By ieberz on Apr 11, 2013 in Germany | Comments Off
I think this quotation summarizes the meaning of friendship in a really good way and provides a wonderful metaphor. Friendship is something exceptional and incredibly precious. I think when you have found a real friend, then you won’t lose him/her anymore, no matter what has happened.
By ieberz on Feb 24, 2013 in Germany | Comments Off
German music…I don’t really know where I should start. I think everybody knows that some really famous composers are Germans. Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Friedrich Händel and Wilhelm Richard Wagner are probably the most famous and also today, we have great musicians who remind us about the rich German heritage of classic [...]
By ieberz on Feb 7, 2013 in Germany | Comments Off
Education is so essential and still so different in every country. In Germany even the Bundesländer (states) differ in their concepts of education. Decisions about education like the school system or fees for studying are up to the states. In the state where I come from, the education starts with Kindergarten. You can enter [...]
By ieberz on Dec 5, 2012 in Germany | 1 Comment
Ja, ich will…
That’s probably the sentence every girl is dreaming of, to hear and say one time in her life.
I’m fortunate to have already attended four different weddings. I was at the wedding of my uncle when I was 5 years old, and 3 weddings of my cousins in the last few years. Every wedding [...]
By dgutsche on Dec 5, 2012 in Germany | Comments Off
In Germany, there are many customs concerning marriage that vary from region to region and from family to family. I had to deal with the topic “marriage” just recently since got I married only six months ago, and I want to provide you with an insight to what marriage in Germany is like.
By ieberz on Nov 4, 2012 in Germany | Comments Off
In this entry, I will write about the All Saints Day in Germany. I have to admit that I’m not really well connected to this topic because I’m not deeply religious but I will try to explain it anyway.
By dgutsche on Nov 3, 2012 in Germany | Comments Off
Death, in general, is a very challenging topic and it is to a great extent not touched upon in German public. Indeed, many people wouldn’t talk about it. I could imagine that Americans and Germans are quite similar in their approach to death as our societies have a great deal in common.