Tag Archives: German

Study Abroad in Germany: The Top 3 Universities

Germany is one of the best places in Western Europe to study as a foreigner for a number of reasons: the country is beautiful, the universities are ranked as some of the best in the world, and the cost of living may be cheaper than what you’re considering at home. Naturally, your choice of university […]


A Beginner’s Guide to Oktoberfest: 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

For those who love beer, it’s time to celebrate! Oktoberfest is here, and whether your plans include making the trek to Germany or just celebrating in the comfort of your own neighborhood bar, you probably have beer on the brain. But when it comes to Oktoberfest, there’s a whole lot more going on that just […]


Oktoberfest in Munich: Hostels Worth Checking Out (and Checking In To)

Ah, Oktoberfest. So much tradition. All the rides and games. And we can’t forget to mention the food. It’s no wonder some 6 million people are attracted to Munich each fall to celebrate this annual event. But wait, let’s be honest. It might not be the traditional food, costumes, and carnival rides that are inspiring […]


5 Strategies for Surviving Oktoberfest

So you’ve booked your ticket, organised your flight, sorted out accommodation, and got your game-face on – you’re off to Oktoberfest! As an old hand on the beer festival scene, let me tell you, you’re up for some serious fun! But if you jump in headfirst without a bit of prior preparation you could miss […]


4 German (Mis)Conceptions About the US

The German and the North American cultures are not that different – indeed there is much more of a difference between the cultures of Mexico and the United States, despite them being neighbors. Regardless, there will be quite a lot of Americans who think of the Germans as dirndl-wearing, sausages-eating, beer-drinkers with an indecipherable language. […]


6 ‘Must-Do’s for the Perfect Berlin Itinerary!

How many cities can you name that have been split down the middle with a wall, house one of the most stunning and disquieting Holocaust memorials, and some of the coolest nightclubs you’ve ever been to? The sprawling metropolis of Berlin is a city where you can find fields, lakes and grass as well as […]


10 Of The Weirdest World Cup Chants Ever

The World Cup is on and countries break out celebrated chants for their teams in all native languages. You may think you know what you’re hearing (“Go team, go”) but translations reveal chants range from poetic and impassioned (“Sing and don’t cry”) to hilarious and rowdy (“With lukewarm tequila, we’ll be champions”).


10 Helpful Phrases for Tourists in Germany

Germany is one of the most beautiful counties I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit. Within one city you can find the most amazing mixture of new and old architecture, museums devoted to some of the darkest periods of history, light-hearted coffee houses, and street entertainers mixed in with underground pubs. If you find yourself […]