All posts by: Claudia Koestler

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I, Claudia: Will the UK Lose Its (Elgin) Marbles?

Having something for long a time one could start thinking, rightly or wrongly, that it is yours. The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are Greek sculptures that...
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I, Claudia: Get Up, Stand Up in Germany – Or Not?

The rise of extremist movements throughout the world is nothing new. However, their power and influence in Western democracies is particularly startling, especially in the bastion of such a stable...
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I, Claudia: Monday Morning in Bavaria

Tune in to hear how different Monday mornings are from your town or city as Claudia makes her way to work in her Alpine splendor in Bavaria. Some things may...
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German Words – The Long and The Quirky

‘Life is too short to learn German’, said Oscar Wilde. And even for a native German speaker, it does have its challenges. Over Here, Over There podcast co-host Claudia Koestler...
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There’s No Place Like Heimat

‘There’s no place like home’, said Dorothy in one of the most famous final lines in cinematic history in The Wizard of Oz. The concept of home has intrigued writers,...
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I, Claudia: Welcome Back to Bavaria – Or Is it Rudeland?

In this episode, Claudia Koestler considers the ‘Over Here, Over There’ aspects of politeness and kindness in Germany relative to her experiences abroad. She provides three anecdotes that highlight the...
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I, Claudia: Sundays in Bavaria

Bavaria’s Sundays are slower than the rest of Germany and many other countries. Most public and private organizations are closed, which has its plusses and minuses. It’s a matter of...
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From Claudia

The Muhlenberg Pro-English Legend Are you familiar with the Muhlenberg legend? On January 9th, 1794, a group of German immigrants in Virginia asked the House of Representatives to start to...