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Nordsee - North Sea
Sept. 30, 2014 / 21 Anmerkungen

Nordsee - North Sea

In Germany, coffeehouses were first established in the Nordsee (North Sea) ports of the North, including Bremen in 1673 and Hamburg in 1677. Initially, this new beverage was written in the English form “coffee” - in the 1700’s the Germans gradually adopted the French word Café, transliterated as Kaffee. In the 18th century, popularity spread around the German lands, and coffee was taken up by the ruling classes. It was served at the court of the Great Elector, Frederick William of Brandenburg, as early as 1675, but the first public coffee house in Berlin opened only in 1721. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who was cantor of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig between 1723 and 1750, conducted a musical ensemble at the local Café Zimmermann. Sometime in 1732-35 he composed the secular Coffee Cantata “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht”, in which a young woman pleads with her disapproving father to accept her devotion to drinking coffee, then a newfangled fashion. The libretto includes lines such as:
Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße, Lieblicher als tausend Küsse, Milder als Muskatenwein. Coffee, Coffee muss ich haben, Und wenn jemand mich will laben, Ach, so schenkt mir Coffee ein! (Oh! How sweet coffee does taste, Better than a thousand kisses, Milder than muscat wine. Coffee, coffee, I’ve got to have it, And if someone wants to perk me up, Oh, just give me a cup of coffee!)
Sept. 29, 2014 / 51 Anmerkungen

In Germany, coffeehouses were first established in the Nordsee (North Sea) ports of the North, including Bremen in 1673 and Hamburg in 1677. Initially, this new beverage was written in the English form “coffee” - in the 1700’s the Germans gradually adopted the French word Café, transliterated as Kaffee. In the 18th century, popularity spread around the German lands, and coffee was taken up by the ruling classes. It was served at the court of the Great Elector, Frederick William of Brandenburg, as early as 1675, but the first public coffee house in Berlin opened only in 1721. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who was cantor of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig between 1723 and 1750, conducted a musical ensemble at the local Café Zimmermann. Sometime in 1732-35 he composed the secular Coffee Cantata “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht”, in which a young woman pleads with her disapproving father to accept her devotion to drinking coffee, then a newfangled fashion. The libretto includes lines such as:

Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße, Lieblicher als tausend Küsse, Milder als Muskatenwein. Coffee, Coffee muss ich haben, Und wenn jemand mich will laben, Ach, so schenkt mir Coffee ein! (Oh! How sweet coffee does taste, Better than a thousand kisses, Milder than muscat wine. Coffee, coffee, I’ve got to have it, And if someone wants to perk me up, Oh, just give me a cup of coffee!)

Sept. 29, 2014 / 20 Anmerkungen

Das Auto: The Germans, Their Cars and Us

"Documentary examining Germany’s economic power and the automobile industry at the heart of it. Across the world, the badges of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes inspire immediate awe. Even in Britain, where memories of Second World War run deep, we can’t resist the appeal of a German car. By contrast, our own industry is a shadow of its former self. Historian Dominic Sandbrook asks what it is we got wrong, and what the Germans got so right."

Königsberg in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany
Sept. 28, 2014 / 1.420 Anmerkungen

Königsberg in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany

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Sept. 28, 2014 / 12 Anmerkungen

STAHLMANN - Schwarz (2013, from the album “Adamant”)

Stahlmann is a German band that formed in 2008 in Göttingen, Niedersachsen, Northern Germany. The band plays Neue Deutsche Härte with elements of Alternative Metal and Electronic Music. They’re known for going onto stage in silver body paint; hence the name, “Stahl” meaning steel. They’ve been compared to Rammstein. Their debut, “Herzschlag”, entered the Top 20 of German Alternative Charts and held its own for several months. The band melts together hard industrial sounds, stoic metal rhythms, and catchy, intensive gothic melodies. Albums: 

Herzschlag (2009) - Stahlmann (2010) - Quecksilber (2012) - Adamant (2013) - Eisenstaub (2014)

Mmmmhhh, HARIBO.
https://www.haribo.com
Sept. 28, 2014 / 9 Anmerkungen

Mmmmhhh, HARIBO.

https://www.haribo.com

Restaurant interior on the island of Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany
Sept. 28, 2014 / 13 Anmerkungen

Restaurant interior on the island of Sylt, Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und die Fussballer :)
Sept. 28, 2014 / 327 Anmerkungen

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und die Fussballer :)

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Hannover-Isernhagen Ortsschild, Niedersachsen, Northern Germany
Sept. 28, 2014 / 11 Anmerkungen

Hannover-Isernhagen Ortsschild, Niedersachsen, Northern Germany

Edeka-Werbung (German food chain advertising) with some of the most popular vegetables in Germany - lettuce, radishes, carrots, tomatoes, and onions.
Sept. 27, 2014 / 23 Anmerkungen

Edeka-Werbung (German food chain advertising) with some of the most popular vegetables in Germany - lettuce, radishes, carrots, tomatoes, and onions.

