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Germany Valentine's Day

10 Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day in Germany

How do Germans celebrate Valentine's Day and what are the differences to other countries in the world? Find out some interesting & fun facts and basic vocabulary here:

German History and Art

Useful Tidbits about German Art – from Altars to Bauhaus

A small selection of interesting art trends across multiple centuries that had an ever-lasting impact on Germany and other countries in the world. Read the facts & watch the videos.

Pentecost Celebration in Germany

What Are Local Traditions at Pentecost Holiday?

Get to know the typical customs and traditions at the Pentecost holiday in Germany. Explore some interesting facts on ancient beliefs and typical rituals by locals

German Christmas Celebrations

All You Need to Know about the German Christmas Holidays

One of the major national German holidays is Christmas. Find out how it is celebrated and what customs and traditions are different to other countries in the world

National Holiday of the German Reunification

What’s So Special about the German Unity Day

Read about the historical aspects of the German Unity Day, what makes it special, how it is celebrated. Find out additional interesting facts about this national holiday

National German Holidays

Main National Holidays in Germany

Germany has many exciting national holidays. Some are celebrated with most of the world, other are only celebrated there. Find out which days and how they are celebrated!

German Easter Traditions

The Easter Celebration in Germany

Easter is one of the major and most popular religious holidays in the German speaking countries. Find out about typical traditions and how it is celebrated in Germany

Germany Unification

20 Years of German Reunification – What Has Changed?

As Former East-German Gal, I Watched the 20 Anniversary of the German Re-unification with Great Attention. But What Has Really Changed over These Past 20 Years?

Euro bills and coins

Is the Euro Really the Only Currency in Germany?

Until Recently I Actually Thought That Germany Only Had One United Currency – the Euro. Now I’ve Learned That This Has Never Been The Case. …And there is..

English in German Language

The English Words in the German Language

Did You Know that Germans Have a Marked Preference for Adding English Words into the German Language? This Leads to Misunderstandings and Funny Language Mixups