A Very German Christmas

While Christmas traditions vary around the world, some are adopted across the globe. The tradition of the Christmas tree began in Germany. The idea of adding lights to it is credited to Martin Luther, who wanted to recreate the feeling of awe and joy which came over him when he saw stars twinkling through the […]

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But Is It Art?

A recent collaboration between U.S. company Sub-Zero & Wolf and German artist Christian Awe has brought a whole new level of meaning to the phrase “Cool as ice”. Sub-Zero & Wolf are famous for their premium home appliances, which grace the homes of many celebrities and enlisted Awe’s help to make some of their fridges […]

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Bavarian Voices Are Best

A recent study saw Bavaria claim the title of Germany’s sexiest region, at least as far as accents are concerned. Admittedly much of its success lay in the fact that Bavaria has a relatively large population and that 62% of its inhabitants said that they found its dialect “particularly attractive”, while other regions not only […]

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Bambi Comes to Germany

While the name Bambi may conjure up images of a cute baby deer, in Germany it is also the name of the country’s most famous media awards. The fact that they take their name from a character created by Felix Salten, who was born in Hungary, spent most of his life in Austria and his […]

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A Starry Performance in Germany

It’s the time of year when chefs wait with baited breath for the ultimate judgement on their abilities – their Michelin rating. While some countries such as France and Italy are known around the world as centres of culinary excellence, Germany has been making a name for itself with a record 11 restaurants being awarded […]

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Haunting Times

It’s Halloween and while Germany may not share the festive enthusiasm of English-speaking countries, there’s still plenty there to set people shivering with excitement. Germany’s colourful history means that there’s plenty of spooky places to explore, for those who are feeling brave enough… Only the bravest would head to the forest in Kirchlengern late at […]

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All the Fun of the Frankfurt Book Fair

While those in southern Germany were busy celebrating the local beer, those further North headed to Frankfurt for the annual book fair. Although a more sober affair than the Oktoberfest, the book fair is still an international occasion. With 7500 exhibitions from 110 different countries, it’s the world’s biggest book fair, or as it’s called […]

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Flying to new heights

If Japan is the land of the high-speed train and the U.S. is the land of the car, then Australia is the land of the plane. The light aircraft makes the vast distances of the outback manageable, while the larger-scale, trans-continental aircraft links Australia with the rest of the world. Given Australia’s geographical isolation, it’s […]

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The Mummy Returns – To Germany

It started out like the beginning of an adventure story. A 10-year-old boy finds a mummy in his grandad’s attic in a coffin-shaped box covered with Egyptian symbols. He excitedly reports his find to the authorities who speculate that it could be a historical breakthrough, originating from North Africa and being approximately 2000 years old. […]

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September’s Stunning Oktoberfest

While those in the Southern Hemisphere will be looking forward to the start of spring and the promise of summer, those in the Northern Hemisphere are digging out their warm clothes. It isn’t all bad news though, because cold weather is the perfect reason to eat warming comfort food and there’ll be plenty of that […]

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