A bread roll is not a bread roll everywhere in the German-speaking world. From Bavaria to Berlin, the German word you use for these foods will reveal where you come from.
Germany is famous for its delicious cakes - but some of them have names that don't sound particularly appetizing. Meet the Germans host Kate Müser meets with a pastry chef for a tasty language lesson.
Eggs are everywhere ahead of Easter. In Germany, they even grow on trees and are eaten with special miniature utensils. Now that's true love.
German cakes may be world-famous, but which varieties are the most popular? Meet the Germans host Kate Müser heads to a cake shop to find out.
Could you name 10 off the top of your head? DW walks you through some breeds whose origins are very much German, even if their names might suggest otherwise. They've since become famous around the world.
Do you "spider" or "talk around the hot porridge"? In German, you can. Meet the Germans host Kate Müser asks bilingual colleague Michael Knigge to explain some of the best German idioms. (Watch for outtakes at the end.)
They were once guarded by the king and are sometimes eaten with apple sauce. Here are some things you maybe didn't know about potatoes in Germany.
You mastered some long, hard-to-pronounce German words in part one. Join Meet the Germans host Kate Müser again as she enlists native speakers to tackle more great German tongue-twisters.
Sometimes facial expressions and hand gestures can communicate more than words can, but they also vary greatly from culture to culture. Here's your DW video guide to understanding and emulating typical German gestures.
There are two ways to say "you" in German and using the wrong one can lead to some serious misunderstandings. Kate Müser finds out how to avoid "du" and "Sie" faux pas - and learns that Germans make mistakes, too.
What are the best German idioms? What do Germans like to eat for breakfast? Join DW's Kate Müser behind the scenes as she explores German language and culture on DW's new web series, Meet the Germans.
From funny German idioms to faux-pas you should avoid in Germany, Meet the Germans presents an inside look at everyday life here. Come back every week for new videos with Kate Müser, plus picture galleries and articles.
Love it or hate it - Germany is famous for its sausage. Here are 10 popular variations of the meaty treat.
Is German a harsh language? Not if you're talking to your sweetheart. From "mouse-bear" to "Schnucki," Meet the Germans presenter Kate Müser discovers lots of cute and funny nicknames Germans use for their loved ones.
Does grippe have you in its grips? Cold and flu season has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. In Germany, we have a few unique folk remedies to combat the germs. Whether or not they work seems to be a matter of belief.
You go me on the cookie? In translation, some German idioms are hilarious. Meet the Germans presenter Kate Müser met up with German learners who try to guess what German idioms mean, and this is what happened.
Want to fit in in Germany? Then you'd better know when to wish someone happy birthday and how to light your cigarette. Here's our guide for avoiding faux pas in Germany.
Germans certainly don't skimp on breakfast - especially not on the weekend - and bread is the most important ingredient. DW's Kate Müser finds out what else you'll find on a German breakfast table.
Germany's comfort foods may not be as famous as Italy's, but the "deutsche Küche" offers plenty of options to cook heart-warming meals for the coldest winter days. Here are some of the best.
German is known for its long, hard-to-pronounce words. Join Meet the Germans presenter Kate Müser as she tracks down native speakers to help with the pronunciation of some of Germans' best tongue-twisters.
Discover these classics of Germany's children's literature. Beware: Some of them do not end as well as Disney's fairy tales.
Every other week, DW's Kate Müser explores the quirks of everyday life and language in Germany. Originally from the United States, Müser has lived in Germany for over 13 years. Follow Meet the Germans on YouTube.
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