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German Word Of The Day: mündlich

mündlich– oral   mündlich Adj. keine Komp :   oral Die mündliche Prüfung findet in Raum 101 statt. The oral examination takes place in room 101.  

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Berlinale 2012

Nearly 20,000 accredited visitors from 116 countries attend the Berlin Film Festival & European Film Market. Now the Berlinale looks forward to welcoming guests and visitors to the Berlinale in 2012. The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival will be held from the 9th to 19th February 2012.

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This Bavarian city of 40,000 people lies 33km / 20 miles north of Munich

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Another 3 Michelin Stars…

La Vie restaurant in Osnabrück, run by Thomas Bühner became the ninth 3 Star Michelin restaurant in Germany, marking out the land of Schweinshaxe and Käsespätzle as also the country with the second highest number of 3-starred Michelin restaurants after France itself. La Vie prepares French-Mediterranean dishes with Bühner’s Asian influence with a lunchtime menu […]

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A campus with a  town of 100,000 people attached is how people often think of Tübingen (70,000 in summer when the students leave)…. Tübingen sits ca 40km south of Stuttgart and has been a center of learning for centuries.

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Land Hannover (1946)

On 1st November 1946, the post-war British military government founded the Land of Hanover (Hannover). It was short-lived as on November 23rd the British allowed it to join with other states to form Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), the capital of which is Hanover.    

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30/31st October 1813 Battle of Hanau

The Battle of Hanau (in modern Hessen) took place on the 30th and 31st of October in the area around the city of Hanau and was part of the German Campaign of the Napoleonic Wars (In German it’s referred to as the Befreiungskriege gegen die französische Besatzung – literally the War of Freedom from French […]

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Hesse (Hessen)

Hesse, with Germany’s (and increasingly, continental Europe’s) financial capital, Frankfurt (although the state capital is Wiesbaden) changes from an urban south and becomes increasingly wooded and hilly as one moves north to Nordhessen. For Cold War veterans a visit to the Fulda Gap may seem like it’s worth a visit, but far more amazing is […]



83 million people in the centre of Europe – the most populous and economically powerful state in the EU. With a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde history, modern Germany has rebuilt herself as a vibrant, multicultural, technologically advanced liberal country. Not formed as a nation state until 1871 (although occupied by Germanic tribes and minor […]

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Germany’s South West State, Baden-Württemberg, bordering France to the West, Switzerland to the south and Bavaria to the East is a modern, high-tech region, but created less than 60 years ago from smaller states. With older university towns such as Heidelberg, Tübingen and Freiburg and more modern cities such as Karlsruhe and the state capital, […]

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