My friend and I are going to Germany. We have both read "Gravity's Rainbow" and are interested in checking out a site or two related to the German rocket program during WWII, like Cuxhaven, Nordhausen, or Peenemünde. Does anyone know anything about spots like this?
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Oct 11, 2007 -
I'm spent over four months in my my life on vacation in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. I've done all of the touristy stuff. I'm bored out of my wits. What else can one do around here? [more inside]
posted by ye#ara
on Oct 7, 2007 -
Pre-paid international shipping? I'd like to have someone drop something off in Germany and have the item shipped to me in Canada at my expense. Simpler is better. [more inside]
posted by tiamat
on Sep 26, 2007 -
What chocolate, candy, sweets, etc, from Canada should I send to my friend in Germany? What do I have here that she would never have tried there?
posted by arcticwoman
on Sep 22, 2007 -
How does one say "Merry Christmas" in Bavaria? Is it Fröhliche Weihnachten? Frohe Weihnachten? Something else? I'm looking for the standard phrase people write in Christmas cards.
posted by The corpse in the library
on Sep 12, 2007 -
The Postal Service of a few different countries is a factor in where I decide to move. [more inside]
posted by Rykey
on Sep 2, 2007 -
A german friend of mine needs to send me ~US$300. What is a simple and inexpensive way for her to send me the money from Germany to the US? Speed is not important.
posted by kickingtheground
on Jul 18, 2007 -
Help me find a new (I think) nonfiction book about Germany in World War II. All I know about it: It MAY have been recently mentioned in the NY Times (a search there failed) and one memorable scene. In the scene, a German pilot writes about flying over Normandy on D-Day, seeing the sheer mass of the Allied force, and knowing right then that the war was lost for his country. I know it's not much to go on, but can anyone help?
posted by GaelFC
on Jun 25, 2007 -
My parents decided they want to visit Munich during the Oktoberfest. Every hotel or B&B near the town center seems to be booked or prohibitively expensive during this time. Can anybody recommend lodgings or other areas in which to look for lodgings that are not directly in the town center? [more inside]
posted by chillmost
on Jun 21, 2007 -
CornballFilter : I'm trying to change the words of an old German song to make a German girl laugh. (Look .... you are just going to have to trust me on this) Need help making it rhyme. [more inside]
posted by DirtyCreature
on Jun 18, 2007 -
MusicalInstrumentFilter: I was watching a program on german folk music, and one musical instrument basically looked like a small milk churner, and made a .. uh.. farting sound. Anyone know the instrument?
posted by slater
on Jun 16, 2007 -
I am visiting Lourdes in mid-August with my family, there will be 6 adults and 1 4 year old child. I am looking for some tips about this and what to do afterwards. [more inside]
posted by trashcan
on May 29, 2007 -
So I'm going to Germany for about a week this summer, flying into Cologne. The cash available for good times is significantly lower than I had thought. Anyone have good ideas for cheap ways around and thru Deutschland? Can I take an inner-tube down the Rhine? [more inside]
posted by bluenausea
on May 16, 2007 -
I'll be starting a new job in Germany soon. Conservative dress (read: a suit) is expected. AskMe Germans, expats, and/or fashion mavens, please help me figure out what I can buy online or in the USA that won't look too out of place in Deutschland. Danke! [more inside]
posted by barelylegalrealist
on May 14, 2007 -
I am an American interested in buying property in Berlin. Do any other Americans with experience in this have any advice to offer? [more inside]
posted by suisse
on Apr 30, 2007 -
What form did the repatriations that were extracted from Germany after WWI take? I am curious as to whether they were in the form of the heavy durable goods that would have accelerated the recovery of German industry or if they were foodstuffs, direct labor or something else. Where can I find data that would give me a breakdown on what the repatriations consisted of?
posted by Raybun
on Apr 11, 2007 -
I'd like to be able to live and work in Germany in the next couple of years. I know that their employment system is the definition of old school - virtually every job requires a multi-year apprenticeship or internship. I'm wondering, are there any exceptions I could exploit to get a job?
