The Black Forest is a beautiful, scenic area located in South-Western Germany. The area is abound with loads of footpaths and cycle routes. Furtwangen im Schwarzwaldis one of the cities in the Black Forest, in 1873 Furtwangen was given the right to be called a city. One of the major attractions in Furtwangen is The Breg, it’s a small stream which, travels from the mountainous areas around Furtwangen, it flows down through the city, it meets with two other rivers which unite to form the river Danube.
Furtwangen used to be an industrial city where the locals produced clocks that was sold all over the world. The region is famous for it’s rich cuisine, which features pork dishes which can contribute tremendously to the waistline. The culinary discourse on the Black Forest will not be complete if the Black Forest Ham is not mentioned. The Black Forest ham, going by its name originated from the Black forest; it is also known as the Black Forest cake or Black Forest gateau. The Black Forest prides itself in its long tradition of gourmet cuisine, which is also one of the tourist attractions. (more…)
The rate of joblessness in Germany is immensely high, the lingering unemployment rate has been on the increase for a prolonged length of time. According to statistics new figures show rates grow to a total of 2.806 million. The amount of unemployed people rose to about 5,000 in a single month. So, finding job in Germany seems to be rather difficult task.
This recent increase do not show any improvement, it neither shows any major change in the German labour market. One of the largest employers in Germany: Siemens an engineering company, recently reported that it would be dismissing and getting rid of about 15,000 jobs in total by September 2014. This will have ramifications on unemployment figures, with many job cuts on the rise, it is not helping the unemployment situation. (more…)
Being in continental Europe means Weather in Germany is prone to experience a maritime climate. With the different seasons in Germany, foreigners and locals alike can enjoy various sports like cascading down the slopes in the Alps or for the winter sports lovers. Also you can ski one of Germany’s highest peaks or ski through popular locations like the Black Forest.
After the Alps, the Black Forest region is the biggest ski resort in Germany. The Black Forest is abound with numerous hills and valleys that are perfect for downhill slope skiing, Other popular sports include: snowboarding, tobogganing, cross country skiing and snow shoe walking. (more…)
The best way to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in the society and build rapport with the indigenes or locals of that country. The official language in Germany is German. Therefore Germany is a very suitable location to learn the language and learning German in Germany seems to be the best choice.
Generally, most people have a good understanding of the English language in Germany especially in large cities like Munich were many people have migrated to. However, in order for you to be fluent in the German language, a starting step is to communicate and interact with the locals in German, by doing this you will keep developing and learning, thus strengthening your understanding of the new language. (more…)
Angela Merkel Upstages Them All. She is tall, blonde and curvaceous with cornflower blue eyes – and yes – she’s a Barbie doll, modelled on the current German Chancellor. Mattel celebrated the 50th anniversary of Barbie with version modelled on German chancellor and she was the highlight of the German toy fair at Nuremburg upstaging the other 70,000 new toys being exhibited. “She’s simply a good role model for girls around the world” said a Mattel spokeswoman.
Germany was a founder member of the EU in 1952 and has been a member of the Schengen Area since 1985. The capital city is Berlin and the currency is the euro. It has the greatest population, and German is the first spoken language for more people in the EU than any other language. (more…)
When you move to Germany will no doubt be an important consideration – no one likes to spend more than they need to. However- moving on the cheap can prove to be more expensive in the long term unless you plan carefully – or are just extremely lucky!
Planning your move with care could not only save you money – but also time and hassle as well. (more…)
Relocating to Germany has always been popular with the British, as it is one of Europe’s most dynamic countries, offering a nice mix of modernity and diversity. Thanks to the various monarchies and earldoms that emerged during its history, each German city and town has its own distinct personality. (more…)
When you move to Germany, you will find a well ordered, clean country to live in, and if you fit in with the regulations they will also help you. This article explains how to get social insurance in Germany.
Anyone who’s interested in relocating to Germany has to learn how to get social insurance and security. While the country’s social insurance and security system can be quite complicated, you can cut through the red tape by understanding how the process works. About 90% of the country’s population participates in the social security programme, and it includes several benefits such as welfare aid, work related accident insurance and nursing care among others. (more…)
Germany is providing young Brits with a mouth-watering package to serve apprenticeships in the country. Germany is faced with a shortage of skilled workers, in a bid to tackle the drought of skilled workers for the future, the German government is enticing young Brits and Europeans to the country. Germany reportedly has 33,000 unfilled apprenticeships. (more…)
It is common knowledge that moving to a new country can be stressful and daunting, so it is important to be aware of what it entails to start the relocation and how to go about the move. Firstly, there are different routes and modes of transportation you can use to get to your destination this includes flying, driving and using the ferry. For moving to Germany from Ireland the ferry is one of the most common modes of transportation used because there are no baggage restrictions, in comparison with planes where you are given baggage allowances. Also taking the ferry from Ireland, preforming removals to Germany is also very cost-effective in comparison with other modes of transportation.
Problems people face with moving to Germany from Ireland by ferry
A major problem people face is that there are no direct ferry links to Germany. Although there are several countries nearby Germany, such as Belgium and the Netherlands, with excellent transportation facilities so passengers can travel easily without much hassle. You have the option of sailing overnight or day, you can choose the most suitable time frame. Passengers can travel from Ireland to Holyhead, Wales and then get the train services to Newcastle, England. Upon arrival in England, you can board the ferry from Newcastle in England to the Amsterdam ferry port. The German border is approximately 88 miles away.