Posts Tagged "Newbie Tips"

Traditional German Costume - Tracht

Dress (like the Germans) to Impress

Time to don a Dirndl or Lederhosen and party like a German. Follow our guide to traditional dress and you won’t go too far wrong…

German Stores

Shopping Beyond the Military Base

Get started on your shopping journey beyond the gate guards – discover info on popular grocery and hardware stores as well as drugstores in Germany.

Blend in while Traveling Abroad

Cecelia Curtis shows us how to blend in while we travel to get a true European experience, stay safe and prevent cultural misunderstandings.

Cultural Immersion: Life Off-Post

Story and photos by Paul Hughes, U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart This is the first part of a three-part series that takes a look at what it’s like to live off-post, on-post… Read more

Traditional German Costume - Tracht

Bavaria ABC: Need-To-Know Words for Life in Bavaria

You’ve been meaning to add new words to your German vocabulary, want to get to know key parts of Bavarian culture or you’re simply looking to learn some fun facts… Read more

Your Guide to German Bakeries

A variety of different breads, rolls, cookies, pastries or cakes are offered daily in German bakeries. Let us help you navigate the bakeries of Germany!

Free college for Americans?

Did you know that Americans can study at a German university in English and for free? Find out how…

Actress: Hannah Dean. Photographer: Faye Thomas

Things to Know about Swimming Pools & Lakes in Germany

With the weather finally starting to warm up, Germany’s many public pools and lakes are open for business. Here are a few of the rules and etiquette that can help you make the most of your time cooling off.

Everything You Need to Know about Carnival in Germany

Get an understanding of Fasching, one of Germany’s oldest and largest celebration. Kicking off very soon, get involved and have fun at this utterly bonkers event!

Tips for Booking a Cheap Ryanair Flight

Being a thrifty traveler, I always price out different planes, trains and automobiles. Most of the time you just can’t beat the price of a Ryanair flight. If you are willing to… Read more

German Wine Labels

Reading Wine Labels in Germany

Here are a few tips to help you decipher German wine labels. Living in central Germany puts you right in the middle of some of the best vineyards in the world. It would be a shame not to learn something about German wine during your stay.

Help with Homesickness

What to do against homesickness

The sting of homesickness is a reality for even the most seasoned of traveler.

Conquering the Deutsche Bahn like a pro

After a recent trip in which I ended up on the wrong train, here is a very basic explanation for riding the train here in Germany.

3 Ways to Discover Germany by Train for Less

3 Ways to Discover Germany by Train for Less

It’s no secret that the trains in Germany is one of the best in the world. Here are the 3 best deals from Deutsche Bahn for discovering Germany by train.

A Potted History of Germany

How much do you know about the history of Germany? Familiarize yourself with some of the key highs and lows of Germany’s colorful past.

Familiar German Recipes

Try out our recipes for traditional German foods, that don’t differ too much from some American classics…

Tips on the Stuttgart Transit System

Are you a little intimated with the sophistication and elegance of the Stuttgart rail and bus system? This article will provide helpful tips on how to get around the Stuttgart transit system.

The Transition to German Life

A few months ago, there was a knock at my door. It was my neighbor, and apparently, my Mayor. A conversation ensued about Americans living in German neighborhoods. The purpose… Read more

Christmas Traditions in Germany

Germany’s association with Christmas is forged by its christian and predominately catholic religion. Let’s see how Christmas is celebrated in Germany…

Shopping in Germany

Just arrived and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Here’s a few tips you need to know about shopping in Germany.

Ready to play cornhole with our homemade set

Bond with the Locals: Play Cornhole!

Adjusting to a new country is hard. If you’re finding it difficult to bond with the locals try a game of cornhole!

Learn Germany Quickly

Learn German Quickly

If you happen to be living in Germany, then learning German (and helping your children to do so) can really help you get the best out of living here.

Car seat rules in Germany

Car Seat Rules in Germany

Germany like most other countries in the EU has strict rules over children’s car seats. These are imperative to keep infants and young children as safe as possible when traveling… Read more

Parking in Germany

Most city parking in Germany is paid or restricted to residents. Large cities have large signs to direct you to garages, and some show how many spaces are available at any… Read more

5 Tips for living off-base in Germany

Living off base in Germany can be one of the most memorable experiences you’ll ever have. Which means, of course, that you might encounter some things that are very different… Read more