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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.

It's Carnival time!

Germany explodes in a riot of colour, frivolity, and fun from Fat Thursday to Shrove Tuesday each year. The nature of the carnival varies ac

The Castles of Germany

Germany is home to some of the world's most incredible castles. From defensive medieval castles to stunning fairy-tale castles built merely for pleasure, Germany has over 1000 to visit. Many are privately owned by the descendants of dukes and knights but open their portcullises to the public each year. The Brothers Grimm were inspired by some of the amazing castles they saw in Germany and Walt Disney modeled his famous fairytale castle on one of the country's most well-known properties. Neuschwanstein Castle Neuschwanstein Castle is possibly one of Germanys most photographed buildings. The magical appearance of the 19th-century castle draws tourists from all over the world. It inspired Walt

What is the Four Hills Tournament?

Celebrating its 66th anniversary this year, the Four Hills Tournament is a yuletide sports event like no other. The competition dominates the news across Germany and Austria for nine intense days as ski jumpers battle to take home the ultimate Golden Eagle trophy. The Four Hills Tournament or Vierschanzentournee as it is called in Germany is held in equal regard as the World Championships. In the years following the Second World War German skiers were unable to compete internationally. When the German Ski Association was once again included in the International Ski Federation, a New Years Day jump was arranged. By 1952 details for an Austrian/ German Ski Jump Tour were finalized. The first N

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