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General, Travel

7 English words in Germany and their different meaning

Since the english language became a business language, some of its vocabulary got adopted by a lot of countries around the world. In some places more, in other less. Sometimes, it’s even unavoidable (think about the IT and the internet). This led to the fact that in a lot of countries neologisms were invented you actually won’t find in the english speaking countries. In other countries you will find the same words but with a complete different meaning. Germany, as an export nation, is one of those countries, where English is more present than e.g. in France, Italy or Spain. Maybe that’s why here you will find a bunch of english words, you might be confused with as they have different meaning than in the real English speaking world. Therefore, I’d like to introduce to you the most common of these words in case you’d like to travel to Germany*.  So read on, folks. (more…)

General, Insider tips for Germany, Travel

6 German beer fests besides Oktoberfest

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If it comes to beer fests in Germany, the Oktoberfest in Munich is the biggest German folk festival and it’s the most famous fair in the world. That’s why this folk festival goes beyond the borders of Germany. For instance, only in the United States there are over 100 copies of the original German Oktoberfest taking place. Meanwhile, there is even in China an Oktoberfest in the city called Qingdao Allegedly, the Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, called “Oktoberfest Zinzinnati” ist the best of all US copies. I’ve never been in Cincinnati and I cannot compare it with the German original. And if I even would have been in Cincinnati, I could not compare it because I never went to the Oktoberfest in Munich. The reason for that is, that to me as a German, Oktoberfest is nothing special because there a lot of folk festivals spreading across Germany. Actually, almost every German town and city has its own fair. Therefore, I would like to introduce to you some other famous folk festivals in Germany which are at least as good as Oktoberfest. (more…)

Stock images, Wallpapers

Muscle Cars – free download

Do you like muscle cars and would you like to have a couple of pictures? In this post I give you a possibility to download five photos of differen muscle cars. I shot them on a Shelby event last year, and you can have them for free, folks.

The only thing you have to do, is to share this post on Facebook. After done, the download button will unlock and you can start the download. Enjoy! (more…)

General, Wallpapers

Free wallpaper – Christmas theme No. 2

While I am working on the third part of my Salkantay Trek diary series, I made another free wallpaper for you, folks. 

I designed this one with components of some Christmas candy canes and a mistletoe. Have you ever know that mistletoe is actually a parasite and that the kissing under a mistletoe comes from the Nordic mythology? And what’s the deal with candy? One version says that this candy was “invented” in the second half of the 17th century in Germany. I say: have fun with the wallpapers! You can use the wallpaper both for private and commercial purposes as well.

Crediting is not required but of course, appreciated. In this case I’d love it if you share this blogpost on social media, folks.


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Please note: as there is a vast amount of different resolutions, not only depending on the device but also on the continent and country as well, I cannot create proper wallpapers for every single device and every single resolution. Thus, I am forced to produce wallpapers for the most common devices and resolutions. So just download them and check them on your devices, folks.

General, Wallpapers

Free wallpaper – Christmas theme No. 1

A few more weeks and we will reach December. And then, Christmas time also will be within one’s reach. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’ll provide you regularly wallpapers for free download.

Therefore, I’d like to give you folks the first wallpaper with a Christmas theme. I’ll give you different resolutions so you can use it either for your desktop (PC, Notebook) or on your smartphone. You can use it either personally or commercially.

Crediting is not required but of course, appreciated. In this case I’d love it if you share this blogpost on social media, folks.


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Resolution: 3840×2160 px

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Resolution: 750 x 1334 px

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Resolution: 1440 x 2560


Please note: as there is a vast amount of different resolutions, not only depending on the device but also on the continent and country as well, I cannot create proper wallpapers for every single device and every single resolution. Thus, I am forced to produce wallpapers for the most common devices and resolutions. So just download them and check them on your devices, folks.

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