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User avatar #46 - konradkurze (04/07/2014) [+] (13 replies)
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christmas trees were originally a pagan tradition before the western churchs decided to christian the **** out of everthing pagan

and a little warning to movie fans....because of too many tourists trying to reenact movies with super fast driving on the autobahn, germany actually watches out for that now and deals with people who try
#173 to #20 - John Cena (04/08/2014) [-]
User avatar #22 to #20 - teratorn (04/07/2014) [-]
Whenever i see gummy bears peanutbiter comes to my mind.
User avatar #80 to #22 - sonnyboii (04/07/2014) [-]
I will tell my grandchildren about the great peanutbitter, if i ever see them with gummy bears
User avatar #13 - DoomGuy ONLINE (04/07/2014) [-]
I'm not surprised at the second fact. If you had the ovens the Germans have, you'd have a lot of bread, too.
#65 to #13 - jeskos (04/07/2014) [-]
Most people returning from an exchange year in the US or similiar regions really start to miss bread, it's just how we are...
#133 to #65 - justleaving (04/08/2014) [-]
Have some French bread then
#363 to #133 - jeskos (04/08/2014) [-]
You get tired of just that too eventually..
I for my part like some dark bred from time to time too, France doens't offer that
#1 - teludabomb (04/07/2014) [-]
Was going to make a joke about the Currywurst but...
#60 to #1 - guicosta (04/07/2014) [-]
Meine Dame M'Lady
#67 to #1 - nickydj (04/07/2014) [-]
Oh damn...
User avatar #2 to #1 - faimbot (04/07/2014) [-]
Don't be a...brat.

That's the wurst.
#10 - skrewbacca (04/07/2014) [-]
Haribo actually stands for HAns RIegel BOnn, Bonn is the name of the city where Hans Riegel startet to produce.
Haribo actually stands for HAns RIegel BOnn, Bonn is the name of the city where Hans Riegel startet to produce.
#70 to #10 - jeskos (04/07/2014) [-]
Haribo - the only thing Bonn has to offer besides Beethoven
User avatar #143 to #10 - leonhardt (04/08/2014) [-]
I'm learning.
#19 to #10 - thepastryistrue (04/07/2014) [-]
Wooohoo! 2000 Jahre Bonn!
User avatar #39 to #19 - ZeGerman (04/07/2014) [-]
Grüße aus Buschdorf!
#97 to #39 - crazymungo (04/07/2014) [-]
Ja fett. Grüße aus Bonn West
User avatar #139 to #97 - mindfeeder (04/08/2014) [-]
Yeah, letztes Wochenende noch in Bad Godesberg verbracht!
User avatar #249 to #139 - niggernazi (04/08/2014) [-]
sieg heil
User avatar #256 to #249 - ZeGerman (04/08/2014) [-]
Gesundheit.
User avatar #257 to #256 - niggernazi (04/08/2014) [-]
sorry, that was all the german i can speak
User avatar #258 to #257 - ZeGerman (04/08/2014) [-]
Dann lern gefälligst mehr, alter Rosettenrubbler!
User avatar #259 to #258 - niggernazi (04/08/2014) [-]
im sorry if i disrespected hitler
User avatar #21 to #19 - thepastryistrue (04/07/2014) [-]
well, 2025...
#68 to #19 - jeskos (04/07/2014) [-]
Sind hier so viele Bonner? O.o
#131 to #68 - aerosol (04/08/2014) [-]
Bonner
Bonner
#272 to #131 - thepastryistrue (04/08/2014) [-]
Düsseldorfer, wa?
Düsseldorfer, wa?
#3 - obsidicus (04/07/2014) [-]
German cat approves these facts
#211 - Pink Floyd (04/08/2014) [-]
"Honey, go to the store and get me some bread"
"What kind?"
"One of each should do"
User avatar #5 - dangler ONLINE (04/07/2014) [-]
That's a dickload of zoos for Germany's size.. Not that Germany is small, but 400? That's three times as many as there are in the US
#11 to #5 - doktorwhat (04/07/2014) [-]
I just looked it up - a "zoo" could also be an insect museum or a petting zoo, aquarium, and there are even "dinosaur zoos" where they have mechanised dinosaurs that sit there. There's even a goat park and a bunch of farms that people can visit and pay to milk cows or fee goats. Plus, the list doesn't mention how many are closed: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_zoos_in_Germany
#17 to #11 - metis (04/07/2014) [-]
i dont know a single person that calls an aquarium a "zoo". and im living in germany for 26 years now
#26 to #17 - doktorwhat (04/07/2014) [-]
Schau dir doch die Liste an: es gibt in die erste 6 Einträge Tierpark, Bird Park, Falconry, Aquarium, Wildlife Park...

ich meinte nur dass OP hat warscheinlich so eine Liste ausgewertet und nicht reine Tierparks. Auf die US Wikipedia Seite sind Zoos und Aquariums getrennt - auch petting-zoos (was nur Bauer-tiere haben).

