Links

Blogs

Dolmetscher wissen alles (Dr. Anja Rütten)
Bergburg (German grammar and pronunciation)
From Auspuff to Zeitgeist (Birte Priebe)
My life in Lederhosen
Nadine Hegmanns
When you live in Cologne (micro blog)

 

Books

How To Be German. By Adam Fletcher

How To Be German – Part 2. By Adam Fletcher

Living In Deutschland Now! By Gerhard Louw und André Winkler.

Round Ireland with a Fridge. By Tony Hawks.

Watching the English. The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour. By Kate Fox. (View Guardian article here.)

Xenophobe’s Guide to the Germans. By Stefan Zeidenitz and Ben Barkow.

 

Events

British Flair (annual festival of British culture in various places in Germany)

 

Lifestyle

Haweli (Best Indian restaurant in Cologne, Höninger Weg 125, Köln-Zollstock, p. 0221/80028828)
Marks & Spencer
(Free international delivery)
Royal India (Restaurant near Cologne)
The English Shop Cologne (With online shop)
The Tasty Pasty Company (Cologne)

 

Texts online

26 Signs you were born and raised in Germany
6 genius German idioms we should be using in English (Adam Fletcher)
9 American habits I lost when I moved to Germany
How to piss off a German
How to be German in 25 easy steps (Adam Fletcher)

 

TV/YouTube

Deutschland Saga (ZDF six-parter on German culture viewed from an Australian historian’s perspective)

Die Sendung mit der Maus – England Spezial: Teil 1 and Teil 2 (popular German children’s programme teaches kids about British life; easy-to-understand German)

Make Me a German (BBC, an Englishman and his family live as “Germans” for one year)

Rick Stein’s German Bite (BBC, the Cornish chef on a culinary fact-finding mission through Germany; please find a small-scale YouTube video here)

Wie deutsch ist die Queen? (ZDFzeit, a history of British-German relations)