German Brands: World-famous German brand NIVEA…

German Brands: World-famous German brand NIVEA specializes in skin & body care. It’s owned by the Hamburg-based company Beiersdorf, founded in 1882. In 1900, they developed a water-in-oil emulsion with Eucerit, the first stable emulsion. Nivea comes from the Latin “niveus” = “snow-white” in reference to the bright white color of the original product. In the 1930s, Beiersdorf also started making other products such as tanning oils, shaving creams, shampoos, facial cleansers, and toners.

In the 1980s, the brand expanded into a wider global market and is now available in more than 100 countries.

catisfashion: Claudia Schiffer


Claudia Schiffer

Claudia Schiffer (*25 Aug 1970) is a German model, actress, and fashion designer. She rose to fame in the 1990s as one of the world’s most successful models. In her early career, she was often compared to French actress Brigitte Bardot. She has appeared on more than one thousand magazine covers, and holds the record for the model with the most magazine covers, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. She was born in Rheinberg, a small town just outside Duisburg in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany, and she is fluent in 3 languages – German, English, and French.

Ein Porsche am Nürburgring. Die Porsche AG (pronounced…

Ein Porsche am Nürburgring.

Die Porsche AG (pronounced Porr-SHEH) is a famous German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs, and sedans. It is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg in Southwestern Germany and is owned by Volkswagen AG in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany. Porsche’s current lineup includes the 718 Boxster/Cayman, the 911, the 918 Panamera, the Macan, and the Cayenne. The company was founded in 1931. Read more about the history here:

Sonnenuntergang am Steinhuder Meer. Das Steinhuder Meer is a…

Sonnenuntergang am Steinhuder Meer. Das Steinhuder Meer is a large lake in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Northern Germany, located 30 km northwest of the state capital Hannover. It has an area of 30 square km, making it the largest lake of northwestern Germany, but it is very shallow, with an average depth of only 1.35 m and a max depth of less than 3 m. It lies within a region known as the Hanoverian Moor Geest. The lake has 2 islands: Wilhelmstein off Hagenburg was built in the 1700s and first served as a military fortress and military school, then a state prison. Die Badeinsel Steinhude was built in 1975 and has a sandy beach which is popular with summer guests. It’s accessible via an 80m pedestrian bridge from Steinhude.