german culture

german-allemanic-bread-festival

  1. German Festival – Bread Fest Germany Nothing screams German more than Traditional German Bread. Germany is already internationally known for its’ beer and Oktoberfest… but heck that is getting a bit old (and expensive). How about paying a visit to the Alemannic Bread Market and Festival in Endingen a.K.. Yes. A festival dedicated to bread. Not only will you have the opportunity to try traditional German breads and buns, you can watch the parade, visit the market, enjoy live music and learn how to make homemade bread yourself – German style – of course. The fest always takes place in the beginning ofRead More →

german-boss-communication-style

  German Boss – How to deal with a German CEO in 8 easy steps Yes, the whole company is in an outrage, excited, disappointed and looking forward to finally getting a new CEO, new boss or a newly appointed owner. Now let’s all admit, we just expect that the new boss will be an American. Its American soil darn it! And if they aren’t an American, they sure as heck should act like one. Expectations bulldozered. Just like Trumps immigration ban. Non-American CEOs in America are nothing out of the ordinary. 41% of all Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or by theirRead More →

summer-things-to-do-in-germany

12 Summer survival tips: Things to do in Germany Geographically speaking, Germany should have the same climate as mid-Canada. Meteorologically speaking, Germany is much like the Midwest/ Mid-plains USA, regarding temperature and precipitation. So everybody has a tornado hide-out? Nope. So let’s just turn our Air conditioner up a notch, buy mosquito repellent and go to the local Italian ice cream shop. Lemonade stands? Good luck. Summer survival tips for Germany.     1. Order An Extra Side Of Ice Cubes If you don’t order it, it’s not standard. Ice cubes in your drinks. If you are an American in Germany, you get used toRead More →

grocery-shopping-in-germany

Grocery shopping in Germany Assuming you are on a trip to Germany and want to bring back some treats for your family and friends, it is not always easy to find the right product for the right dime. Don’t pay more than you have to in tourist stores, don’t forget to bring your own bags and it is always fly to have the exact amount of cash for your purchase. How to grocery shop like a boss in Germany.     1. Stores names Yes there is a store called Penny. No it’s not like the Dollar Store, and no not everything is for aRead More →

German national day German independence day

  German National Day July 4th is right around the corner, put on your cowboy boots, load your fireworks stash and make sure you have enough charcoal for the barbecue grill. As all U.S. folks know, Independence Day is kind of a big deal. But what is it like celebrating July 4th in Germany or German National Day?     1.Germany doesn’t even have an Independence Day So, just getting this out there for those still living in their own little universe. Surprise, surprise… Germany was never an English colony nor have they become “independent”. The Germans have a Day of German Unity, celebrating theRead More →