Tag Archives: Germany

Review: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

It’s been a long time since a book has affected me so deeply, in both a literary and personal sense. It’s going to be hard to fathom my reaction to Vonnegut’s words (ironically most probably echoing Vonnegut’s failure to fathom the war which is transparent through his words) but I’ll do my best. I lived […]

Manchmal Träum’ Ich Nur Von Dir

After having panic-bought flights as soon as I had arrived back in the UK, returning to Germany two months later was somewhat of a surreal experience. I had to take two weeks off from my new job with raised eyebrows of you were just there for seven months, why are you going back? And it was a good […]

A Weekend in Weimar

Having studied Goethe intensively for a year at university, Weimar had long since been on my list of places to visit in Germany. Finally realising a trip to the famous city was somewhat of a dream for me, especially finally visiting Goethe’s house after having watched a detailed video tour of it last year in class. […]

Lost in Leipzig

Hello, my name’s Beth and I’m terrible with directions. With this in mind, and with the knowledge that I had really done very little preparation in terms of looking at maps and other important things like where to go, I arrived in Leipzig on Saturday with nothing more than an unnecessarily overfilled backpack, and a lot […]

24 Hours in Bamberg

Last weekend I was given the opportunity to spontaneously visit the beautiful city of Bamberg in Bavaria. And when I say spontaneously, I mean like 4-5 days notice because for me that is very spontaneous. I seized the chance with both hands and enjoyed a wonderful, jam-packed stay in the UNESCO world heritage site, exploring the […]

A Weekend in Berlin

A couple of weeks ago I travelled to Berlin to meet two of my friends who had flown in from the UK for a weekend getaway. It was a lovely break and it was really fun to do some sightseeing in another city. (Dresden, I love you, but it’s been a while.) I’ve always loved Berlin – […]

Exploring Dresden: Moritzburg and Pillnitz

Two castles in two days, and a lot of photos. My parents came to visit at the beginning of this week and we did a lot of lovely things in Dresden, including visiting Schloss Moritzburg and Schloss Pillnitz via the Dampfschifffahrt (I love the German language – how many English words have a triple ‘f’ in the middle?!), both […]

Exploring Dresden: Bastei

Oh hey there. Did I really go all dark and deep in my last blog post, and did I really describe my social anxiety as ‘a rare cheese of the anxiety world’? Why yes, yes I did. Fortunately I’m back now to some light-hearted discussion of my life in Germany, and a handful of carefully-edited […]

The 7 Things I Least Appreciate About The German Language

Help, I’m stuck in the impenetrably dark forest of German Grammar.

Exploring Dresden: Zwinger

After having lived in Dresden for nearly a month, and having visited the Zwinger a couple of times, I have to admit that I am still a little unsure exactly what it is. The best way to describe it would probably be a sort of palace/garden hybrid built in the Rococo style by Augustus the […]