Category Archives: B- CULTURE

America Week in Germany

Every few months, the local supermarkets celebrate “America Week” and put out a random assortment of foods, supposedly consumed in the USA. The packaging is covered in stars and stripes and the selection is both familiar and surprising. For example, … Continue reading

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Altstadt Festival

Every Summer during the last week of June, the city of Trier is transformed. Food and drink stalls line the pedestrian streets in the main downtown area, multiple stages are constructed, and hundreds of people make their way into the … Continue reading

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Polterabend Celebration

After being engaged (ok, I will be honest… many months before I was engaged) I began researching German wedding traditions. One event that I came across seemed so fun and unlike anything we do in the states. “Polterabend” comes from … Continue reading

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Really Luxembourg, Really?!?!

The small country of Luxembourg has more money than they know what to do with. They have an excellent Social System and with $74,430 USD per capita, they have the second highest Gross National Income in the World (Germany is … Continue reading

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Toad Migration

This is a real thing! Norman had once mentioned this to me, I saw the signs on my way to work, and now I have found dozens of articles explaining the “event” that takes place twice a year. Obviously this … Continue reading

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No speed limit… It’s true!

The stereotype is true… Germans drive fast!  Drivers are required to slow down in and around cities and villages as well as on the autobahn when there are exit and entrance ramps, but if you see this sign, it means … Continue reading

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Easter Traditions

Fruhe Ostern 🙂 A very long weekend! The Friday and Monday before and after Easter are considered National Holidays, so everyone has at least a long 4 day weekend. All shops and government buildings close and schools use this holiday … Continue reading

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