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Würzburg, Germany

Hills covered in vineyards and topped with castles, Baroque and Rococo architecture and sunny days!  What’s not to love about Würzburg?! I came across this city by accident really – it seemed like a fairly good halfway point between Lake Constance and Berlin, so I decided to take a day to explore this Bavarian town.  270 more words



Schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen, (A song‘s asleep within all things)

Die da träumen, fort und fort, (That are dreaming on and on)

Und die Welt hebt an zu singen, (And all the world raises and sings) … 119 more words


Another day on the job

Another day on the job: deep diving (without a bath duck) into the German biotech ecosystem around Munich. Every now and then I remind myself of how grateful I am that somebody wants to pay me to do all this fun stuff.

(Munich, Germany; March 2018)



A tougher German stance toward Russia ?, asks this article. Because A.Merkel questioned Nord Stream 2, and because Heiko Mass, the new German Foreign Minister and Social Democrat, broke the great tradition of SPD’s Russlandversteher, in the line of Gerhard Schroeder, Sigmar Gabriel and Franz-Walter Steinmaier, and expressed some doubts. 38 more words


The Cartwheelers of Düsseldorf

Cartwheels are with a very long tradition in Längste Theke der Welt (The Longest Bar in the World). This extremely nice expression of joy and optimism still exists and cartwheelers have become one of the unique symbols of the city. 445 more words

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The Kathrin Maedler Dynasty

German academic jargon has a peculiar expression: Doktorvater. It means “doctoral father”, a fatherly figure who takes his helpless PhD student progeny by the hand and guides and teaches the offspring of his academic loins the wisdom of science, up to the graduation. 2,540 more words

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