After the last remaining pub in Brielen, a village in western Belgium, closed down, the pastor of the local church had an idea. He allowed a pub to be opened inside the church after services.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown many people's plans into disarray. They include young people who want to spend a year out in Germany working as an au pair. A report from Berlin by Sabine Kinkartz.
Some 45 million Americans have German roots, but not much can be seen beyond the Brauhaus and Oktoberfest. Why? For German-American Day, we tracked down what led Germans to land in the US — and how they left their mark.
After weeks of lockdown due to COVID-19, pubs in Germany are permitted to gradually reopen. They are places where people long to be and they also fulfill a purpose in life, says anthropologist Christoph Wulf.
The pandemic has been brutal for the world’s pubs, which were shut quickly due to social distancing. This has been particularly painful in Ireland, where they are critical to the country’s economic and social life.
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