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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.

Up and away: Going on holiday, German style

„Wenn einer eine Reise tut… dann kann er was erleben.“ The German proverb, in old-fashioned language, simply translates to: “He who travels will live through adventures”. Adventures and experiences, much more than relaxation or tanning on the beach, are the current trend for German holiday makers – but that still leaves plenty of room for competition with British tourists over the best places on Spanish beaches. To write about German holiday habits is a trip back memory lane. I remember family vacations on Southern European beaches, mostly staying on camping sites in a self-built tent, shared with all kind of bugs and an international mix of other holiday-makers in the tents around ours. My

The ball is round: German football is pure wisdom... and en route to win a fifth star

"The ball is round, and a game lasts 90 minutes" – famous words of German football legend Sepp Herberger, and a common proverb even among people usually not very interested in football. Football wisdom of this kind is part of German culture, and it doesn't matter that Herberger didn't have his facts straight. English football legend Gary Lineker set him straight many years later by stating that “football is a simple game – you play for 120 minutes and then the Germans win on penalties.” Just like in England, football is for many Germans part of everyday life and the favourite sport. Unlike England, German footballers actually win world cups; and yes, that's a shameless dig at the Three Lions

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