Life in Germany blog

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  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 →

Europe Travel Advice

    If you have never been to Europe, you are in for quite a surprise. The EU consists of 28 member countries, is home to 24 official languages and an array of cultural peculiarities. And the driving distances are nothing in comparison to the corn-field be-ridden landscape I grew up in, in the the good ol’ Midwest. And not only that, hop on any sort of public transportation and you can be in a culturally and linguistically completely different world within just a few hours. As an American, I have learned to treasure this, yet I have the feeling that the Europeans aren’t ableRead More →

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  7 Typical German Foods     1. Saumagen A Pigs’ stomach. Before man and woman invented artificial casing, the Neanderthal, Germans and well… everybody used cleansed intestines or stomach. Fill that empty pigs stomach with all of its own non-sellable body parts like: spleen, liver, lung, trachea, ears, feet, and face parts. In the end, you have a high-class German delicatessen called Saumagen. More about inside an authentic Saumagen     2. Blood sausage One of the greatest things about blood sausage is that it looks nearly the same before and after ingestion. Freshly dripped pig blood gets naturally thicker as it cools. AddRead More →

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Sauerkraut juice – Interesting facts Germany Sauerkraut belongs to Germany, as it does on an American bratwurst. Yet Sauerkraut juice does not originally come from Germany and is older than any historic building in the U.S.A. Sauerkraut juice works wonders on your immune system, is more expensive than any German beer and did you know? Interesting facts about Sauerkraut juice and how to make it yourself!     Sauerkraut juice is more expensive than beer Clocking in at around 1.70 Euros per liter, or converted to 6.40 Euros per gallon (That’s roughly $6.75 per gallon!). Kraut juice is more expensive than milk, German beer orRead More →

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  Studying in Germany for free Studying in Germany for free? Nope. As stated in most regional newspapers in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Higher education now comes at a fee. But only for non-Europeans/ international students. Racism? Could be. Are they allowed to do so? Most probably. And the 1.500 Euros per semester may be due as of next year, 2017.     My apologies International students: Americans & Brits. With an average annual college tuition in the U.S. of around 36,000 dollars per year; And with an annual average of 12,000 pounds per year in the UK for tuition, I am feelingRead More →