Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German Overseas

We Germans are known for many things. Our diligence, our conviction to make quality a priority, our scientific and cultural mind, our historical heritage, as well as World War I & II, our technological contributions to the world, like the car and engines, and last but not least soccer, cakes and beer, of course.  Continue reading “Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German Overseas”

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Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German

We Germans are known for many things. Our diligence, our conviction to make quality a priority, our scientific and cultural mind, our historic heritage, as well as World War I & II, our technological contributions to the world, like the car and engines, and last but not least soccer, cakes and beer, of course.

This post is free of judgement. Continue reading “Culture Shock: When it’s hard to be a German”

Shortstory -One Dramatic ‘Historic’ Legend of the German Bretzel

Frieder, the baker of the Earl van Eberhard from Urach (smaller city in the South of Germany) once talked nastily about his boss (probably talking about his weight, or wife). The earl got wind of it, and felt insulted as all Earls would and wished to punish his baker.

“You were very ungrateful. Continue reading “Shortstory -One Dramatic ‘Historic’ Legend of the German Bretzel”

Vegan & German: How to bake Traditional Bretzels

Bretzels are German, and Germany is a Bretzel? Hm, well not quite, but Bretzels in Germany are really, really written with a ‘B’, believe me, so please let’s keep it that way and try not to copy the American copycats and call it Pretzel. I’ve had heaps of discussions in my country cafe I ran for two years and I’m still a bit inflexible about that (rather German like, hehe). Continue reading “Vegan & German: How to bake Traditional Bretzels”