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Kölnischen Abentuer

Mandi arrived safely in Cologne, Germany, on Sunday morning after a long day of travel. Things wen’t smoothly until the very end, when the power was out at the train station and she had to _schlep_ her luggage up and down all the stairs without the aid of an escalator or an elevator (she’s really strong!). 96 more words

Uber is now banned throughout Germany

This story has been updated to include a statement from Uber. 

Uber thought it was off the hook when the city of Berlin lifted a ban against the car service. 292 more words


Radioactive wild boars still run wild in Germany, 28 years after Chernobyl

Wild boar meat is a delicacy in Saxony, the easternmost state in Germany, which bulges over the Czech Republic. Unfortunately for sausage enthusiasts, the German government reports that a staggering number of wild boars in the area have been oozing radiation—so much so that they’re unfit for human consumption. 290 more words

Captain Bastian: Schweinsteiger named new skipper of Germany

On Tuesday the German national team announced they have a new captain.

After winning the World Cup in Brazil this summer, Phillip Lahm retired from international soccer and a replacement was needed for the Bayern Munich legend. 270 more words

2014 World Cup

Yefim Golyshev, Arnold Schoenberg, and the Origins of Twelve-Tone Music

Many pages of scholarship have been devoted to the origins of the twelve-tone technique, and whether Arnold Schoenberg can genuinely be considered the originator of the method. 2,528 more words

Music - General


Sebastian lives in Bonn, Germany and sent this card of the Bonn Post Tower. It stands at 162.5 metres tall and is the tallest building in Bonn, and the 9th tallest building in Germany (all of those taller are in Frankfurt am Main). 29 more words


Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Germany will send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling ISIS militants fighting for the Islamic State, the defence ministry announced Sunday. 386 more words

Defence Talk