So you have a 10+ hour layover in Munich and want to take in the sights. Never fear! We have a guide for you.
From Goethe to Eschenbach, German authors have captured the imaginations of their readers for centuries. Here are a few of their most beautiful lines.
Not only is Germany famous for it’s awesome car companies, but also for awesome car commercials. Nothing says brilliant advertising like racecar drivers and Star Wars. Since the Detroit Auto Show is still going on, here is a look back at some of the best cars, and ads, from Germany!
Germany is home to gold medal skiers and bobsledders, so it seems only right that it have fantastic places for winter sports!
Every Friday, the German Embassy publishes the Word of the Week. Here is a collection of the favorites from 2014. Be sure to vote for your favorite so we can select the Word of the Year!
Around 85 million people visited German Christmas Markets in Germany last year. That is a LOT of Glühwein. Here are our picks for the best markets in all sixteen federal states!
Okay, so not all of us have the luxury of visiting Dresden or Nuremberg this winter to attend one of their amazing Christmas markets. Here are a few stops you can make in the US instead!
Because it just doesn’t taste like Christmas without Goose, Carp, and Glühwein!
“Ostalgie” is a special kind of nostalgia. In the US, some people collect old soda and gas station signs or old cars. All over the world there are also people who collect old relics from the former East Germany. Trabis, GDR signs, East German food, TV shows - all are examples of Ostalgie.
The events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 were nothing short of astonishing for onlookers around the world. For those living in Berlin, everything seemed to change overnight, though the actual reunification process was slow. Here are a few images from the night of November 9 and the days that followed.
The Berlin Wall fell in 1989, but segments still remain. From Australia to South Korea to California, the Wall remains a symbol of broken bonds and freedom for many. Nowadays, people pass by these monuments without a second glance, but it is important to remember the days that led up to November 9, 1989.
Some sports, like volleyball and wrestling, are intuitively understood. Some, like long distance broom throwing and mud biking, are not.
Some of you may have heard of the “Energiewende” in Germany. The energy transition is all about clean, green and safe energy. Electromobility, ultra-efficient grids and moving away from nuclear power are all essential points of the Energiewende project. Here are a few more fun facts about Germany’s energy goals.
Having a pig? Horses vomiting? Making like Franz? What does it all mean?!
Because everyone should have a chance to celebrate Oktoberfest.
Germans love visiting the US, but are often confused by some of the Americans’ quirky customs.
With Oktoberfest right around the corner, it seems only fitting that we offer visitors to Germany a few tips on things to see. Since you are there for Oktoberfest, we know the one thing you can’t get enough of: Beer.
Germany is the home of many of the “original” fairy tales. It seems only fair, then, that the country look like a fairytale as well.
German is a beautiful language, but sometimes it doesn’t have the exact word you are looking for. Many Germans use English words to supplement this language deficit, and many more use those English words incorrectly.
You use German words every day! Not always correctly, but bonus points for trying!