Culture

Kirchturm Erling with maypole

Germany Holidays: The village maypole

The village maypole is a rite of spring, particularly in southern Germany. A chance to dance, to drink, and to climb the slippery pole.

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Weisswurst and pretzel

Germany Holidays: White Sausage Equator

What colour do Germans like their sausages? It depends which side of the White Sausage Equator they come from, in a typical north/south divide.

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King Edward VII of England

Germany Holidays: The Saxecoburgs and the House of Windsor

We know them as the Windsors, but the current British royal family were originally Saxecoburgs, and they were German through and through.

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