Bremen, Northern Germany
Sept. 26, 2014 / 536 Anmerkungen

Bremen, Northern Germany

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Sept. 26, 2014 / 15 Anmerkungen

Germany one of the biggest economies in the world

The Old Bridge in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. Die Alte Brücke (Karl-Theodor-Brücke)  - until the late 18th Century, the River Neckar was spanned by a number of wooden bridges that regularly fell victim to fire and floods. Tired of constant building and rebuilding, Prince Karl Theodor ordered the construction of a stone bridge. Built in the 1780’s, it is now one of Heidelberg’s most celebrated sights. The southern end of the bridge was initially linked to the city wall and contains a gate which can be lowered and raised. The tower on the western side used to be a dungeon. The bridge contains two sculptures: Prince Karl Theodor with the Mosel, Rhine, Isar and Danube at his feet; and Pallas Athene, Goddess of Wisdom, surrounded by figures portraying justice, godliness, agriculture, commerce, and art.
Sept. 26, 2014 / 82 Anmerkungen

The Old Bridge in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. Die Alte Brücke (Karl-Theodor-Brücke)  - until the late 18th Century, the River Neckar was spanned by a number of wooden bridges that regularly fell victim to fire and floods. Tired of constant building and rebuilding, Prince Karl Theodor ordered the construction of a stone bridge. Built in the 1780’s, it is now one of Heidelberg’s most celebrated sights. The southern end of the bridge was initially linked to the city wall and contains a gate which can be lowered and raised. The tower on the western side used to be a dungeon. The bridge contains two sculptures: Prince Karl Theodor with the Mosel, Rhine, Isar and Danube at his feet; and Pallas Athene, Goddess of Wisdom, surrounded by figures portraying justice, godliness, agriculture, commerce, and art.

Nordesse-Strand Priel auf Sylt
Sept. 25, 2014 / 13 Anmerkungen

Nordesse-Strand Priel auf Sylt

Sept. 25, 2014 / 9 Anmerkungen

Luftaufnahmen von Hessen 2014 - 1 hour 28 mins video of the state of Hessen in Central Germany

"Das Video führt entlang der Flüsse Main, Rhein und Lahn und zeigt die hessische Heimat, wie man sie noch nie gesehen hat. Der Blick aus dem Himmel offenbart atemberaubende Bilder. Was von unten ungeordnet scheint, hat von oben Struktur. Altvertrautes erscheint überraschend, gelegentlich geheimnisvoll, auf jeden Fall fremd. Der Oktokopter, eine so genannte Drohne, umfliegt ganz eng historische Gebäude, gewährt einen Blick in den verwinkelten Burghof oder steigt nah über dem Wehr auf. Von oben erahnt man die gigantischen Ausmasse der modernen Industriehäfen am Main, und direkt daneben entdeckt man einen versteckten romantischen See. Zu Beginn wird er Main überflogen: von Seligenstadt über die Mainmetropole Frankfurt, Hanau bis zur Mündung in den Rhein an der Mainspitze. Von dort aus geht es rheinaufwärts zum einzigartigen Naturschutzgebiet Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue und später vorbei an den Kirchen, Burgen und Schlössern des Rmarburg,frankfurt,weheins, durch das Weltkulturerbe Oberes Mittelrheintal. Dann geht es entlang der Lahn von Biedenkopf bis Lahnstein. Gezeigt wird der Fluss in allen Lebensabschnitten, wo die Lahn noch stürmisch und jugendlich ist und wo sie erwachsen wird. Zu sehen ist, wie der Mensch versucht hat, die Lahn zu formen, und Wehre, Schleusen, Tunnel, Wasserkraftwerke, Häfen und Brücken gebaut hat. Blicke auf die Städte Marburg, Giessen, Wetzlar und Limburg sind darin enthalten.”