Ravennaschlucht Christmas Market: The Most Magical Place Ever!

If you still haven’t visited the beautiful and dreamy Revannaschlucht Christmas market, the remaining weekends of this month are your last chance to do so! The market will be open on 15,16,17th and 22,23th December. But what is so special about it and how to get there? Keep reading! Weiterlesen

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Is it Santa? Is it Father Christmas? No, It is Saint Nikolaus!

It is the season of the abundance for old, white-bearded men dressed in red outfits. But who is who? It is a bit confusing if you are unfamiliar with these traditions. On every 6th of December in Germany, children (they are the ones who receive gifts) celebrate the Nikolaus Day. So, Nikolaus arrives before Father Christmas. If you have ever wondered who is St. Nikolaus and what some traditions are related to this day, wonder no more! Weiterlesen

The Fifth Season of Germany? Yes, There is One.

You may think you know about the seasons – there are four of them, right? But here in Germany it is five! Call it Karneval, Fasching or Fastnacht; yet it is upon us. It is officially carnival season. The starting date is 11th of 11th month 11:11 am on St Martin’s day and it has been that way since 19th century. However there are sources that say this has been happening since the year 354 influenced by some Pagan festivities. Yes, you didn’t read it wrong – 354! So what happens in this season and what is it about? Weiterlesen

What Is Culture Shock? How Can You Deal with It?

As the new semester begins, many international students are arriving in Freiburg. Although it is a beautiful place that welcomes students from all around the world sometimes it may feel strange to be away from home –both physically and mentally.

This post will explain what culture shock is and will give tips about how to deal with it. First of all we should remember that culture shock is not an “diagnose”; it does not mean we can’t fit into a place. On contrary, it is a normal and common process; as an international student myself I can relate to this as well.

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Back to School Guide: How to Say “Goodbye” to Summer and Get Back to School (with Motivation)

Although it is still warm, the days have started to get shorter. The sun sets remarkably earlier which means it is almost time to shake off the holiday mood and welcome a new semester. But how can we do it without feeling depressed or lacking motivation? Here are some tips and suggestions to start off your semester with vivacity. Weiterlesen

Schauinsland: A Must See Before the Summer Ends

Even though Freiburg shows a different beauty of itself every season, there are still more places to see before the summer ends. Today the one I will mention is the amazing Schauinsland. First of all it is hard to believe such a place exists so close to the city. It is always cooler up there when it is too hot to go around in the city so you can go there for some mountain breeze and great panoramic scenery. Weiterlesen