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Photos: Bremer Freimarkt 2016

On Wednesday, I took my annual stroll across the Freimarkt, Bremen’s annual autumn fair. The Bremer Freimarkt is one of the oldest fairs in Germany, held every year since 1035 AD, which makes 2016 the 981st reiteration. I’ve blogged about … Continue reading

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Freimarkt 2013

Yesterday, on the last day before closing, I finally got the chance to visit our annual autumn fair, the Freimarkt, held in Bremen since 1035 AD, which makes this year’s Freimarkt the 778th reiteration. I wrote a bit more about … Continue reading

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Bremen Photos: Christmas Impressions

Today, I drove into Bremen for some shopping and to take a stroll across our Christmas market, supposedly the prettiest in North Germany, and soak up the Christmas atmosphere. I had my camera with me and so I took some … Continue reading

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Scotland Photos Part 4 – Harbour, Beach and Footdee

Aberdeen is a harbour city and since the 1970s, Aberdeen harbour has been the main hub for supplying the oil platforms in the North Sea. Indeed, Aberdeen was one of the cities that were always mentioned in the maritime weather … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest Linkdump

Even though it’s still September, the original Munich Oktoberfest started today with the traditional tapping of the first beer keg by the mayor of Munich and also kicked off the autumn fair season in Germany. Personally, I prefer our own … Continue reading

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Easter Monday Link Round-up

Here in Germany, today was a public holiday and rather slow. Nonetheless, Easter Monday is a work day in the US. Besides, there were at least two big conventions this weekend, so the internet didn’t go into holiday mode. The … Continue reading

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More on the Freimarkt accident – and an interview with Cora

More on yesterday’s Freimarkt accident. And sorry international visitors, but all links are in German since this is not exactly a news item of international importance. Radio Bremen reports that experts found a hairline crack and a bit of rust … Continue reading

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Accident at the Freimarkt

There was an accident at the Freimarkt, our local autumn fair tonight. Apparently, a gondola broke off from a carousel and crashed into the boundary. Six people injured, one of them critically, according to the local radio news. Even worse, … Continue reading

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German politicians are clueless about the Internet – and the technological glass ceiling of fairground rides

According to a new study released today by German government spokesperson for addiction issues, half a million Germans suffer from internet addiction. Unsurprisingly, the percentage of internet addicts is highest among the 14 to 24 age group. Apparently, four hours … Continue reading

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Ischa Freimaak!

Tonight, I took a stroll over the Freimarkt, the annual Bremen autumn fair, which celebrates its 975th anniversary this year. Yes, you read that right. Freimarkt was first celebrated in 1035 AD, though the medieval version looked very different from … Continue reading

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