Category Archives: German video

Alaaf and Helau

Following on from the knobbly stick, here’s a story about a knobbly broomstick.

All you need to know to understand the film is:

1. Köln and Düsseldorf are rival cities

2. At Karneval time, people from Köln greet each other with “Alaaf!” and Düsseldorfers greet each other with “Helau!”

3. This clip was created by a Kölner

4. In the clip, a new piece of voice-activated street-sweeping equipment is being tested. To operate… just say “Alaaf!”

Enjoy!

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The best German fairy tales

The best German fairy tales are not always the version we thought we knew….

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An English taxi in Cologne

Many thanks to my brother for sending me this clip!

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Where did he escape to from the bunker?

You know who I mean…. (courtesy once again of the Monty Python team)

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Germans are all boring

They have a sense of fun deficit.  They take themselves way too seriously.  They lack spontaneity.  They never get the joke, because they don’t have a sense of humour…

So here is a short clip of some very boring Germans taking themselves extremely seriously at this time of year.

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The extreme dangers of using a phrase book

Continuing the Monty Python theme… one of their most thigh-slappingly hilarious clips is the Hungarian phrase book sketch. This is what most of us ex pats experience on arrival in a new country, because the phrasebook never quite communicates what you were expecting to say….

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Eating out in Germany

can be a totally, mindbogglingly out of body unique experience. As this clip shows….

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