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Here we will share with you in-depth information on German culture, local events and education twice a month. Please feel free to comment your own experiences and opinions on each post and let us know, which topics you would love to read about in future posts.

An Authentic Glühwein Recipe

The festive season is upon us bringing with it Christmas markets, warm nights by the fire and rich, over-indulgent meals. Each year people across Europe consume vast amounts of Glühwein but what is it, where was it invented and more importantly - how do you make your own? There is little else as warming on a cold winter evening than a steaming hot mug of Glühwein. You might also know it as mulled wine, spiced wine or Glogg. Traditionally it is the German drink that you can buy to keep you warm as you wander around the bustling German Christmas markets. People have been consuming heated spiced wine as far back as the ancient Egyptians when the drink was an elixir for the afterlife. The Romans

Regions of Germany - Saxony

Germany is made up of sixteen federal states each with their own history and traditions. The varied countryside across each region makes Germany one of the worlds most beautiful countries. From the state where Oktoberfest began to the state with the most bridges in Europe, over the next few weeks we will take a closer look at each one. The first state to explore is Saxony -Sachsen. Where is it? Saxony is the most easterly state, bordered by the Czech Republic and Poland. It is entirely land-locked sharing borders with four federal states - Saxony Anhalt, Thuringia, Bavaria and Brandenburg. The capital city is Dresden. History of the state Saxony has a long and complicated past. In 7000 BC ne

Martinstag - The coming of winter

November is an important month in many cultures around the globe. It is the month associated with the beginning of winter and as such is subject to many traditions. In Germany the celebration of Martinstag endures to this day with events celebrated across the country. The feast of St Martin originated in the late fourth century and was introduced to venerate St Martin of Tours. A Roman army conscript St Martin traversed the roads from his home in Hungary across many parts of Europe. The army required 25 years service however it is cited by several sources that he left as a conscientious objector after serving only two. The violent nature of a soldiers life was at odds with his Christian valu

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