Germay - Radelthon

by Kimp 9. May 2013 22:57
Just after WW II ended, Germany was in total ruins, moral was at an all time low, people had nothing, and their future was very uncertain. A twenty year old German athlete by the name of Reinhold Steinhilb, gave them something to be proud of and cling on to. From 1948 - 1952 he was one of the top German professional bicyclists.

In 1991 Reinhold Steinhilb (Famous Geman Bike Athlete) designed an 80km (50mi) mountain bike course named the Radel-Thon, that forms a big circle around Stuttgart. I'm not sure where the name come from, but I will give it a good guess.

Before WWII Germany wanted to be able to move tanks quickly through Germany. They couldn't do that on the AutoBahn, because the tanks would tear it up. So they built cobblestone roads, often adjacent to the Autobahn, that were for the express purpose of driving the tanks down them. These were heavily used and as a result of the weight of the tanks, they are the most uneven cobblestone roads in all of Europe. They aren't fit for use by cars, so they were abandoned and are now used as nice walking and bike paths.
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Germany - Stuttgart Fruehlingfest

by Kimp 26. April 2013 03:50
Fruehlingfest:
The German word, Fruehlingfest means Spring Festival.
Many towns in Germany have Fruehlingfest's and they come in 4 basic variations:

1. A parade where most of the costumes are of a medieval nature.
2. A small town festival, usually in the main square, that lasts an entire weekend with a few festival events, like concerts. The local businesses stay open late and are open on Sunday as well (which almost never occurs in Germany).
3. It consists of a festival at a designated festival grounds. Usually with lots of rides and maybe a firework display on one night. These are generally kids and teenagers during the day, with the big crowds coming out at night.
4. Consists of 3 along with a beer festival, which includes a few small beer tents up to several large beer tents.
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Germany - Tradition - The Waltz and the Richtfest

by Kimp 26. February 2012 06:43
Cool Germany Tradition. [More]

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Germany - Piratenpartei Deutschland

by Kimp 25. October 2011 04:03
This is definitely going to be a movie one day.     The Pirate Party started in 2006 in Sweeden.   It was started by a group of internet freedom activists upset over the pirate bay trial.   Soon afterwards, people in Germany, Austria and several northern European countries... [More]

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Germany - Volksfest

by Kimp 2. October 2011 04:57
Volksfest is like Octoberfest but it is more traditional [More]

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German Business Etiquette

by Kimp 20. September 2011 05:27
Someone told me that German's always pay their bills. They are very good at living within their means and they are also good about helping each other out. [More]

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Germany - MillenWorks

by Kimp 16. September 2011 05:29
MillenWorks is a great place to go and have a beer with the boys and just hang-out for a while. [More]

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Germany, Koblenz

by Kimp 13. August 2011 05:05
Koblenz has the most awesome fireworks display of all time, done like only the Germans can do. Simply fantastic. [More]

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Germany, Berlin

by Kimp 5. August 2011 06:46
I've been in some pretty bad places in the world, but Berlin Germany was one of the most somber for me. [More]

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Germany - Workers

by Kimp 3. August 2011 06:21
In Germany there is a white-collar workers union. [More]

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