Cultural topics for German learners


Apr 18, 2024

Erntedank: Everything you need to know about German Thanksgiving

When you think of Thanksgiving, images of turkey feasts, pumpkin pies and big family gatherings probably come to mind. But...

Couple singing German love songs in the car

Mar 15, 2024

5 German love songs that will make your heart melt 

German culture isn’t famous for big emotions and public displays of affection. And yet, the lyrics to popular German love...

Two chatting with a coffee while on a date in Switzerland

Mar 06, 2024

A guide to dating in Switzerland

Dating is never easy, but it can be especially fraught if you’re looking for love in a foreign country. Such...

A couple saying goodbye in Swiss German at a train station

Mar 06, 2024

7 ways to say goodbye in Swiss German

When you’re starting to learn Swiss German, one of the first things you probably want to know is how to...

Friends playing German board games

Feb 15, 2024

The 6 best German board games

Whether you’re already a big fan of board games or simply looking for a new way to practice your language...

Foreigners getting divorce in Germany

Jan 31, 2024

Divorce in Germany: A guide for foreigners

Life doesn’t always go as planned. Most people who get married assume that it will last forever, but a lot...

People doing the TÜV certification for their vehicle - what is TÜV

Jan 29, 2024

What is TÜV certification in Germany?

When navigating the complexities of German industry and safety standards, one name often stands out: TÜV. But what exactly is...

Woman in a bathing suit sitting in a whirlpool in a German spa town

Dec 11, 2023

The 6 best German spa towns

German spa towns are more than simply places to unwind for a long weekend. The best spa towns in Germany...

Red house in Sweden with a Swedish flag as a presentation of Swedish vs. German language

Dec 11, 2023

German vs. Swedish: How close are they

If you speak German, you can probably understand a few words of Swedish. Perhaps you can even roughly guess the...

Couple with baby enjoying parental leave in Germany

Dec 07, 2023

Parental leave in Germany: Your questions answered

Balancing a career and family in Germany is more manageable thanks to Germany’s relatively generous parental leave policies. Elternzeit (parental...

People celebrating Witches' night in Germany

Dec 06, 2023

Witches’ Night in Germany: An enchanting experience

Walpurgisnacht, also called Hexennacht or Hexensabbat, is a holiday celebrated on April 30 in parts of Germany. Inspired by folkloric...

Sorbian men on the easter ride speaking the sorbian language

Nov 10, 2023

The Sorbian language: Where is it spoken?

The Sorbian language is part of the West Slavic group of languages. Comprising two major dialects, Upper Sorbian (hornjoserbšćina) and...