Aber ich finde persönlich Zoos eine Tierquälerei - die meiste Tiere sind sehr intelligent und wissen schon dass es scheiße ist, dass die in so nen kleinen Käfig derend lebenlang bleiben müssen, und werden ständig von Menschen beobachtet. Hast du jemals die Gorillas gesehen? Die sitzen mit Rücken zum Publikum und sehen so depri aus. Es ist schon cool dass ich wildtiere in meiner Stadt sehen kann, ohne nach Afrika und Asien fahren zu müssen, aber es ist einfach so traug wie Löwen und Tiger und Sharks und Elefanten so einen scheiß Leben haben (naturlich haben die dann keine Feinde im Zoo, aber die können auch nicht mehr als 100m laufen)
#27 to #26 - metis (04/07/2014) [-]
wollte niemandem widersprechen oder was als falsch betiteln, wollte nur mal erwähnen dass ich keinen kenn der ein aquarium als zoo bezeichnet^^
#29 to #27 - doktorwhat (04/07/2014) [-]
richtig. Ich stimme zu. Ich meinte nur dass OP's 400 Zoos in Deutschland ist falsch, weil diese Anzahl wurde von Wikipedia genommen auf eine Seite wo auch Aquariums und Vogelparks aufgelistet sind. Statistik ist schon wichtig - alles sollte richtig gemessen und die Daten dann auch "richtig" interpretiert werden. Like the old saying: "it's like comparing apples to oranges"
#31 to #29 - gisuar (04/07/2014) [-]
sry aber Aquarien
#103 to #31 - sry (04/07/2014) [-]
whats goin on germany kids?
#34 to #31 - doktorwhat (04/07/2014) [-]
danke. Englisch ist meine Muttersprache - ich hab Deutsch gelernt als ich hier gezogen bin vor sieben Jahre (und ich habe nur meistens gesprochen - also kein Sprachkurs oder sowas - aber ich nehme immer gern Korrekture an - ich möchte schon mein Deutsch verbessern und so. Und dann als nächstes sollte ich Französisch lernen, damit ich alle EU-Sprachen kann und für das eventuelle EU-Kanzler-Position bewerben ;)
#40 to #34 - gisuar (04/07/2014) [-]
dafür dass du keinen kurs belegt hast oder auf eine schule gegangen bist muss ich sagen ist dein deutsch nicht schlecht (ich bin nur zu faul um auf groß und kleinschreibung zu achten). wobei es keinen eu kanzler gibt so weit ich weiß. ich weiß nicht mal wer eigentlich das "oberhaupt" der eu ist falls es sowas überhaupt gibt.

ach und der plural vieler wörter im deutschen ist ein wenig seltsam z.b. wäre er für kaktus kakteen oder für forum foren für manche wörter aus dem lateinischen z.b. benutzt man die der lateinischen grammatik entsprechenden endungen antobiotikum sgl und antibiotika pl
#59 to #40 - doktorwhat (04/07/2014) [-]
Artikel :: Artikel
Schwan :: Schwäne
Auto :: Autos
Kind :: Kinder

was mich mehr verwirrt sind der/die/das in alle Fälle: "Derjenigen, die mit denen, die damals das vorraussichtle(r?) Hausverbot in den Boot käme waren mir einfach zu viel." oder sowas... It's all pretty logical, even the Ausnahmen, so when I speak people usually have no problems with incorrect tense and everyone uses English words all the time, even at work (Database anstatt Datenbank usw.), so I get around all right.

