Odd and Wonderful Things Seen in Germany

Free liquor tasting, Ernst August Galerie, Hannover
Free liquor tasting, Ernst August Galerie, Hannover

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Dog being very obedient and waiting patiently in Depot, a home store in Germany.
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Firemen arrive within 10 minutes after fire alarm goes off in Welcome Hotel, Frankfurt. False alarm.
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About 5 different kinds of German potatoes! Rewe supermarket.
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Serpentine art, Hannover Hauptbahnhof
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Guinea pig castle, Hannover Zoo
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Art Installation at the Royal Herrenhauser Garten – Raindance. Participants stand under pressurized jets of water holding umbrellas, and the cascading water plays out a tune.
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Antics at the laundromat (waschsalon), Hannover
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Green light means the ATM is free.
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Laundromat machine from old times – asking for Deutsche Mark, instead of Euro. Frankfurt
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Snack and drink vending machine on a train
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Tree-lined tram line, Frankfurt
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Deutschland Weltmeisters – Fans gathering at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof before the final against Argentina.
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On the menu in Frankfurt – “Hand cheese with music and bread”.
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“The best thing that an apple can become” – Advertisement for Apfelwein (apple wine), Frankfurt
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Egg-wagon in Hannover – I heard a very loud cockerel crowing noise coming from outside once, turns out it was the sound of this van that sells fresh farm produce in the suburbs once a week.
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Fresh cherries (luscious, firm and sweet) in Munich, complete with “no touching” signs.
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Designer “mopshund” (pug dog) with his tail dyed pink. Yes, he’s a boy pug with a pretty pink tail.
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Surf school on the waveless Starnbergersee (Lake Starnberg), Bavaria
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A reminder that personal space is important in Germany.
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A bizarre castle/toll building in the middle of the Rhine River, between Sankt Goar and Bacharach
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Ducks sliding around on the frozen lake surface in Hannover, February
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Toy rats for sale in Hameln (“Hamelin”, the city that the Pied Piper visited)
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Easter bonfire in Blankenese, Hamburg. Bonfires dot the strip of beach along the Elbe River.
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A warning about dangerous waves. And a sign prohibiting fires, on the beach next to the massive Easter bonfire.
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Boat huts teetering precariously on stilts and stacked stones, Starnberg, Bavaria
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The sign reads, “DANGER! Do not step on the wall!”.
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Poor horse dressed in a zebra cover.
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“Dog parking place” with a clip to attach to your dog’s leash.
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Outdoor free tango evening by the Main river, Frankfurt

 

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