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 -
Identify-a-novel-filter. My girlfriend remembers reading a novel about ten years ago recounting the experiences of a Jewish family before, during and after World War 2. [more inside]
posted by gentle
on Dec 19, 2005 -
I'm headed to Karlsbad Germany next week, which is near Karlsruhe
. I'll be there for a week on business, and am anticipating having most of the weekend free. Any suggestions as to what to do? [more inside]
posted by gregariousrecluse
on Dec 8, 2005 -
My best friend's dad (who is like a father to me) was born at a Nazi POW camp soon after WWII. We are going to Germany on holiday in a few days, and he would like to hunt down a birth certificate because his father does not have one. Help? [more inside]
posted by bryak
on Dec 5, 2005 -
When driving from France into Germany, is there a border crossing where you have to stop and speak to an official? Or do you just drive across with only a sign to mark the border? [more inside]
posted by richg
on Nov 12, 2005 -
Places to go and things to see (and photograph) in Berlin, Dusseldorf/Essen/Cologne and Vienna. [more inside]
posted by jedrek
on Nov 3, 2005 -
I'm planning on spending 4 nights in Germany next July and was hoping for advice on how to get from Frankfurt to Berlin without driving. I'd also be happy to hear about any advice/travel stories about Germany. Cheers and advance thanks.
posted by Chimp
on Nov 1, 2005 -
German Culture circa 1850. Where on-line can I find information about daily life for a German child born 1847? [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita
on Jul 5, 2005 -
How difficult would it be for a nineteen year old with one year of college, moderate work experience, a TEFL certificate and little to no European language ability to get a temporary work visa in the EU? I'm thinking Germany, specifically. I've checked out this thread
, but that seems to pertain mostly to becomig a citizen. I'm not looking to become naturalized or anything (though that would be nice), just find a menial job to support myself for six months or less. Note: I'm willing to accept "impossible" as an answer.
posted by borkingchikapa
on May 18, 2005 -
I am travelling to London and Germany next week (from the US), and while I had planned to leave my computer at home, procrastination and the dissertation deadline have made that plan impossible. I don't want my advisors to notice I'm gone. [more inside]
posted by dness2
on May 2, 2005 -
My girlfriend and I will be in Berlin for a week starting tomorrow, and we love to eat good, interesting food. Unfortunately our budget will be pretty tight. Any restaurant or cuisine recommendations? [more inside]
posted by hartsell
on Mar 8, 2005 -
How quickly should I be able to learn to drive a manual transmission vehicle well enough to manage some tricky conditions (large van, driving from Berlin to Brussels)? What are some tips and tricks? How often (and in what conditions) should I be practicing before I get there? Tips specific to German driving are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by xo
on Feb 25, 2005 -
How do you pronounce the word 'Wilhelmine' used as an English adjective to describe things pertaining to the German Second Empire (1871-1918)? wil-HELM-meena, as in the female name? wil-HELM-meen? I've only read it, never heard it, and on-line dictionaries fail me.
posted by mojohand
on Feb 13, 2005 -
There's a wonderful liqueur that I'd like to buy as a gift, but it's only available from a distillery in Germany. I contacted the distillery, and with my somewhat limited German, was able to ask about shipment to the US. They can ship it, but don't accept payment via credit card, but rather "mit Rechnung." This I believe to be "by check," but I'm not sure. Has anyone had experience with this kind of transaction? Some German sites I saw which also require that kind of payment have forms that ask for a password. Is this an EU thing only?
posted by icetaco
on Dec 3, 2004 -
All over Berlin (west and east) there are large pipes sticking out of the sidewalk. They're painted light purple. Sometimes they cross a single street before going back underground. What are they?
posted by Nelson
on Oct 31, 2004 -