German Men Sit Down to Pee

I mentioned in a previous blog posting a Kindle book I was reading and I promised to give an update on it once I had finished reading it so here we go…

The book is “German Men Sit Down To Pee And Other Insights Into German Culture” and as you will guess from that, it is a jovial look at the Germans and their unique ways. It is written by James Cave, a well travelled Irishman with experience of German life, and Niklas Frank, a German who is experienced in dealing with bewildered expats.

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Online German Property Searches

In response to a growing number of messages I am receiving asking about how to go about finding properties in the area, I can recommend the following web search engines:

Unfortunately, they are in German but it is easy enough to find your way around them using a dictionary, or for those who really cannot be bothered, by running them through an online translator such as the one available on Google Chrome.

I am working on doing a full article which will include common terminology and other bits of advice on finding property. I will publish that as soon as I can.

Apps for Learning German

Here are a couple of screenshots from my ‘phone showing the apps which have been helping me on my German learning journey.

My favourites are Lingvist and Duolingo, both of which have free content. Speak and Translate costs a few Euros but is great as you can speak into it and it will translate what you have said.

Christmas Trees at Kloster Machern

If you are looking for a real Christmas tree this year,  Baumschule Erbe from Erden will be selling them at Kloster Machern near Bernkastel Kues between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • 6th through 8th December inclusive
  • 13th through 15th December inclusive
  • 19th through 22nd December inclusive

Whilst you are there, the monastery (“Kloster”) itself is worth exploring. As well as the usual ecclesiastical buildings, there is also a brewery, museum and winery.

Kloster Machern website is http://www.klostermachern.de/ although it is only in German so you might need to run it through Google Translate.

Weihnachtsbaum
Kloster Machern Christmas Trees

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