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post #16 of 240

Blonde women carrying beer mugs

post #17 of 240

Ah, Germany - the real thing!  So many responses mention tech and engineering, and that has been true for a long time.  I read somewhere on the www of a cart found in a German tomb from around 500 BC.  This cart has the world's oldest example of roller bearings - bronze races and oak rollers.  How about that?

post #18 of 240

Hum, engineering, blondes, Nürburgring, crazy VESA driver, Oktoberfest, etc.

post #19 of 240
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Blonde women carrying beer mugs



Here ya go bud. (Oktoberfest 86)

 

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post #20 of 240

I was stationed in Germany for 3 years (and really miss it)

 

I think of:

My first experience of what beer is actually supposed to taste like....been hooked ever since.

Brats mit brochen from the roadside stands

Driving through the beautiful Mosel river valley

Hauling ass on the Autobahn

Winefests

The friendly & beautiful Frauleins

Castles

Lost of rain

Wondering why no one had screens on the windows?

Jager schnitzel

Young bikers in full leathers that rode mopeds

Staying out at the clubs all night trying to pick up girls wink_face.gif

 

 

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post #22 of 240

Oh Hell ya!

post #23 of 240
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Blonde women carrying beer mugs



Actually, it's "Blond women with huge...mugs of beer."

post #24 of 240

:o

post #25 of 240

all of the above? moar food and beer?

post #26 of 240

Riesling, maultaschen, doppelbock, maibock, vollkornbrot, no speed limits on the autobahn, little towns in northern Bavaria (where my wife's ancestors were from).  Some of those towns probably don't hit triple digits for population.

post #27 of 240

beers :)


Edited by guyx1992 - 2/16/11 at 4:00pm
post #28 of 240
Oh, lots of things. One childhood neighbor was a German national (now naturalized here) so I think of her and especially the wonderful advent calendars she'd bring my sister and me.

On a large scale, Germany is one of the great industrialized nations. All sorts of products are engineered and built there, a very wide range. Only a handful of countries are capable of that. That says a lot of good things about the educational system and society.

Also, the beer (smily_headphones1.gif) and the food. I've had quite a bit and generally love everything. Possibly genetic - part of my family came from Innsbruck. We've lost contact, but I do identify with it. The music is wonderful, too, including the polkas, classical and opera.

I'm a big fan of the Bauhaus and much of the modern design.

As for material possessions, there are a couple German products I use every day and absolutely love. One is a Sinn 656 watch and the other is a Pils stainless double edged razor. Both are impeccably made and wonderful to use. Oh, and the Wüstof-Trident kitchen knives are special, too. Also own a Heckler & Koch and a Sig-Sauer that I love.

I'm more into American and British cars, though. I love American iron and charming, if quirky, British designs. However, I have a thing for BMW motorcycles. I'm thinking seriously about picking up an old airhead boxer. Sort of the same thing as a Harley, but I don't like the Harley subculture. I'm leaning towards an R/80 from the mid-eighties. Prices are good and you can get all the parts you want.

I haven't been to Germany, but it is on my list. I'm a little intimidated about not knowing the language, since I haven't been anywhere where I couldn't get by. I've only been to English and Spanish (hablo un poco de Español) speaking countries so far. But I do need to get out of my comfort zone and see more of the world. I'd especially like to tour the beautiful German countryside, see the cities, and, of course, take in as much food and beer as possible.
post #29 of 240

Porsche.  Autobahn.  Blondes.  Good football (soccer).  Beer.  Not always in that order!

post #30 of 240

well, i have 2 Sinns, a Limes, a Meistersinger, and a Nomos watch.  a few knives from solingen. i associate german products with pride of craftsmanship.  lovely everything else , as well

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