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.
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.
This time I want to present to you the party system in Germany (and I will try to explain it in comparison to the American system). Christian (the other German writer) will write about the election system in Germany, so if you want to learn about how elections work in Germany, take a look at [...]
Konrad Adenauer – the name of Germany´s first chancellor is not known to most American citizens, and yet it is strongly connected with the change from Nazi Germany to the Federal Republic, with the country´s economic rise, but also with the Cold War.
Hello everyone! My name is Dominik Gutsche (23) and I am from Heidelberg, which is approximately of the same size as Salem. Originally, I come from a neat little town near Dresden in eastern Germany. I am convinced that this is one of the most beautiful regions in Germany and I [...]
My name is Isabelle and I’m the German Language Assistant for the next year. My Hometown is Koblenz. That’s a small city like Salem. That’s where the Moselle flows into the Rhine and of course you can find there “das Deutsche Eck” (German Corner).
My name is Christian de Haan, 21 years old, and I am from the beautiful city of Hamburg in Germany.
Hamburg is the second largest town of the country, amounting to 1.8 million inhabitants.
One reason for its popularity is that Hamburg is the economic center of North Germany, having the country´s highest GDP ($ [...]
After an almost 24 hours long journey in which I traveled around 4450 miles, crossed the Atlantic Ocean and landed in a 9-hours different time zone, I arrived here in Salem, Oregon. That was on the 22nd of August last year – almost 9 months ago. Having only a blurry picture of what I imagined American [...]
In German we have the proverb “Kleider machen Leute” (“Clothes make the man”). Of course this statement can be argued, but definitely the clothes and the personal fashion style a person has, is a statement about him or herself. Just as everywhere else, in Germany factors like age, job and personal taste also determine the [...]
In honour of the “International Food Week” an event that we will host on Willamette Campus between the 4th and the 9th of March this article is dedicated to one of my favourite topics: Food! In that second week of March Bon Appetit, the kitchen crew of Goudy Commons, will cook and prepare [...]
A little bit late but still I wish you all a happy new year! I hope that you had a good start to the new semester.
In this last article of the semester I want to share 10 things about my country with you.
“Different countries, different habits“ is a saying that we have in Germany. But I found that you have similar sayings in English as well. This might already indicate that there are of course also many similarities between German and American social life.
The German political party that has its main interest in environmental policy is called „Bündnis 90/Die Grünen“. The central idea of their policy is ecological, economical and social sustainability. The party „Die Grünen“ was founded in the 1980s and has its origins in the anti-nuclear power, ecology, peace and women’s movement of the 1970s. In 1993 [...]