I gotta get to bed. You take it easy!
#233 to #59 - snaigen (04/08/2014) [-]
Dein Deutsch ist echt super! Sei nicht so kritisch mit dir selbst, es gibt so viele deutsche hier, die nicht richtig Deutsch können. Von den Kebabs will ich gar nicht erst anfangen..
Es stimmt auch, dass immer mehr englisch im deutschen einfließt und das finde ich nicht schlecht (es sei denn, Leute fühlen sich wichtiger als sie sind, wenn sie viele englische Wörter benutzen).
User avatar #234 to #233 - kebabs (04/08/2014) [-]
urmum
#54 to #40 - doktorwhat (04/07/2014) [-]
daswegen einen "eventuelle-EU-Kanzler" ;)
#109 to #54 - John Cena (04/07/2014) [-]
The EU has a council president (Ratspräsident) and a commission president (Kommissionspräsident). Good luck getting one of those positions: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%A4sident_der_Europ%C3%A4ischen_Kommission
#6 to #5 - hugebulliest (04/07/2014) [-]
What can I say, they like to lock things up.
User avatar #79 to #6 - komandantmirkoo ONLINE (04/07/2014) [-]
they only lock up filthy animals
#191 to #79 - hugebulliest (04/08/2014) [-]
badtum tss
#298 to #6 - John Cena (04/08/2014) [-]
choking on my coffee, thanks
#183 - vilememory (04/08/2014) [-]
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#195 to #183 - chozodark (04/08/2014) [-]
reminds me of this part
reminds me of this part
User avatar #75 - hotschurl (04/07/2014) [-]
Germany mentioned, swell with pride... but not too much or else you get looked at weirdly here
User avatar #77 to #75 - wersand (04/07/2014) [-]
I think it's really sad that Germans feel looked down on when they try to show pride, if it makes you feel any better, I totally tell all of my friend that Germany is the place to go. I stayed there for three months, and the only thing I didn't like was that I booked hostels in the red light districts without knowing it. (Amateur traveler here.)
tl;dr- Germany and Germans are cool.
User avatar #84 to #77 - Rideandrum (04/07/2014) [-]
Hey man I totally agree. I am an American currently studying in Germany, and I ******* love it here. The people are extremely hard working and I couldn't be more proud to see how far they have come since the second World War. It really saddens me to see how much uncalled for hate the German people get because of what their ancestors partook in. If only everyone could see what the German people have truly become: a sincere (albeit very direct) people who know how to work hard and party harder.

Ich wünsche, dass ich könnte in Deutschland für immer wohnen. Leider muss ich zurück fahren. Irgendwann komme ich wieder. Weiter Deutschland! Bleib stark und bleib vorsichtig!
User avatar #115 to #84 - douevensax (04/07/2014) [-]
It's so stupid when people judge through ancestors.
#342 to #84 - touchmyfunny (04/08/2014) [-]
Maybe a lot of germans are smart enough to know that beeing proud of yourself for something that WAS NOT ******* EARNED BY YOURSELF is pretty pathetic. If you know you didn't reach anything yet, then you'll start doing something. I would say be kind, helpful and do something good and productive, THEN be proud. (btw. the germans here who are desperately and always taking their pride from their nationality, are very often the ones who are lazy, weird and arrogant pricks). Most germans are great. I love it here.
#78 to #77 - hotschurl (04/07/2014) [-]
And we love you too, random citizen!
And we love you too, random citizen!
#33 - friedgreenpomatoes (04/07/2014) [-]
Other Oktoberfest facts:
- It's the largest fair in the world, with a typical turnout of 6.2 million
- It is actually held from late September to the first week in October [16 days] due to the fact that Munich has ****** weather in October
- Roughly 6.9 million liters of beer are consumed on average.
- The Dirndl, or the waitresses, at Octoberfest, are ******* ripped, and have to be. Those mugs are called Maßkrug and weigh about 5.5 pounds full. They usually carry around 8 to 12 of these, sometimes more. That's 66 pounds, all in the arms, repeatedly, for hours at a time, for 16 days.
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#250 to #33 - niggernazi (04/08/2014) [-]
bewbz lol
User avatar #35 to #33 - ZeGerman (04/07/2014) [-]
Also, it's terribly overpriced, filthy (vomit, used condoms, broken glass etc.), and full of asian people who can't handle alcohol.
User avatar #125 to #35 - cainey (04/08/2014) [-]
Wasn't full of asian people when I went a couple of years ago. It was a bloody good laugh and the weather was great. Weekdays are better for getting into the tents. Unless you get there really early on the weekend you'll struggle to get in. It is overpriced though and with that many people getting trollied there's bound to be vomit, broken glass and used condoms. You just have to get as wasted as everyone else so you don't care.
User avatar #36 to #35 - friedgreenpomatoes (04/07/2014) [-]
You know, I didn't know that, but I wouldn't doubt it. Are they mostly Japanese armed with cameras?
User avatar #37 to #36 - ZeGerman (04/07/2014) [-]
Yeah, the Japanese go ******* crazy at Oktoberfest. I mean, they can't biologically lower their blood alcohol level, so basically they gulp down one Maß, and get terribly violent/offensive.
User avatar #41 to #37 - friedgreenpomatoes (04/07/2014) [-]
As for the filthiness and overpriced-ness, sounds like a pretty typical large fair.
User avatar #42 to #41 - ZeGerman (04/07/2014) [-]
That's what it is. Me, I went there once. Got absolutely ********* , woke up after two days of binge drinking in a drunk tank. Ahhhh, sweet memories.
#12 - doktorwhat (04/07/2014) [-]
Oktoberfest doesn't have a wide variety of cuisine. You got basically three types of meat: pork, goose or chicken, and two types of knödel, and seven brands of beer that offer only either Helles (ale) or Weißbier (wheat beer).

