• Apr 28, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Zechpreller

    Zechpreller

    As we all know, Germans have a word for everything. They even have a word for someone who eats at a restaurant and leaves without paying: a Zechpreller. The word alone sounds pretty malicious!

    Word of the Week
  • Apr 21, 2017 | Germany.info | Mysterious Photos Returned to Schloss Rüdenhausen

    Rüdenhausen

    The German Embassy recently received 17 old photos of an unidentified castle in Germany, along with a letter asking for help in returning the photos to the castle owner. The castle has been identified and the photos have been returned. The son of an American lieutenant and the brother of the castle owner spoke to Germany.info about the history of the castle, the American occupation of the castle and what it's like to grow up in Schloss Rüdenhausen.

    Photos Returned
  • Apr 21, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Augenblick

    Augenblick

    If you're familiar with German, you've surely heard the phrase "einen Augenblick!" But an Augenblick (literally "eye-glance") is usually a longer period of time than the word suggests.

    Word of the Week
  • Apr 13, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Blumenpracht

    Blumenpracht

    If you visit a small town in Germany in the spring or summer, we're sure you'll see at least one beautiful Blumenpracht on someone's balcony. That's because Germans love to show off their flower displays!

    Word of the Week
  • Apr 7, 2017 | Germany.info | Word of the Week: Lebenskunst

    Lebenskunst

    Is your life as beautiful as a painting in an art gallery? Then you have mastered Lebenskunst - "the art of living well"!

    Word of the Week
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