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How to improve your German speaking skills

8 Tips for improving your german speaking skills both on- and offline

Reading time: 4 minutesBack to: Magazine Overview In this post, we will present four offline and four online options which will help you to improve your German.The many possibilities of the digital world1. Online courses This is probably the most convenient option because you can take online courses from all around the world. When using a sm...
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5 interesting facts about the German language

Learn here what you didn't know about the german language

Reading time: 3 minutesBack to: Magazine Overview 5 things you didn't know about the German language... How many people speak German? What is the meaning of "Standard German"? How many words do we use in the German language? And what do "false friends" have to do with learning German? We will provide you with the answers to these and more questio...
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Learn German with these 15 tips

How to accelerate your learning progress

Reading time: 5 minutes Back to: Magazine Overview Are you asking yourself: How long does it take to learn German? What’s the best, easiest and fastest way to learn German? We have 15 German study tips for you. 1. Create a study plan and set goals You can’t learn German overnight. First, you need an overview about the German language and after...
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What do Austrians eat for breakfast?

A typical austrian breakfast

Reading time: 3 minutes Back to: Magazine Overview Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day. That’s because an ample breakfast provides you with energy for your day and even helps you studying! We made a little summary on what an Austrian breakfast looks like.Breakfast habits Austrians like having breakfast but they are not ...
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Austria vs. Switzerland – A country comparison

What distinguishes the two neighbours

Reading time: 5 minues Back to: Magazine OverviewAre there any differences? Both countries are located in the centre of Europe, have stunning mountain landscapes and everyone wears “Lederhosen” and “Dirndl”. Is that really the case? Keep on reading to find out what Austria and Switzerland have in common and in which categories they differ from ea...
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Vienna vs. Munich – A city comparison

Why life is better in Vienna

Reading time: 6 minutes Back to: Magazine OverviewAgain and again someone tries to compare these two European capitals. Which city offers the better quality of life? Where do the more friendly people live and which cuisine promises the better taste? This is where opinions differ. While some argue that there are hardly any differences between Vien...
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Vienna vs. Berlin – A city comparison

Why life is better in Vienna

Reading time: 6 minutes Back to: Magazine Overview Regarding the cityscape, mentality, culture, cuisine, fun factor and quality of living - which city has more to offer? Why Vienna remains ahead in almost every category and why also the Germans commend us, can be read here in our comparison.Location – Where is the weather Vienna is the capital o...
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How to casually memorize new vocabulary

Make learning vocabulary more enjoyable

Reading time: 3 minutes Back to: Magazine OverviewLearning a new language is fun – except for learning vocabulary by heart. There are always some words you can’t remember. But from now on you will not struggle with those anymore! We are going to show you a way of casually learning new vocab quick and easy!   Preparation Is your desk the only pl...
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Carnival in Vienna means jesters’ licences for all!

Cheerfulness, costumes and parades

Reading time: 4 minutes Back to: Magazine OverviewShrill carnival costumes, colourful parades and eating “Krapfen” – The carnival season in Vienna is linked to many traditions. On “Faschingsdienstag”, this season reaches its peak.What is Fasching? Carnival or “Fasching” is the best chance to get to know the crazy side of Austrian culture....
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5 marvellous Christmas markets in Vienna

Experience a magical Christmas world

Reading time: 4 minutes Back to: Magazine Overview The cold November days usher in one of our favourite leisure activities: visiting Christmas markets. Whether chic and loud or small and contemplative, there is one for every taste. The scent of punch and mulled wine lingers over the markets and competes with doughnuts and gingerbread. At this time ...
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How Austria celebrates Christmas

How Austria celebrates Christmas

Christmas is a time full of customs and traditions making it one of the most wonderful seasons of the year. We’ll introduce you to our most common Austrian Christmas traditions. 1. Advent wreath & Advent calendar When the first Sunday of Advent comes around there’s an Advent wreath in nearly every Austrian home. Originally, there were 24 candles p...
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Austrian New Year’s Customs

Austrian New Year’s Customs

New Year is almost here! Sparkling wine or champagne are put on ice, fireworks are provided – but there are so many other customs in Austria to welcome the New Year. Here are four of the most common ones: 1. Guten Rutsch & Prosit Neujahr There are two sayings in Austria that basically mean the same but mustn’t be confused: one is used in the old ye...
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