Chicken and goose are rotisserie-baked and served 1/4, 1/2 or whole. Pork can either be Schweinebraten or Schweinehaxe. I guess they serve Bratwurst or Bockwurst (maybe Weißwurst in the morning), and only white or red Kraut. I don't even think they serve Sauerkraut, as that is more of a northern thing.

But it is one of the most unique events in the world. I'm glad I moved to Munich.
User avatar #16 to #12 - The Last Templar (04/07/2014) [-]
I like the thought of moving to Germany someday. But my entire family lives here, as do all of my friends... so that kinda dissuades me. How do you like it there?
#18 to #16 - doktorwhat (04/07/2014) [-]
It was the best thing I ever did. I was born in the US, grew up there, went to university there, and less than a year after my studies I got the opportunity to move here and it was an awesome decision. It was hard to give up all my good friends, but I eventually found even better ones, and am still in decent contact via facebook and skype to my best buds back in the US. We grow up, and we should not let fear stop us from experiencing something new. And of course the job climate is better here at the moment (especially for science, engineering and IT - maybe only S.F. is better at the moment, but I don't want to work for big-ass corporations).

Anywho, if you're relatively happy in your life now, consider your options, and if the opportunity arises, take it! Don't force anything, but know that you can always move back if it wasn't for you. Just make sure you give yourself a few years to test the waters. A lot of folks move to a new country and only hang around with other ex-pats from their country and end up hating the new country and missing their old one. I just dove deep into the German culture and found friends from around the whole world and it's been a blast!

