If you’re a fan of German football (soccer), this has probably been an exciting week filled with anticipation for the start of the Bundesliga season. We’ve included two great reads to help you get your fix. Also included in this week’s roundup is an inside tip on how to get free rides for life on the German rail and some pretty strange looking fruit!
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“Originally this was going to be about the fear that Bayern Munich would once again dominate the upcoming Bundesliga and German football news. This is very understandable considering their monstrous record-smashing season last year. To top it off, FC Hollywood added Mario Götze, Thiago Alcantara, and Jan Kirchhoff to the line up, talk about the rich getting richer…”
“This weekend the German Bundesliga is set to kick off its 51st season – below are 10 interesting facts from 50+1 years.
1 – This number does not exist at Mainz 05. The club’s goalkeepers wear jerseys no. 29 or 33.
7 – This is how many times 1. FC Nürnberg has been relegated to second division – a prime achievement amongst Bundesliga clubs…”
“A baby girl had a high-speed start to life on Thursday morning when her mother gave birth on a train in eastern Germany. The lucky new-born will be able to travel for free in the area for the rest of her life. The heavily-pregnant woman boarded the regional train in Leipzig, Saxony, shortly before 6am, unaware that she was about to go into labour…”
“Deformed carrots, knobbly lemons and discolored zucchini are deemed unsellable by German supermarkets, resulting in an enormous amount of food waste each year. Students here recently launched a campaign to help get the ugly specimens back on store shelves…”
“GACC (German American Chambers of Commerce) will hold a half day conference on “The Future of Mobility – How German Design will Move Us.” This half-day Design Event will take place in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood on August 13th, 1pm – 8:30pm…”