We have those same wind patterns here in Western Canada, we call them Chinooks. We had one just a few days ago- the weather went from -35° C to 4° C. Now we’re back in the deep freeze, but it was a welcome break

Hi there. I think you were referring to this post http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/foehn and Canadian weather is really impressive. Northern Germany is around the Canadian Souths‘ longitude, but weather patterns here are different, in part due to the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Drift. I think I might die at -35 Celsius — more of a warm weather person and so not into snow! I mean, it looks pretty and all and frozen lakes are fun, and icicles are pretty… but after about a week of it, I‘d rather sit under palm trees on a beach, sipping ice cold drinks. 🙂 We have a lot of rain and (depending on location) more or less ice and snow in Germany in winter but unless you‘re in the highest mountains, temps rarely go below – 10 C or – 12 C, and for most of the country probably linger more around – 5 to + 10 for the winter on average. When I was a kid there was more snow, too.

Winter: http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/winter
Weather: http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/weather Climate: http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/climate Snow: http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/snow

After months of research and deliberation, I just booked a one-way ticket to Germany because fuck it. I’m young, I have a degree, a savings account, some B2 Deutsch, and as it stands currently, I’m already underemployed here in Canada, so why not? I’m excited and scared and freaking out a little bit, and I really needed to tell someone.

Oh cool. Have you been to Germany before? Where are you going?

Werther’s Echte, aka Werther’s Original, is a brand of…

Werther’s Echte, aka Werther’s Original, is a brand of caramel candy made by the German company August Storck. It’s popular across Europe, Japan, Canada & the USA, and was named after the town in Westfalen where the company was founded in 1903. The original is caramel-flavored hard candy; later variants include chewy toffees and a soft melt-in-your-mouth version. There’s a variant with chocolate filling as well as 3 sugarfree versions, a caramel coffee swirl, a caramel mint swirl, and some seasonal versions like caramel apple. A product available in the UK is Werther’s Chocolate, a dark and milk chocolate with butterscotch running through it. TV ads in Germany and the UK featured an old man offering the caramels to his grandson. In US ads, actor Robert Rockwell played the kind-hearted grandfather. An adaptation was later produced for the Japanese market. “ Other Storck products – try them, they’re all delicious.

More German candy.

“In recent times, approximately 160,000 Germans leave Germany in a year – about 100,000 of them…”

“In recent times, approximately 160,000 Germans leave Germany in a year – about 100,000 of them return.”

Stats from the emigration docu “Goodbye Ausland, hallo Heimat!” 

Hi! I’m from Vancouver and I love the German culture, architecture, and history- I feel so connected to it and find Bavaria feels like a home away from home to me. May I ask how Germans view Canada/Canadians? ♡

Hi there. I can only speak for myself but Canada, to me, is more like a mix of Europe and the USA (as is Australia, btw). Canada seems somewhat more introverted and more… modest than the US, more environmentally friendly, more “socialist” with healthcare, and you use Celsius and kilometer like the rest of the world. 😀 Landscapes remind me of Scandinavia, big cities of the USA. Canada seems more “granola” than the US. Also see the Canadians tag here and the Canada tag here. Bayern/Bavaria tag here.

If anybody else wants to answer this, leave a message. 🙂

ARTE (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) is a…

ARTE (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) is a French-German coproduction of a higher end TV network that runs programs on society & culture, independent film, and the arts. It’s made up of 3 separate companies from Strasbourg at the French-German border, Paris, and Baden-Baden in Germany. As an international joint venture, it caters to audiences from both France and Germany in German and French. This means double-titling, opposite-language subtitling, dubbing, hosts who speak both languages, and 2 separate audio tracks through DVB-T, sat tv, and digital cable. Broadcasts begun in 1992. The Australian Special Broadcasting Service translates many ARTE programs into English for its own network and overseas broadcasts. French-language programs are also broadcast on Canada’s Ici ARTV channel. In Europe, ARTE can be seen in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and South Tyrol in Italy.

Germany seems to be doing pretty well with “only” 4.5 road…

Germany seems to be doing pretty well with “only” 4.5 road fatalities per 100,000/year, despite the fact that large parts of the Autobahn still do not have a speed limit. That said, we also have a rather lengthy (and expensive!) system when it comes to getting your driver’s licence and the minimum age for driving is 18 years old. Read the full article – “Are Germans the best drivers in the world?”