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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.

How to make Hamburg's Famous Red Berry Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

In the North of Germany food reflects the region's proximity to the sea. Hamburg, in particular, is known for its seafood inspired cuisine. Lying where the Elbe and Alster Rivers meet, Hamburg is Germany's second largest city state. Although the city is 120km inland it is home to Germany's largest port which is also Europe's second largest harbour. Germans refer to the port as their country's 'gateway to the world'. The city dates back to 830 when people settled along the banks of the Alster River. The port was founded in 1189 and is steeped in maritime history. In Hamburg's infancy, the busy port was frequently targetted by pirates. These days a more romantic notion of the city's piratey he

Five of the best German Beaches

When you think of Germany you probably don't picture white sands and palm trees. If you're in search of a European beach holiday you might be more inclined to go to Spain, Italy or France but Germany is the hidden gem for seaside vacations. The north coast of Germany runs along both the Baltic and the North Sea. Baltic coast destinations have become popular over the last couple of years due to the white sands and temperate climate. Whilst the words 'North Sea' conjure up images of oil rigs, the coast along Germany is far from industrial. 1.Sylt Island Situated in the North Sea, Sylt Island is one of the most well known holiday destinations in Germany. The island is a haven for celebrities ma

Great German Holiday Destinations – Thuringia

Thuringia is in the heartland of Germany. With the Harz mountains at the states northerly point and green, dense forests across the middle of the region, Thuringia offers visitors some of Germany's most diverse geography Historically Thuringia was split into small Duchies when the ruling Saxon house bequeathed land to the male heirs. Wanting to beat their rivals, the Dukes brought poets, painters, and musicians to the area. Their legacy was art and over the years Thuringia has attracted some of the worlds greatest artists. Johann Sebastian Bach, Goethe, and Schiller all made the state their home where they drew inspiration from the stunning countryside. Nestled within the sleepy state are so

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