we’ll be featuring a different expat Instagramer in a different German city to give you a diverse view into expat life in Germany. Tune in!

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Traditional Bavarian Weißwurst

by California Globetrotter

Weißwurst. Photo copyright dpa

Weißwurst. Photo copyright dpa

Bavarians are proud to eat their Weißwurst – a soft white sausage usually eaten for breakfast with a salted pretzel and a glass of beer. There is a saying that the sausages should never hear the chime of the 12 o’clock bells, therefore, they are to be eaten only in the mornings.

If one is to learn to become a true Bavarian, then one needs to learn to cook, peel and eat a Weißwurst like real Bavarian. Although, when I say eat, I really mean the traditional way. The traditional way, called “zuzeln” is by sucking the wurst out of the skin. But, I will save that for only diehards looking to do things the traditional way. I know my Bavarian family would be ashamed of me for saying this, but I will stick with slicing, peeling and then cutting my Weißwurst into pieces like a normal person. :)

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Why You Will Never Be the Same After Living in Germany

by California Globetrotter

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1. No Beer Festival Will Ever Compare

Admit it, Germans know how to do Beer festivals better than anyone else in the world! After going to Oktoberfest or any other beer festival in Germany, all others will seem boring compared to that time you went to Dult!

2. Schloss Neuschwanstein will make you feel like a Disney Princess

There aren’t many castles that compare to the magnitude of beauty that inspired Walt Disney to add the image of the castle before every Disney movie. All your dreams will come true here!

3. Once you go German beer, there is no going back to American beer

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