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The most common Religions in Germany
Since the early medieval period and the formation of what became the Holy Roman Empire, Christianity has been strong in the lands we now know as...
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Filmmaking in Germany - Let's go to the Kino!
Part One:  Ante-Third Reich Motion pictures were initially developed in the 1870s by the British American photographer Eadweard...
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The major German Political Parties - Part One
There are numerous differences between the Anglo-American style of democracy and the German way of organizing legislature, but one of the most...
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The Miracle of Bern - Das Wunder von Bern
When the German national soccer team won the World Cup in 2014, the whole country got on a razzle-dazzle. The fans of the team were expecting the...
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Bud Spencer - The Incarnation of the "Haudrauf-Film"
In the year of 2016, many beloved celebrities have gone, for example, the singer Prince or Lemmy from Motörhead. But another man died who was...
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The Museum of Bread Culture in Ulm
Ulm, a city in Baden-Württemberg with a population of roughly 120,000, has many worthwhile cultural sights.  One of its more unexpected...
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A quick Overview of the Political System in Germany
Politics influence everything, so it is always good to be informed. But for knowing what you are talking about, you have to have the necessary...
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Pentecostalism in Germany - Die Pfingstbewegung
When I recently listened to a Podcast on the history of Pentecostalism in the United States, I couldn’t help but wonder how this global...
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Why do some Israelis have German-sounding names?
The brief answer to why some Israelis have german-sounding names would be “because of Ashkenazim” - Jewish people who settled in the...
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How Watching the movie Arrival can make you a better German Learner
I watched Arrival together with my 15 year old son, whose attention span is even worse than mine. We both were captivated by the wonderfully...
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The Kurpfälzisches Museum in Heidelberg
The Kurpfälzisches Museum, i.e., the Palatinate Museum, in Heidelberg possesses some of the finest examples of archeological artifacts as...
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Die Berliner Luftbrücke - The Berlin Airlift
Berlin is a city full of rich history, culture and diversity. It has witnessed many deep impacts, was severely destroyed during WW II and...
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