Famous Germans

10 Martin Luther quotes in German and English

This month Germany is celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s reformation. Reformation Day is on the 31st ...

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German writers: Joachim Ringelnatz

The author and painter Joachim Ringelnatz was born on the 7th August 1883 in Wurzen in Saxony. His ...

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How a German singer can inspire to learn German

  I always find it interesting to hear what inspires students to learn German. This weeks blog post ...

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German composers: Johann Sebastian Bach

When it comes to classical composers, most people have heard of Johann Sebastian Bach, and as he was ...

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German actors: Heinz Rühmann

Heinz Rühmann Heinz Rühmann is one of my favourite German actors and as it would have been his ...

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German writers: Karl May

Winnetou, Old Shatterhand, Intschu-tschuna, Nscho-tschi, Kara Ben Nemsi, Hadschi Halef Omar – these are probably not words which you would associate ...

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Learn more about Germany’s history with Zeitklicks

A while ago I posted about a website which lets you read a lot about Beethoven. Here is ...

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Loriot – still one of Germany’s best comedians!

Bernhard-Victor Christoph-Carl von Bülow would have celebrated his 90th birthday today. He was born on the 12th November 1923 ...

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How Beethoven can help you improve your German

I came across this lovely website the other day, the Beethoven Haus für Kinder .  It is originally aimed at ...

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Martin Luther and the Reformation Day

Last year I wrote about Halloween and how we didn’t celebrate it in Germany as, at the time, ...

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