My boyfriend and I will be meeting my dad in Berlin in mid-September. I've never been to Germany and my boyfriend has never been to Switzerland, and we'll be there a total of 10 days. How should we split up our time, and what should we see? My dad will be renting a car, so we're planning on driving between cities. Any suggestions are appreciated!
posted by odayoday
on Jun 26, 2008 -
I'm organizing a trip to Berlin for about 10 people in their mid-twenties in July. What should we not miss? [more inside]
posted by sveskemus
on Jun 19, 2008 -
I'll be in Germany for about 3 weeks in September/October. I want to get a tattoo (towards the end of the trip, probably) while I'm there. Any recommendations from personal experience? I don't speak German but will be with a native. [more inside]
posted by pontouf
on May 12, 2008 -
Help an American traveling in Germany get around for a month this summer - car or train? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay
on Apr 23, 2008 -
I'm a 21 year old Canadian considering moving to Europe, and I'm mostly looking at Germany. What difficulties might I face? Which country might be the easiest to get a EU citizenship in? [more inside]
posted by radgardener
on Feb 4, 2008 -
What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
posted by barrakuda
on Jan 31, 2008 -
Where is a good place in a European city for a non-European to buy a small but nice two bedroom apartment for holidays? Looking for a city environment. How much would I need to spend? Are there any regulatory hurdles? Where do I find them? [more inside]
posted by DirtyCreature
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Why were the Germans allied with the Japanese in WWII?
Why were the Americans at war with the Japanese?
posted by TigerCrane
on Dec 22, 2007 -
I have just been accepted into a study abroad program in Germany for next summer, and am very excited! But now I would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah
on Nov 30, 2007 -
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 -