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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.

Easter With Goethe's Faust

To the English speaking world, Shakespeare is known as the greatest playwright of his age. Little is known of his life, his loves or his religious beliefs. It is even argued that it was not Shakespeare who penned the works himself. Shakespeare is a mysterious literary figure, unlike Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethe is Germany's most celebrated writer. Almost every aspect of is life is known, an enigma he is not. Born in 1749, Goethe is the representative of the Romantic era. He was not only a playwright but also a poet, scientist, statesman, artist and theatre director. He is Germany's greatest literary figure. Much of his most famous work was influenced by his own experience. In his most

Germany's Fabled Forests

Germany is home to some of Europe's most beautiful forests. The romantic woodlands cover one-third of Germany and occupy a similar fraction of every German person's heart. In Germany, you are never far from the trees as most towns, cities and villages have wooded areas on their outskirts. The forests are used for recreation as well as commercially. The timber industry and paper processing plants provide Germany with over £170 billion each year. The scale of these industries makes sustainability a major concern for Germans. The impact of deforestation for economic growth was first noted by Heinrich Cotta in 1811. He realised that forests needed to be managed properly and was quickly appointe

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