Today is Rose Monday, one of the most important Carnival days. The best known Carnival cities are Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Venice (Italy) and Cologne (Germany). The important center of German Carnival is the Rhineland. But also in many other German regions the time before the Christian six-week Lent is celebrated very cheerfully. Where does […]
Most people travel far to meet other peoples, to immerge into (by them) unknown cultures. Germans are known to be the world’s most frequently travelers, but also many other nations travel a lot and like to see other countries; and most often, we use the plane – with a guilty conscience, because we know about […]
The ecosystem Mangrove is originated by salt tolerant types of trees up to medium height and by shrubs that grow in saline coastal sediment habitats in the tropics and subtropics with a water temperature of about 68°F (20°C). The mangrove forest areas of the world in 2005 was about 58,000 mi² (150,000 km²) spanning 118 countries and territories. Approximately 75% of world’s mangroves are found in […]
Was macht den sächsischen Humor aus, und was unterscheidet ihn von dem anderer Regionen Deutschlands? Diese Fragen habe ich in einem Artikel für das Goethe-Institut Portugal beantwortet.
O que é o humor saxónico e o que distingue-o do das outras regiões alemãs? Respondi nestas perguntas num artigo para o Goethe-Institut Portugal.
Munich (German: München) is the capital of the German region Bavaria (Bayern). With 1,5 million inhabitants, Munich is the 3rd biggest city of Germany (after Berlin and Hamburg). Munich is known especially for its famous Oktoberfest. Two other emblems are the New Town Hall and the Maypole at the Viktualienmarkt. The New Town Hall of Munich is […]
„What will your family eat on Christmas?“ is an often asked question in decembers. But what do people eat on New Year’s Eve? My family would answer the same as many other Germans, too: carp. The tradition of eating carp on Christmas or New Year’s Eve is very common in many parts of Germany as […]
Hoje, no dia 5 de dezembro, muitas crianças e em parte ainda @s adult@s na Alemanha limpam os seus sapatos. Mas por quê? E o que tem o dia de São Nicolau a ver com o Natal? Respondi nestas perguntas num artigo para o Goethe-Institut Portugal.
Heute, am 5. Dezember, putzen viele Kinder und teilweise auch noch Erwachsene ihre Schuhe. Aber warum? Und was hat der Nikolaustag mit Weihnachten zu tun? Diese Fragen habe ich in einem Artikel für das Goethe-Institut Portugal beantwortet.
My five days in Hamburg, Germany, for a setting research for my novel about a family living in Hamburg are almost over. I had a wonderful time and fell in love with the city and its people. Here are some pictures of settings that inspired me most for the plot of my book.