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Merry Christmas or The flying baby Jesus

It’s Christmas season, and while people in the UK, USA or Australia are waiting for Santa to slide down the chimney and deliver the presents, the Germans are once again one step ahead as they already celebrate Christmas on the evening of the 24th. Santa should really do some exercise In Germany the presents are… Read more »

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Been busy – LED me show you the results!

It’s been a while since we last spoke, but if you thought we were just doing nothing, well you’re mistaken. Of course we’ve been keeping ourselves busy 9 to 5 at the day job and also been working on some projets here and there. Now that we are done, we would like to give you a sneak… Read more »

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Release Your Inner Nudist

What is more German than a relaxing sauna? Ok so saunas weren’t actually invented in Germany but the Germans have taken the idea and made it their own with sauna baths scattered throughout the countryside and cities. It’s something that’s well worth a try and if you do decide to partake in this most German… Read more »

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German humour 101 – The Hitler joke

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it, but according to this movie, which is currently showing in German cinemas, he’s back again! Based on the book by Timur Vermes, the flick tells the story about Adolf Hitler waking up in present day Berlin and starting a comeback. I don’t want to spoiler for those,… Read more »

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Meet the infamous camping spreadsheet

In Lisa’s last post she revealed the secret of German camping organisation: The almighty Excel spreadsheet! If you thought that was just a funny product of her imagination in order to get a good laugh, you’re mislead. This list actually exists and it started to become a living organism on its own, who knows what… Read more »

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“Why does your bag have mud on it?”

“Why does your bag have mud on it?” Tom queried, when I arrived in Munich from London one evening. “Oh, you know, the music festival we went to was really muddy and I haven’t cleaned it yet.” I responded. “Why did you take your wheeled suitcase to a festival?” he laughed… This wasn’t the first… Read more »

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How to socialise with Germans

Apparently, socialising with us Germans is different from socialising with other people. Instead of superficial, meaningless pleasantries we actually give you a piece of our mind if you ask for it. I have been received with bewilderment, if not silent judgement because I told things as they are instead of sugarcoating it. Admittedly, I might… Read more »

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How to open beer with anything

It’s Wiesn-season and although the nice waitress already filled the Stein for you (see picture above) it might come handy in other situations to know how to open beer bottles with practically everything that you can grab. It is not only a stereotype that Germans can open Kronkorken with other bottles, lighters, cutlery or body… Read more »

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Is it bread or is it toast? A rant.

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon in late Spring. The family has prepared the big, wooden table outside, under the old oak tree that provides soothing shade for the happy, red-cheeked children and their old and wise grandparents. They’re all looking at the mother emerging from the house in eager anticipation of the big, warm, steaming… Read more »

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The Ultimate Flirting Guide For Non-Germans In Germany

Germans are not known for their stunning beauty. After all, one can’t have it all, right? Intelligent, organized, polite, honest – these are all German virtues. That’s why us Germans make it a point to be as unattractive as possible. We don’t want to come across as major show-offs. However, when you find yourself to… Read more »