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  • Green bridges help animals safely cross the German Autobahn

    To protect the country’s native wildlife, Germany has built more than 80 “green bridges” since 2005, helping hundreds of thousands of native animals cross roads safely, including elk, deer, wild…

  • Word of the Week: Bierernst

    If you’re trying to express how serious you are about something, what word would you use? In German, you would say you are bierernst (“beer serious”). No joke! Or is…

  • Word of the Week: Stein im Brett

    Let’s pretend your coworker surprised you with your favorite Starbucks drink during work. How do you feel about her? Most likely, he or she is now on your good side. Germans…

  • Word of the Week: Eiertanz

    Have you ever wondered what to do with any leftover colored Easter eggs you don’t plan on keeping for next year or are unable to eat anytime soon? How about…

  • Eggs and bunnies symbolize renewal and joy

    Something odd happens throughout Germany on Easter Sunday. Whether in apartments, houses or gardens, excited children run around, pushing the furniture aside, lifting the cushions and looking under trees and…

  • 10 German baked goods you have to try

    Diplomats spend much of their year away from Germany. Away from family, away from outstanding public transport, and most dramatically—away from German baked goods. If you have not yet visited…

  • Word of the Week: Tortenheber

    What do you use to lift up a piece of pie and place it on a plate? A Tortenheber, of course! It seems that Germans have a word for everything,…

  • Word of the Week: Verdauungsspaziergang

    What do you do when you ate too much? You go on a Verdauungsspaziergang, of course! A Verdauungsspaziergang is a walk that you take to get you moving and help…

  • US-German and trans-Atlantic relations in the 21st century

    On Tuesday, March 9, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas for a keynote address in honor of the launch of the Fritz Stern chair, followed by…

  • 11 German libraries that book lovers will adore

    Bookworms, delight! These 11 libraries are enough reason alone to visit Germany someday. 1. Marienburg Castle Queen’s Library, Hanover The library in Marienburg Castle, along with the castle itself, was…