Category Archives: All About Germany

Articles about German Food, Culture, History etc

German Christmas Lametta Deutsch Happen

German Christmas: Früher war mehr Lametta

Früher war mehr Lametta.” is an expression you hear a lot around Christmas time in Germany. Coined by German comedian Loriot in the sketch “Weihnachten bei Hoppenstedts”, it encapsulates the German sentiment of “Früher war alles besser.everything used to be better.

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Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek: Learn about the German Cultural and Scientific Heritage

This post has first been published on EDUKWEST Europe.


A year ago, the first full version of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek was officially launched. The DDB has been online in an open beta version since late 2012.

The objective of this digital library is to give everybody access to German cultural and scientific heritage free of charge and is part of a bigger European initiative called Europeana.

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How to Make it in Germany

Learn How To Make it in Germany

Today I would like to share a resource site called “Make it in Germany” with you. The portal is specifically aimed at skilled professionals who are looking into the possibility of relocating to Germany and run by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

That said, I find the site contains enough useful information to recommend to expats or people generally interested in learning about life and work in Germany as well.

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Berliner Stadtschloss 1900

Picture postcard of the Berliner Stadtschloss around 1913. Click here to see how it looks today.

Konrad Adenauer Zitat

Wir leben alle unter dem gleichen Himmel, aber wir haben nicht alle den gleichen Horizont.

We all live under the same sky, but we do not all have the same horizon.