German Beer – wj.deutsch
German Beer History started in 736 in Bavaria.German Beer
Now, there are approximately 1349 breweries in Germany. They produce around 5,000-6,000 brands of beer. Around 50% of all German breweries are located in the federal state of Bavaria.
The main types of beer in Germany are:
And, here are the most popular Beer Brands in Germany:
April 23rd is the German Beer Day which celebrates each year since 1994 the traditional ‘Reinheitsgebot’ – the German Beer Purity Law from 1516. The purity law prescribed that only 3 ingredients – water, barley and hops could be used in the production of beer.
This North American site, German Beer Institute, provides comprehensive information about the topic.
Public Transport in Germany – wj.deutsch
Public Transport in Germany is a well-structured and efficient network.
Due to Germany’s central location in the middle of Europe, Germany is great for getting to the neighboring countries easily and cheaply by air, train, bus, car and even bicycle. In some areas of Germany ferries are also a useful means of transportation.
Urban areas provide the following types of public transportation services: buses, trams, city rail and subway. Ferry services are also available in some parts of Germany.
public transport in Germany
Most cities in Germany use the following images for the different types of public transport:
BUS (German: Bus)
STREETCAR / TRAM (GERMAN: Strassenbahn / Tram)
Tram logo in Germany
is the oldest type of public transport in Germany. The first horse tramway was opened in 1865 and the first electric tramway was built in 1881, both in Berlin.
City Rapid Railway / City Rail / Suburban Commuter Rail (GERMAN: Stadtbahn or Stadtschnellbahn/S-Bahn)
S-Bahn in Germany
Subway / Underground (GERMAN: U-Bahn)
Berlin Events June 2015 – wj.deutsch
Major Berlin Events in June 2015
DMY – International Design Festival
-11th – 14th June 2015-
DMY is the leading event for creative minds from the design and culture scene in Berlin, in the UNESCO’s “City of Design” .
Koepenicker Street 70, 10179 Berlin
Official DMY Website (in English)
How to get there:
U-Bahn (subway) U Heinrich-Heine-Str. U8
Lesbian and Gay City Festival
-20th – 21st June 2015-
The Lesbian and Gay City Festival in Berlin is Europe’s largest street party. It is held annually in the center of Berlin and is one of the major Berlin events. The event attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.
The festival offers a rich entertainment program with live music, market stalls, food and information about LGBT culture.
Nollendorfplatz 5, 10777 Berlin
Official Lesbian and Gay City Festival Website (in English)
How to get there
U-Bahn (Subway) Nollendorfplatz U1 U12 U2 U3 U4
Christopher Street Day (CSD)
-27th June 2015-
A colorful demonstration (around 500,000 participants) for the rights of LGBT people with parade, floats, and music taking place in Berlin every year since 1979.
How to get there
S+U Zoologischer Garten Station S5 S7 S75
Subway U KurfürstendammU1 U9
U Uhlandstr. U1
Love Asian Food? In Berlin? Here is the Right Place. – wj.deutsch
Berlin is a city with a large Asian/Vietnamese population and offers many choices for Asian groceries shopping.
More than 15,000 Vietnamese live in Berlin, and around 8,000 Chinese, 3,700 Koreans and 3,400 Japanese.
The eastern District of Berlin – Lichtenberg – is the center of the Vietnamese community (some 9.000 Vietnamese live there), and home to Berlin’s largest Asian lifestyle and shopping center Dong Xuan.
Dong Xuan Center in Berlin is composed of several halls that are full of Asian or made-in-Asia products. With over 170 shops, Dong Xuan Center is a real paradise for Asian food lovers. Not everything is of top quality, but the Center is definitely worth visiting.
WHY visit Dong Xuang in Berlin?
- You can get some of the amazing Berlin souvenirs at the Dong Xuang shops at a half-price of the touristy shops the city center. (most of the souvenirs are made in Asia anyway)
- You will find a large variety of Asian food in Berlin (Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese etc.), Asian vegetables and exotic fruits.
- If you like Vietnamese Food – this is the right place for you – plenty of tasty Vietnamese Dishes – small restaurants and eateries offer cheap and delicious meals.
- You can get an unbelievable cheap hair cut there…
Dong Xuang Center in Berlin
Berlin Dong Xuang Center
Dong Xuan Center
Open: Mon–Sunday 9–21
Berlin Events May 2015 – wj.deutsch
Berlin Events in May 2015Selected Berlin Events May 2015.
Jewish Film Festival
-10th of May – 20th of May 2015-
For two weeks, filmmakers from all over the world present a varied programme.
Opening Hours: 10th of May – 20th of May 2015
Admission Fee: 5 to 8 EUR, less for children
Internet: Official Website of the Jewish Film Festival
The films are shown in various cinemas in Berlin and Potsdam (see website for details).
Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin
-18th – 29th of May 2015-
The Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin focus on the exchange of knowledge between Berlin and the Asia-Pacific region in the fields of business, science, culture and society. The Asia-Pacific Weeks Berlin are Germany’s largest event series related to Asia.
The event takes place every two years.
Opening Hours: 18th – 29th of May 2015
Internet: Official Asia Pacific Weeks Website (in English)
Velothon – Marathon
-31st of May 2015-
The Velothon Berlin is the second largest bicycle race of its kind in Europe. The beautiful race course runs along Berlin’s main sights.
Velothon is a unique race for cyclists and attracts more than 13,000 participants and 250,000 spectators every year.
Opening Hours: 31st of May 2015.
Useful hints: The Velothon starts and finishes at Brandenburger Tor.
Internet: Official Velothon Website (in English)
Carnival of Cultures / Street Festival
-22nd – 25th of May 2015-
For four days around Pentecost, Berlin celebrates its cultural diversity at the Carnival of Cultures.
22nd – 25th of May 2015
Friday 16:00 – 24:00
Saturday 11:00 – 24:00
Sunday 11:00 – 24:00
Monday 11:00 – 19:00
24th of May 2015
Starts at 12:00 at Hermannplatz
Admission Fee: Free admission
Pfingsttournier (Jugend) / Pentecost Football Tournament (youth)
Age groups: F Jugend 2006-2007
D Jugend 2002-2003
E Jugend 2004-2005
-23rd – 24th of May 2015-
Pfingsttournier / Pentecost Football Tournament
Team Registration Fee: 20 Euros (without accommodation) certificates & badges are included for each player.
Accommodation: 50 Euros per person for two nights / 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches included -(please bring your sleeping bag) 5 bus stops from the tournament field.
Additional overnight on request.
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