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Crossword: How Much Do You Know About Germany And The German Language?

Crossword: How Much Do You Know About Germany And The German Language?

How strong is your German know-how when the stakes are raised — or criss-crossed?
Top German-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t Germany

Top German-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t Germany

Looking to test out your German language skills? Keep things interesting by taking a trip to one of these German-speaking countries.
Wait, Just How Many Types of German Beer Are There?

Wait, Just How Many Types of German Beer Are There?

So many! And what does Reinheitsgebot mean? We’ll explore all this and more in this overview on German beer.
Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Flirting Style?

Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Flirting Style?

Whether you’re forward with love interests or prefer to admire from a distance, there’s a country that matches your style. Try our flirting quiz to find out where you’d thrive!
How The Grimm Brothers Changed German Linguistics (And Fairy Tales)

How The Grimm Brothers Changed German Linguistics (And Fairy Tales)

You probably associate the Brothers Grimm with Grimm’s Fairy Tales and nothing else, but their contributions to language are just as important.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About German Typefaces

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About German Typefaces

We notice them in antique shops, on old-fashioned signs in Germany, or – unfortunately – on neo-Nazi paraphernalia: old German typefaces. These fonts are everywhere, but do you know what they’re called and where they come from? We explore some of the history.
How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

Guess what: young people are killing and/or evolving other languages besides English!
Vacation Cheat Sheet: 20 German Phrases You Need To Know

Vacation Cheat Sheet: 20 German Phrases You Need To Know

Make the most of your upcoming trip to Germany by focusing on these German phrases ahead of your flight abroad.
Introducing Oliver Hilmes’ ‘Berlin 1936’

Introducing Oliver Hilmes’ ‘Berlin 1936’

For July’s Babbel Book Club pick, we’re jumping to nonfiction. This month’s book looks at the human stories behind one of the strangest sporting events in history: Adolf Hitler’s Olympic Games.
Everything You Wanted To Know About German Dialects

Everything You Wanted To Know About German Dialects

If you were wondering about German dialects — from what they are, where they come from, and how many there are — we have the answers.
How To Obtain German Citizenship

How To Obtain German Citizenship

What are the requirements for acquiring German citizenship? We lay out the necessities for you, as well as follow two Babbel employees on their personal journeys to becoming German.
How To Host The Perfect German Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect German Dinner Party

These are the recipes and phrases you need to host an authentic German meal. Lederhosen are optional.
How Many People Speak German, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak German, And Where Is It Spoken?

German is one of the most popular languages in the world, and you might be surprised by how many places it’s spoken.
How To Date A Berliner

How To Date A Berliner

Berlin has quite a global reputation: It has a complex history, a vibrant arts scene, and a party lifestyle that runs from dusk until dawn. It’s the global techno capital and home to Berghain, the most famous club in the world. But what about dating in the German capital? We at Babbel sat down with some of our colleagues to figure out what dating is like in this uninhibited, multicultural metropolis.