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3 posts, 9 December
Thanks @hzoibut that's too late notice for me. In my 1962 Massey, I'd needed to have set off a few hours ago to be able to join in the tractor fest in Wiesbaden by 7am tomorrow morning. Enjoy the…
1 posts, 3 December
Frankfurt is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities yet can’t shake off an unfair reputation as a dull finance centre. We spoke to alumni of Frankfurt School of Finance and…
2 posts, 2 December
Only gig in Southern Germany by the 2017 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” winner ! But I can't make it to Darmstadt on Thursday, thus offering 2 Tickets at a discount. I think they were at 34…
47 posts, 28 November
So, the final update from me on this thread. This morning, I finally collected my German licence, which includes the various odd classes/sub-classes of categories C and D. The only difference is that…
495 posts, 27 November
Dear all, The date for the Toytown Christmas Pub-Quiz is 9 December 2019. Kick-off is 19:30, but people tend to arrive from 19:00 to have something to eat ahead of the quiz, so feel free to turn…
20 posts, 21 November
A little boy - or girl - who lies down on the floor in class is definitely showing his unreadiness for the behavior expected in first or second grade. I'd recommend grade replacement as soon as…
5 posts, 20 November
I can help you to compare between Westend and Europaviertel : I would say most of nightlife is located downtown (Innenstadt) and near the central station (Bahnofviertel) but there are probably…
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Quiz: How well do you know these festive German traditions?

Quiz: How well do you know these festive German traditions?

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Russia to expel two German diplomats in tit-for-tat move

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Freedom of movement: How Brexit is costing young Britons seasonal jobs in Europe

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German Advent word of the day: Der Lichterglanz

German Advent word of the day: Der Lichterglanz

German has a handy word to describe the glow of lights, especially around Christmas.