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  • It’s Never Too Late to Learn German
    by Erin "ebe" Porter on August 8, 2022 at 8:02 am

    I was a little embarrassed to tell people I was taking German courses. Not because I think language courses are embarrassing. Quite the opposite. I think they are incredibly valuable. I was embarrassed because it has taken me so long to get there. After over a decade in Berlin, I finally took my first German The post It’s Never Too Late to Learn German first appeared on The German Way & More.

  • Karl May: German Westerns, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand
    by HF on July 25, 2022 at 7:05 am

    If you’ve never heard of Winnetou, Old Shatterhand, Kara Ben Nemsi or Old Surehand, you probably didn’t grow up in Germany or another German-speaking country. Those characters created by the German author Karl May (1842-1912) are as well-known in Germany and a few other European countries as the Lone Ranger and Tonto, or Tarzan are The post Karl May: German Westerns, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand first appeared on The German Way & More.

  • Going to the Movies in Germany
    by Erin "ebe" Porter on July 11, 2022 at 7:26 am

    As Berlin steamed with temperatures in the mid to high 30s C (90 degrees F) over much of the last month, I looked for ways to cool down. My family hit a lot of the classics, including copious park hangs, elaborate ice cream sundaes, visiting the pool, and even planning a beach vacation. But with The post Going to the Movies in Germany first appeared on The German Way & More.

  • Bad Medicine: Germany and Homeopathy
    by HF on June 27, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Samuel Hahnemann and “Like Cures Like” If Samuel Hahnemann had remained a linguist and translator, or even a physician, rather than moving into experimenting with a new type of medical treatment, he and the world could have saved themselves a lot of headaches and other ills. As it was, the German Hahnemann became the founder The post Bad Medicine: Germany and Homeopathy first appeared on The German Way & More.

  • Driving a Boat in Germany
    by Erin "ebe" Porter on June 13, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Last Thursday I left the freeways, conference center, and Funkturm of Messe Nord by bus and was swiftly whisked back into nature. Buildings gave away to tree lined roads and before long you could glimpse the water. Stepping off the bus I wandered by several residences, a closed restaurant, and then spotted my address at The post Driving a Boat in Germany first appeared on The German Way & More.

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