As Robert Downey Jr. drove his Audi to a box-office heights in “Iron Man 3,” Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy have their own German Car War going. Check out this very entertaining video about what happens “when old school goes head to head with new school in a battle of speed and wits,” as Audi [...]
Enjoy this precious 1920’s expressionist film from the time of the German Weimar Republic. The Golem: How He Came Into The World. The only part of Paul Wegener’s Golem Trilogy that has not been lost. Enjoy Karl Freund’s cinematography and how he, like in his later works “Metropolis” and “Dracula” paints with shadow and light
An easter a picture of the Babylonic Goddess of love, war and sex Ishtar to be the namegiving goddess of easter went viral, but most scholars believe that the word Easter derives from the Germanic Goddess Ostara. German and English use words derived from her name, Easter and Ostern. Whereas in Romanic languages the name [...]
FROHE OSTERN – HAPPY EASTER
Rosenmontag – Shrove Monday, Merry Monday, Rose Monday
Aschermittwoch – Ash Wednesday
die Fastenzeit – Lent, the Lenten season
die Karwoche – Holy Week, Passion Week
der Palmsonntag – Palm Sunday
Karfreitag – Good Friday
das Kruzifix – crucifix
die Kreuzigung – crucifixion
kreuzigen – crucify
die Auferstehung – Resurrection of Christ
der Ostersonntag – Easter Sunday
der Osterhase – Easter [...]
Kids grow, clothes don’t. Some say that children outgrow almost 1,500 articles of clothing in their first 18 years. That’s a problem!
The German Apparel Company “KinderStuff” found a way to solve the problem. For every item the customer purchases, he gets a discount in the future. When the clothes no longer fit, you [...]
The World Baseball Classic comes to a close this month after almost six months of qualifying matches, training and playing for baseball players all over the world.
The tournament, held every four years and spread across various continents, hosts countries from all over the world. Many of the players in the championship play in the US [...]
Who knew that you can research Nicknames and have it be a serious scientific endeavor?
The University of Graz has a couple of questions for you:
Share you favorite Nicknames oder Kosenamen with us.
German born basketball player Tim Ohlbrecht joins the NBA-Team Houston Rockets (on the picture with Rockets-manager Darryl Morey)! The seven-footer, who played for the D-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers before he joined the Rockets, signed a three-year contract with the Texan team.
Ohlbrecht, born in Wuppertal, is the eigth German basketball player who ever played [...]
Christoph Waltz not only gets awarded pretty much any award available during award season, something he is doing for the second time, but he manages a first. He is the first SNL host with German as his mother-tongue.
Watch the whole show on NBC’s website.
Hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live was not the first time he showed [...]
Ooo rock me Amadeus
Rock me Amadeus…
Rock rock rock rock me Amadeus
Rock me all the time to the top
Er war ein Punker
Und er lebte in der großen Stadt
Es war Wien, war Vienna
Wo er alles tat
Er hatte Schulden denn er trank
Doch ihn liebten alle Frauen
Und jede rief:
Come on and rock me Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, Amadeus
Amadeus Amadeus, [...]