How is Remembrance Day celebrated in Germany? [more inside]
Have you read an informative, engaging book on German history? If so, what is it? [more inside]
In a critique of Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) Slavoj Žižek asserts that "in all known cases of a married couple where a spouse betrayed a partner, it was always a man who became an informant." Famously, Ulrich Mühe, star of Das Leben der Anderen, asserted that his ex-wife spied on him for Stasi, though both the ex-wife and her supposed Stasi superior denied this. Other than that case, are there any examples of East German wifes informing on their husbands for Stasi?
What tasty foods should an adventurous vegetarian eat in the UK and Western Europe? [more inside]
Berlin-Filter: mandatory car emissions sticker stuck in post... [more inside]
Hi, I'm going to be in the Munich area over the holidays and I want to find a place to hang out and drink. I've lived there already and I'm over the typical Bavarian biergarten/hall scene. Ideally, I'm looking for somewhere cozy and student oriented, good music playing (indie, downtempo, alternative hip-hop etc) and good, natural lighting for people watching. 100 super bonus points if their beer of choice is Augustiner!!! Thank you!!!!!
If you were giving a crash course on the history of Berlin 1933-1990, and you were limited to just a couple films, which ones would you assign? Documentaries preferred, and they must have some kind of English language option. [more inside]
How do I get from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Alexanderplatz late at night? [more inside]
Talented, creative, experienced (but mostly non-German-speaking) Canadian digital artist looking for postproduction/retouching work in Berlin. Got any leads or advice for my girlfriend? [more inside]
In Berlin, what's the best computer shop with good prices and a wide selection of products? The prices seem to suck here. I need to buy a couple of 1.0 or 1.5TB USB2.0+IEEE1394B external HDDs and some 16GB SDHC cards in the next few days. Near Aleskanderplatz if possible. [more inside]
We will be in Berlin from this Saturday until Wednesday. Please recommend a cabaret-type performance that will be comprehensible to non-German speakers, is not overly risque, and will make for a fun evening.
Seeking tips/advice for a trip to Oktoberfest (and surrounding area) for 2010. [more inside]
I'm preparing for a massive personal archiving/interviewing trip with my grandparents and need advice regarding many aspects of the project. [more inside]
GuitarFilter! I'm going to Mexico in september and i want to buy a guitar. Coming from Germany, are guitars much cheaper there? I specifically want to buy a Taylor Baby guitar (280 euros in germany), or should i buy a handmade one that mexico is so famous for? :p
I had some very tasty organic been in Germany years ago. It was brewed by Rother Bräu, and was either the Öko Urtrunk, Öko Ur-Weizen or the Öko Ur-Pils. I may have even tried all three at various times. I'd love to be able to track down any (if not all three) of these in the US. How do I do this? [more inside]
Renting a carseat in Nuremburg, Germany without renting a car. Anyone with knowledge about this? [more inside]
I just finished reading Hunting Eichmann and am wondering if any MeFites could recommend any other popular nonfiction books on Nazi Germany, Hitler, war criminals, etc. I don't do huge tomes well (400 pages or less!). The only other books I have read are MAUS and Explaining Hitler. Thanks for your input. So much out there...don't know where to begin. Probably the more well known the better as they may be available at my library.
What's the best option for shipping several boxes of household items from Canada to Germany? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend good books (fiction or non-fiction) that take place in East Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall?
What online company should I use to purchase travel insurance that meets the Schengen visa requirements? [more inside]
I'm going to be visiting Cologne, Germany on a research trip at the end of the month-- how should I dress? [more inside]
I arrive in Frankfurt next Sunday. I leave Frankfurt in the beginning of August. I will not be in Frankfurt in the meantime. Where do I keep my stuff? [more inside]
A weekend in Hamburg, with two parts to it - what's worth doing and seeing? [more inside]
I need information regarding the German dental costs to non-resident European nationals, with a EU health card but no German health insurance. [more inside]
Stuttgart for a day. [more inside]
My wife and I are looking for recommendations on what to see and where to go on a three-to-four day trip to Germany. More details inside. [more inside]
Where can I find a cheap, tiny TV in NRW, Germany? [more inside]
How realistic is it for me to go live and work in Germany six months from now, currently knowing little German? [more inside]
What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
Will be in Berlin at the beginning of September with nearly 5-year-old son. What family activities you would recommend?
Painting ID question with hilariously scant details. [more inside]
Traveling around Germany for a week: should I do Düsseldorf or not? [more inside]
I want to get married. Is there a European Las Vegas? [more inside]
What are the best MeFi-, Robotwisdom-, Agonist-like weblogs from Germany and in the German language ? A previous thread gave me some links, but i do not care for them and they were not in the same league as the blogs mentioned above.
Does anyone recognize this book about a girl living in Nazi Germany? [more inside]
[FoodFindFilter] Where can I purchase German candy manufactured by Hitschler called "Sowas" in the Seattle area or online? [more inside]
Thanks to an airline mix-up, I will be in Munich for one day before flying back to the States. Help me plan a fun day. [more inside]
Family members who will be visiting me in Amsterdam in April have requested that we spend a day in Germany. What cool stuff can we do in northwestern Germany, fairly close to the Dutch border? [more inside]
Please help with translating this ship manifest. [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are going to be living in berlin for the next 5 months, and we're going to want to grab german SIM cards. I'm having a hard time however finding any useful information. [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific website that I used to visit which listed clubs/shows in Germany. [more inside]
Help me find this German (?) music video! [more inside]
is there anything special I need to bring back from Berlin to Canada for myself? [more inside]
I will need a mobile phone in Germany for a two week trip, but need the number NOW; what are my options and how does that translate to SIM / top-up jargon? [more inside]
30-year investment portfolio which has to start before the end of the year and wants to be left alone afterwards?
If you had a very strong incentive to invest money before the end of the year with a 30-year outlook, and a further strong incentive to not adjust your investment strategy over that timeframe unless absolutely necessary, what kind of portfolio would you assemble? [more inside]
Do I need a permit to busk in Germany? [more inside]
I'm making Thanksgiving dinner with my American friend for her German host family. We want to share a little of our American "Thanksgiving culture" with them. My family in Maine always gets Indian carryout. What to do? [more inside]
Why do cities and countries have such vastly different names in different languages? [more inside]
I'm in Germany for the next few months. Had one of my hard drives shipped to me by a friend so I could get to some of my files. DHL have it now and won't give it to me without a fee and a receipt! What's up with that? [more inside]
I moved to Germany and then moved back to the USA after three weeks. While I was there, I signed up for a two year T-Mobile iPhone contract, because at the time I thought I was staying in Germany. Now I am stuck with an expensive 2 year contract that I can't use. [more inside]