Category Archives: Germany

Hitchhiking against the Skeptics

“Nobody will give you a ride during a pandemic”, people said. Well, I had to find out for myself. Continue reading

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The most stupid plan of all times

The battle of El-Alamein, crazy scientists, a great idea and nuclear explosions. Actually, a stupid idea and nuclear explosions. Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Germany, History, Military, Technology, World War II | 7 Comments

But what about the Comet?

A flashback into the good old times… Continue reading

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Birthday Hike 2020

Even if you have never been to Bavaria, or even Europe, I bet you know the castle I will be hiking to. Continue reading

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German Supreme Court ends Discrimination in Citizenship Cases

This is big and it concerns hundreds of you who have contacted me about restitution of German citizenship in recent years. I can’t contact each and everyone individually (my fees are too modest for that, and donations to keep this … Continue reading

Posted in German Law, Germany, Law, Travel | Tagged , | 39 Comments

History Lessons in Bolivia

In a remote jungle school in Bolivia, I am surprised by what the children learn about Germany. Continue reading

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German Law: What happens to Children when the Parents die?

Recently, parents seem to be thinking about their possible early demise, because I have been getting this question more frequently: “What will happen to our children if we, mother and father, were to die?” I don’t know why people are … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Family Law, German Law, Germany, Law, Travel | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Not quite a Thousand Kilometers, but a Good Start

For the moment, hitchhiking is pretty much suspended. But this story of a trip across central Europe, from Belgium to Bavaria, offers interesting encounters, practical tips and grounds for dreaming about the time hereafter. Den deutschsprachigen Lesern empfehle ich die … Continue reading

Posted in Belgium, Germany, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

German Supreme Court approves anti-Corona measures – for now

The German Supreme Court, or Federal Constitutional Court, to translate its name literally, has approved the anti-Corona measures. At least for the time being. The measures to fight the pandemic in Germany are not the strictest in Europe. For example, … Continue reading

Posted in German Law, Germany, Health, Human Rights, Law | 4 Comments

The Asparagus Airlift

Zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels. To fight the Corona virus pandemic, Romania has imposed a very strict curfew, which is being controlled by the police and by the military. Now, the happiest people are those living in the countryside and … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Germany, Politics, Romania | Tagged | 6 Comments