posted by kamelhoecker
on Mar 19, 2007 -
Please tell me the name of an awful German or Austrian porno from the late 80's or early 90's (Dubbed version). NSFW (duh!) [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Feb 26, 2007 -
How to make a small profit with currency if you have regular access to the Euro and Slovak Crown? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Feb 24, 2007 -
Asking for friend: Watching The Lives of Others
, a movie taking place in East Germany during the Cold War, I noticed that a limousine in the movie was a Volvo. I have also noticed that other movies set in the Eastern Bloc show cars made by Western nations. Is this an oversight by the movie makers, or were these cars actually available at these times?
posted by dreamyshade
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Nicholas Mosely's Hopeful Monsters
has an extensive section dealing with the German Wandervogel
movement. Can you suggest any other novels (preferably in English, but auf Deutsch is also acceptable) deal with Wandervogeln or related themes?
posted by Chrischris
on Dec 17, 2006 -
We're planning a family holiday in Köln (Cologne) in early December. Aside from the Christmas markets, the Dom and Kölsch bier, anything unmissable? The kids are 5 and 3.
posted by sagwalla
on Oct 30, 2006 -
Mr. Walla and I will be in Freiburg (im Breisgau, in the Black Forest) for the next month or so. We know it's not a big city, but we're hoping the hive mind might have some tips on the area. Favorite places to eat, drink, walk, go on day or weekend trips? English, dancing, yoga classes? We're open to just about anything. We'll be living in the Wiehre neighborhood, and we like to walk/bike. Unfortunate limitations: we speak no German and have no car. Thanks!
posted by walla
on Oct 16, 2006 -
Ideas for respectfully avoiding cigarette smoke when visiting a strong smoking culture (especially in Wien/Vienna, but advice for other cities is very welcome too). [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Oct 14, 2006 -
I will be traveling through Germany (and a wee bit of Netherlands) this October for 3 weeks. I am already quite aware that Oktoberfest does not occur in October save for a few days.
Suggestions for this country during this time period?
I will be in at least Köln/Cologne, Bonn, Munich, Berlin. My schedule is very flexible and I plan to do the hostel thing. I have a Eurail pass already. I enjoy music, cafes, museums, meeting people A good friend from high school will be joining me. I'm in my mid-twenties.
posted by umlaut
on Sep 20, 2006 -
I swear my friend isn't a Nazi, but what the heezy is this thing I found in his stuff? [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Sep 11, 2006 -
I am preparing an application for an exchange to either Germany or Holland to study non-monumental heritage sites. I need to justify why I need to go to one of these places. (posted for signal
) [more inside]
posted by nomad
on Jul 24, 2006 -
Need suggestions for good reads to bring along on a two week vacation to (mostly) rural Germany for an American Lit and Creative Writing teacher. [more inside]
posted by ontic
on Jul 10, 2006 -
I want to watch this Friday's (June 30, 2006) Argentina vs. Germany World Cup soccer match with other Argentineans in Los Angeles. Where can I do this? [more inside]
posted by redteam
on Jun 28, 2006 -
Blast! I'm in trouble. I was going to stay with a friend in Bonn, but... [more inside]
posted by fake
on Jun 2, 2006 -
I'm 17 years old and considering moving to Europe after graduate school, roughly 8 years from now if all goes to plan. I am a dual citizen (Belgium-US). What should I do during the coming years of college towards this end? [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on May 6, 2006 -
Teaching English in Germany, or other jobs for English speakers for a non-German speaker: possible? how? [more inside]
posted by ori
on Apr 17, 2006 -
Looking for amazing local music from Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic and the Netherlands. [more inside]
posted by evadery
on Apr 17, 2006 -
I was in Nuremburg, Germany a few years ago and saw a bizarre piece of public art that puzzled me and the Internets has let me down. It is a giant rabid looking rat-like creature (made of copper?) that appears to be going on a rampage. It was located prominently near a castle in the walled city. Can anybody tell me what this horrific sculpture is all about?
posted by punkfloyd
on Feb 9, 2006 -
I am in love with the way they make doener kebabs
in Berlin. However, now that I'm living in a much less civilized city (Washington, DC), all I can find are authentic Turkish kebabs. While these are excellent, they're just not the same! Help me figure out how to make them just like they do in Germany. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa
on Feb 4, 2006 -