Culture Archives - Living In Germany

You’re out in town and the weather is nice, sunny and warm… Perfect timing for a visit at one one the numerous Ice cafes along Germany’s roads… It doesn’t matter if you walk along the pedestrian streets or you are in a busy main road, bella Italia with its yummy ice cream dreams are, Read More

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It’s hot outside and you made your way into one of the many cafes or beer gardens in Germany, and while you are familiar with the common liquor and cocktail names, you find a lot of names you have never heard of. So let’s dive right in: One word you need to get yourself, Read More

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New Year’s Eve, or Silvester in German-speaking countries, is celebrated with dances (Silvester Balle), Fireworks and bells.  It’s also the saint day of Silvester, a fourth-century Pope. At the stroke of midnight, much like in America, celebrants wish one another ein gutes neues Jahr and toast the year with champagne or German Sekt.  After, Read More

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Spring is approaching fast and what time is better to have a romantic wedding then spring. If you are an American wanting to get married in Germany, you have to be aware of quite a few things: Germany is not the place for an impulsive, spur of the moment wedding between Germans and Americans., Read More

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Life in Germany, or Europe, for that matter, can be adventurous.  Unchartered territories and surprises will come into your life.  It’s important to know the differences between a native and a foreigner.  Regional culture or customs are an unspoken way of life, and can be surprising to someone just moving to Europe.  We’ve come, Read More

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I’m sure you’ve heard of the Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It’s been celebrated for centuries and is known worldwide. However, many people still do not understand what Fasching is in Germany. The main Days of the season begin early this year, mark your calendars Weiberfastnacht-04.Feb 2016Rose Monday-08.Feb 2016Fashings Tuesday-09.Feb 2016Aschermittwoch-10.Feb 2016 Fasching is, Read More

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One of the things Germany is blessed with is the public pools, lakes, beaches and rivers. The water quality here in Germany is tested frequently to insure people’s wellbeing. As soon as the summer heat comes thousands will head to the open waters. Outdoor pools are one of the favorite hangout locations during the, Read More

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10am in Germany … time for Breakfast!!! But here in the old world we wont whip out the bacon, grits or waffles…no. Here we enjoy a cold breakfast with many variations. The traditional German breakfasts consists of bread fresh from your local bakery, jams or cold cuts and a beverage. If we have eggs, Read More

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