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If you miss these things while living abroad, you are probably German – Part 2

If you miss these things while living abroad, you are probably German – Part 2 | German Culture | Scoop.it

I’m back with the second edition of things you only miss when you’re German and live abroad.

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Uber taxi service banned in Berlin on safety grounds

Uber taxi service banned in Berlin on safety grounds | German Culture | Scoop.it
German capital follows Hamburg with vote to ban taxi app firm, saying it does not protect passengers from unlicensed drivers

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10 MUST Try Foods and Drinks when Studying in Germany | GoOverseas.com

10 MUST Try Foods and Drinks when Studying in Germany | GoOverseas.com | German Culture | Scoop.it
While studying in Germany, here are 10 quintessential German foods and drinks that every student should try! Only on GoOverseas.com

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Surprising Facts About the History of German Wine

Surprising Facts About the History of German Wine | German Culture | Scoop.it
When you think about countries that create delicious wine, Germany probably doesn't come to mind. Here's a few interesting facts about German wine.
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The Bearable Lightness of Being: How Germans Are Learning to Like Themselves - SPIEGEL ONLINE

The Bearable Lightness of Being: How Germans Are Learning to Like Themselves - SPIEGEL ONLINE | German Culture | Scoop.it
Germans discovered a new lightness of being in the run-up to their World Cup victory. It's a shift apparent not only in football. Increasingly confident and content, Germany is emerging from the dark shadows of its past, but its global role remains elusive.
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Great article on what it means to be German, these days.

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13 words Germans think are English | Culture | DW.DE | 09.05.2014

13 words Germans think are English | Culture | DW.DE | 09.05.2014 | German Culture | Scoop.it
There are a number of pseudo-English words that have made it into the German language but take on a completely different meaning. And they cause a bit of confusion with native English speakers. Here are our 13 favorites.

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Police sorry for fining one-armed bike rider - The Local

Police sorry for fining one-armed bike rider - The Local | German Culture | Scoop.it
Police have apologized to a one-armed man in Cologne after fining him €25 for only having one hand brake on his bicycle.
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Why Players Don't Sing the German Anthem

Why Players Don't Sing the German Anthem | German Culture | Scoop.it
Some people have asked me why now, during the FIFA World Cup, some members of the German national soccer team are seen not singing the German national anthem. This is of course their decision. A lo...
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"Being proud of not being proud being a German" seems to be a strange sentiment for a US citizen. While for many Germans it may be remnant of the Nazi past, others may just have progressed beyond  the nationalistic fervor still so prevalent in many nations..

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German Culture: What to Expect

German Culture: What to Expect | German Culture | Scoop.it
Whether you’re visiting Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, or a small town somewhere in between the bustling cities, you’re sure to come across some of these cultural differences during your trave...
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Tweet from @2014WorIdCup

Tweet from @2014WorIdCup | German Culture | Scoop.it
A brave German fan celebrated alone in Paris, France after defeating France | http://t.co/bI6IktL52j
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Noice!

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Your World Cup Final Four: Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands - The Wire

Your World Cup Final Four: Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands - The Wire | German Culture | Scoop.it
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Your World Cup Final Four: Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands
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We're just over a week away from the World Cup Final. After today's matches, here's who's left in contention. Germany versus Brazil.
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If you miss these things while living abroad you are probably German – Part 1

If you miss these things while living abroad you are probably German – Part 1 | German Culture | Scoop.it

Even after living in Australia for a few years, I do of course miss things I got used to when living in Europe. Here is my list of things I miss about not living Germany.

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Even after living in Australia for a few years, I do of course miss things I got used to when living in Europe. Here is my list of things I miss about not living Germany.

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I am German and I love David Hasselhoff - The Germanz

I am German and I love David Hasselhoff - The Germanz | German Culture | Scoop.it
I didn’t even know David Hasselhoff wasn’t a hero in other countries too, apart from Germany. I am German and I love David Hasselhoff.
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Germans Learn Why Friends Spy on Friends - Wall Street Journal

Germans Learn Why Friends Spy on Friends - Wall Street Journal | German Culture | Scoop.it
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Germans Learn Why Friends Spy on Friends
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It turns out that German intelligence services eavesdropped on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012, and thereafter at least once on John Kerry.
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The name "gummy" bear comes from the German word for rubber. They were almost discontinued in WWII

The name "gummy" bear comes from the German word for rubber. They were almost discontinued in WWII | German Culture | Scoop.it
Click here to read more... (The name "gummy" bear comes from the German word for rubber. See more! --> http://t.co/1r1psLCa17)
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World Cup Blog: Watching the Cup From Germany

World Cup Blog: Watching the Cup From Germany | German Culture | Scoop.it
by Julia Paterson, @julialpaterson
German culture meets Brazilian culture. Photo copyright dpa
 
Living in Germany, I’ve been observing how German football fans here in Tübingen are collectively responding to the World Cup.

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What do Austrians really think of Germans? - The Local

What do Austrians really think of Germans? - The Local | German Culture | Scoop.it
“In my experience, though most people don't know my mum is German, Austrians tend to think of Germans as arrogant, show-offish, uptight, too-direct and lacking humour (especially when it comes to Austrians being mean to ...

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Why things are looking up for 4 million Germans

Why things are looking up for 4 million Germans | German Culture | Scoop.it
Good news for nearly four million German workers: Lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to introduce the country's first national minimum wage.
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Minimum wages now in Germany as well.

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Germany spy arrested on suspicion of spying for NSA - Boing Boing

Germany spy arrested on suspicion of spying for NSA - Boing Boing | German Culture | Scoop.it
A 31 year old employee of BND, the German foreign intelligence agency, has been arrested on suspicion of espionage on behalf of the NSA. The Federal Prosecutor's office is not providing much information at this point, but ...
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Meet Mathias Döpfner, the German publisher taking the fight to Google - The Guardian

Meet Mathias Döpfner, the German publisher taking the fight to Google - The Guardian | German Culture | Scoop.it
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Meet Mathias Döpfner, the German publisher taking the fight to Google
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It also used to own some relatively successful regional German newspapers and magazines, but in July 2013, most of them were unceremoniously dumped.
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Fresh US spying allegations could damage relations with Germany - Washington Post

Fresh US spying allegations could damage relations with Germany - Washington Post | German Culture | Scoop.it
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Fresh US spying allegations could damage relations with Germany
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BERLIN — An emerging scandal over a possible U.S.
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Never ending story...

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Berlin Blunder: Google Maps Brings Back 'Adolf Hitler Square' - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Berlin Blunder: Google Maps Brings Back 'Adolf Hitler Square' - SPIEGEL ONLINE | German Culture | Scoop.it
Online mapping service Google Maps temporarily mislabeled a square in central Berlin with its former Nazi-era name: Adolf Hitler Square. Google couldn't explain the error when contacted by reporters but said they were looking into the matter.
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Well done Google!

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