Take it easy and stay positive!
#58 to #18 - thehappyphoenix (04/07/2014) [-]
A late Welcome to Germany, friend! Greetings from your new neighbors in Baden-Württemberg!
#322 to #58 - bockwurst (04/08/2014) [-]
BaWü master race!
User avatar #25 to #18 - The Last Templar (04/07/2014) [-]
Yeah I just don't know. I can't really say that I'm happy with my life the way it is, but I do love my family and friends. Like, we're really close and spend a lot of time together. It's something that will just need a lot of thought first. I had an chance to go to Germany for 2 weeks with my High School German class, but some family medical things came up and I ended up missing it, really regretted that but it wasn't something that could be helped.
User avatar #345 to #12 - scorcho (04/08/2014) [-]
>sauerkraut
>more of a northern thing
Do you even Schweiners mit Knedl und Kraut, Bua?
User avatar #8 - timmity (04/07/2014) [-]
I love Germany, I love how it looks, the culture, the language, the accent, the food, the location, just everything in general.
#69 to #8 - jeskos (04/07/2014) [-]
Don't you dare to love a German accent on the English language, it is the biggest crap you ever heard.. When you go and listen to 80% of the English teachers there won't be a proper th and well.. you can figure the students by this..
User avatar #74 to #69 - timmity (04/07/2014) [-]
but speaking german
#362 to #74 - jeskos (04/08/2014) [-]
Speaking german isn't an accent, is it?
User avatar #365 to #362 - timmity (04/08/2014) [-]
GERMAN IN A GERMAN ACCENT
#369 to #365 - jeskos (04/09/2014) [-]
That's liek saying you speak English in an English accent. You don't.. I hope.. You'd rather say with a British/Irish/American or whatever accent. This is in every way comparable to the german language, you don't speak German in a German accent, but German in a Bayrischen/Sächsichen/Frieseschen accent.
User avatar #370 to #369 - timmity (04/09/2014) [-]
Ok then, the sound of the laungauge. Also, I do speak english with an english accent, as in posh english.
User avatar #275 to #8 - iphraem (04/08/2014) [-]
well and I hate everything you mentioned here. I guess the apples always look better in your neighbors garden.
User avatar #302 to #8 - ljxjlos (04/08/2014) [-]
Have you ever been here? It isn´t all that great. I mean, yeah, it´s nice and cozy and all, but also boring as hell. And most people have an incredibly ****** attitude and think that hard work and a good career are more important than fun and real quality in live. It´s not a good place if you want to enjoy yourself, to be honest.
#329 to #302 - John Cena (04/08/2014) [-]
" and think that hard work and a good career are more important than fun and real quality in live"
Sorry, but most people think so. Its not just the Germans unfortunately.
User avatar #330 to #329 - ljxjlos (04/08/2014) [-]
It´s worse in Germany, tho. You´ll get weird looks if you even say that you´d prefer a fun job over one with high career chances...it´s depressing, really.
#360 to #302 - John Cena (04/08/2014) [-]
Come to Greece
User avatar #366 to #360 - ljxjlos (04/08/2014) [-]
...too hot.D
User avatar #9 to #8 - timmity (04/07/2014) [-]
Except the government.
User avatar #71 to #9 - negativeone (04/07/2014) [-]
Yeah, their government is really something. It's thanks to those idiots that I do not know my father.
User avatar #185 to #9 - EpicAnon (04/08/2014) [-]
Same can be said for the US.
User avatar #356 to #185 - timmity (04/08/2014) [-]
no, it ******* can't, I'm so sorry, it just ******* can't. It's ugly in most places, either plains and **** or slums or suberbs, but it does have some few nice forests and mountains, Canada has all the good bits without the **** , culture? are you ******* kidding me "bbe greedy, care about yourself, **** everyone else in the ass in exchange for insurance or money" yeah, no. language, again, wtf, english is terrible, It's french, nordic, old german and frelitivly newish german with some made up ******** in between. It's that fat kid at the back of the bbus giving everything abbreviations and eating every one elses pelling, pronounciation and grammar. The food, just why, it'/s processed as all **** , tasty, yes, but so ******* unhealthy it's not ******* worth it. Location. wut. the only worth while country it touches is Canada, Germany touches france, luxemburg, belgium, netherlands, switzerland, austria, poland and czech republic. Everything in general? stop, no, I can't even be bothered anymore.
User avatar #376 to #9 - metalmind (04/12/2014) [-]
Well, it's far better than most governments.
But I agree, I dislike the higher level politicians.
#317 to #9 - John Cena (04/08/2014) [-]
Late question, do you not like the current government, as in Merkel, or do you not like the system of the government, as in social democracy?
User avatar #353 to #317 - timmity (04/08/2014) [-]
I love social democracy, as w can see it is the best system yet, look at Germany and Canada, super financially stable and mots people have stable jobs and are happy. It's the current government, it seems very, not oppressive but restrictive, it just sort of doesn't feel free.
#367 to #353 - John Cena (04/08/2014) [-]
Good answer.
Merkel is basically just a blubbering puppet of the lobby, the economical success of Germany in the last term was due to Steinbrück, the finance minister at the time.
He lost the election 2013 to Merkel because so many idiots like her for saying nice sounding but completely meaningless **** .
#178 - lininop (04/08/2014) [-]
What is that, a road for ants?
#181 - spinaltap (04/08/2014) [-]
germans are from germany
germans are from germany
#202 - davidavidson (04/08/2014) [-]
Another fun fact about Germany

They don't like bankers
#180 - givememoarpony (04/08/2014) [-]
Hi everybody, my life is miserable
#254 - blablub (04/08/2014) [-]
Another fun fact about speed limits
There are only four countries in the world where there is no general speed limit on highways.

Germany
Afghanistan
Tibet
Best Korea

Besides Germany, I doubt that any of those countries has either fast enough cars or intact highways in the first place...
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