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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.

Great German Holiday Destinations – Berlin

Since the Wall came down in 1990 Berlin has become a major tourist destination. Returning the city to its position as Germany's capital, the reunification metamorphosised Berlin into the country's vibrant, creative heart. Berlin has something on offer for everyone. There are green spaces for kids, quirky cafes for hipsters and a wealth of museums and places of interest for budding historians. Boutique trendy places to stay and high-end hotels attract holiday makers. Berlin is a fascinating place to visit at any time of the year. Berlin has something on offer for everyone. There are green spaces for kids, quirky cafes for hipsters and a wealth of museums and places of interest for budding his

Why German Wine?

Germany is the eighth largest producer of wine in the world. If you have ever lazily sailed along the Rhine River in Western Germany you will have noted the vineyards which pepper the banks. Germany is wine country although its wine production is sometimes overlooked internationally. If you think of German wine, cheap and sweet varieties may spring to mind. Liebfraumilch can be picked up at low cost in many UK supermarkets. Its name derives from where it was first produced – The Church of Our Lady in Rhineland-Palatinate. In many parts of the world, it is synonymous with the 'Blue Nun' label - a label which brings connoisseurs out in grape shaped hives. The funny thing is that Blue Nun is in

10 of the Best German Foods

Before a trip to Germany familiarising yourself with the foods, sights, and traditions that await you is important. Embarrassing moments such as ordering a dish only to be horrified to receive blood sausage can by minimised if you do a little research first. Here are ten of the most famous German foods. 1. Wurst Wurst sausages are synonymous with German culture. Across the country, there are variations on a theme. Currywurst reign supreme in Berlin whereas Rostbratwurst mit Sauerkraut is famed in Thurigen. Currywurst is sausage in a curry sauce which tastes nicer than it sounds. Rostbratwurst mit Sauerkraut is a sausage served with sauerkraut. Each region has its own specialty sausage but be

Der Hund - The Top 5 German Dog Breeds

German people love their dogs. They take them everywhere including to work on 'Take Your Dog to Work day'. The pampered pooches can travel on trains, buses, and trams. In Germany many restaurants not only allow dogs, they offer special canine menus where they can have their own meal and beer. German dog culture is a little more accommodating than it is in the UK. Dogs have parking spaces outside the few places where they aren't allowed to go. There is no scrambling to find a lamppost to tie up your pet whilst you nip into the shop as there often is in the UK. In Germany, they have allocated places to wait. Although dog mess is an issue in Germany many areas have special dog walking spots com

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