germany
Germany
Berlin
Mara Groner
2017.09.08

A cat from the animal shelter (tierheim)

I have a friend who wanted to get a cat, so I went with her to the tierheim. Tierheim literally translates as “animal home,” and it’s what we would call an animal protection center (dobutsu aigo senta) in Japan. In Germany, though, you can’t buy dogs and cats in a pet store like you can in Japan. You either get them from someone whose pet has had babies, or buy them directly from a breeder. Continue reading “A cat from the animal shelter (tierheim)”
germany
Germany
Berlin
Mara Groner
2017.08.16

Spreewald

Just outside Berlin, in Brandenburg, lies Spreewald, a forest with a canal running through it. It’s a good place to enjoy some distinctively German natural landscape. The Spreewald region was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1991. The biosphere is 475 square kilometers and the canal is 1,575 km long. Continue reading “Spreewald”
germany
Germany
Berlin
Mara Groner
2016.10.25

Pumpkin Festival

Like in other countries, pumpkins are a highly-popular fall vegetable in Germany. A variety of colors and shapes are available, ranging in size, from small to large, with some sorts for eating and some just for decorations. Continue reading “Pumpkin Festival”