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Gengenbach in Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany is a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). It’s known for its traditional Alemanic “fasnacht”, (“Fasend”), a kind of historically influenced celebration of carnival, where tradition is followed, from wearing costumes with carved wooden masks to clapping with a “Ratsche” (a traditional-classic wooden “sound-producing” toy). Gengenbach has a a picturesque, traditional, medieval town centre (“Altstadt”). The town has the world’s biggest advent calendar. The 24 windows of the 18th century town hall represent the 24 “windows” of an Advent calendar. The town also hosts a department of The Graduate School of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. The nearest cities are Offenburg, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, and Strasbourg/France.

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https://youtu.be/l84KRueJUe4

Kleine Ziege, Sturer Bock (2015)

A man who earns his living by being an Elvis impersonator in retirement homes meets his 12-year-old daughter he never knew of. Together, they embark on a journey into Scandinavia to deliver a sheep to Norway. A heartwarming family film and road movie. 1 hour, 30 mins, auf Deutsch.

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Freilassing in Bayern, Southern Germany, until 1923 Salzburghofen is a town of some 16,000 inhabitants in the southeastern corner of Bavaria. It belongs to the “Regierungsbezirk” Oberbayern and the “Landkreis” (County) of Berchtesgadener Land. Freilassing can be seen as the biggest suburb of Salzburg, the famous Austrian city just on the other side of the border.

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„Deutschland hat mir zehnmal mehr gegeben, als ich mir je erhofft habe. Ich verdanke diesem wunderbaren Land mein Leben.“

— Rudi Carrell (1934-2006), Dutch entertainer and tv host, who lived and worked in Germany for decades. Along with other Dutch entertainers like Johannes Heesters or Linda de Mol, he was very successful and probably the most famous Dutchman in Germany. He had his own “Rudi Carrell Show”, which ran from the 60′s to the 90′s. He also sang and acted in several movies.