Apotheke vs. Drogerie
1. At the homepage for the Rothenburg Marien-Apotheke
(http://www.marien-rothenburg.de/) you can tour the pharmacy and you can also learn about the history of this centuries old pharmacy in the medieval city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. In German and English.
2. Still wondering what a Drogerie
really is? Find out at "Was ist eigentlich eine Drogerie?
" (http://www.drogerie.ch/drogerie/) maintained by the Swiss Association of Druggists. Peruse the inventory of a typical Drogerie
. In German.
3. The home page of the Baum-Apotheke
in Munich (http://www.baum-apotheke.de/index.html) offers information about their services and products ranging from treatment for environmental diseases to information about diabetes and cosmetics. There is also information on emergency and weekend services in Munich, Notdienste
,and the pharmacy's team. In German.
4. Go shopping at the online shop of the St. Georgius Apotheke
in Bocholt (http://www.georgius.de/index.cfm). While you're there, click on "Marktplatz" and visit the town, or find out how to order a pizza online in Germany. In German.Das Brot
1. The home page of the German Bread Museum, Deutsches Brotmuseum Ulm
, (http://www.brotmuseum-ulm.de/) will lead you through the history, manufacture, and significance of bread, illustrated in pictures and text. In German.
2. Visit the Kronenbrot
home page (http://www.kronenbrot.de/ger/index.php). There are photos of their bread specialties, including information on ingredients and nutrition. There are also some mouth watering recipes. In German.
3. Rudertinger Bauernbrot
(http://www.rudertinger-bauernbrot.de/) is a large commercial bakery in Ruderting/ Bavaria.. Click on one of the pictures of their bread to read a description of each. You can even order freshly baked bread via email. In German.Einkaufen
1. Visit Germany's largest mall, CentrO
, in Oberhausen in the Ruhrgebeit
(http://www.centro.de/). Plan a day's outing visiting the shops, eating in the restaurants, and enjoying the rides and sporting activities. Maybe take in a movie or walk through one of the gardens and have a picnic. If you're not sure how to get there, click on "Weg." If you are looking for a place to stay, click on "Hotel." In German.
2. In the computer age, even Tante Emma
is online. Visit this version of the traditional store, Onkel Emma
, in Stuttgart (http://www.onkelemma.de/shop/onkelemma/shopframe.htm). In German and English.
3. Most of the large German department stores have web sites. Click on Kaufhof
(http://www.kaufhof.de/). In German. Or try Karstadt-Hertie
(http://www.karstadt.de/). In German and English. Wherever you go, don't forget to visit the grocery and gourmet departments.
4. For more shopping opportunities, go to any major German search engine, click on the shopping category, and look for a store that appeals to you.Der Markt
1. The Viktualienmarkt
in Munich is one of the most famous open-air markets (http://www.munich-info.de/portrait/p_viktualien_de.html). This page is a part of the Munich-Info page (http://www.munich-info.de/). The Viktualienmarkt
home page consists of 16 or more pictures that can be clicked on and enlarged. In German.
2. Here you learn all about the Hamburger Fischmarkt
(http://www.hamburger-fischmarkt.de). Read the information and look at some photos. The link at the bottom of the page will connect you to a sightseeing page about Hamburg.
3. Many city pages include photos or web cam shots of their market squares as a part of their home pages. One example is the Bonn newspaper's site, General-Anzeiger
(http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/neteye/body_neteye.html), with four live views of the markets in Bonn and Siegeburg.Das Frühstück
1. What does the traditional German breakfast look like? Go to the Goethe Institute's home page
(http://www.goethe.de/) and click on "Kaleidoskop." Under "Alltag" you'll find "Frühstück" as well ass many other topics related to daily life in Germany. Or click on the breakfast
directly (http://www.goethe.de/z/50/alltag/orte/fruh01.htm). When you click on "Infor zu diesem TatOrt," you'll also find interviews with people about what they eat for breakfast. In German.
2. Most inns and hotels in German-speaking countries have a "breakfast room," where guests eat the breakfast included in the price of the room. Visit the Hotel Jedermann
in Munich (http://www.hotel-jedermann.de/deutsch/inhalt03.html) to see their breakfast room, then find out more about this inn. In German, English and other languages.
3. At the Deutsche Essgewohnheiten
(http://www.goethe.de/gr/dub/projekt/deipess1.htm) page of the Goethe Institute in Dublin you can find a picture of a typical German breakfast and additional information on eating habits of Germans. In German.Währung
1. There are several sites where you can calculate the conversion rate for your currency to any other currency. The Universal Currency Converter
(http://www.xe.com/ucc/) has links to other internet converters. The Classic 164 Currency Converter
(http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic) also has historical information and information on the Euro. In English.
2. The European Union
(http://europa.eu.int/) maintains a Euro page
(http://europa.eu.int/euro/html/entry.html). At this site you'll find not only pictures of the coins and bills, but also the history of the Euro and its current standing. In the languages of all member nations, including German and English.Geschäftszeiten
1. Do you think that the shop-closing laws in Germany are unreasonable? Read this interview with Johanna Adorjany, a young foreigner living in Germany. She finds life in Germany a little better now that the shopping hours are longer. The interview is on the Goethe Institute's page
(http://www.goethe.de/z/jetzt/dejart21.htm#V1). There is vocabulary help. In German.
2. More details about shop-closing laws can be found on the shopping
page of Deutscher
, German Academic Exchange Service,
(http://www.daad.de/deutschland/de/2.6.3.html). In German, English,
and Spanish. Select "Einkaufen" from the pull-down menu.
3. The Deutsche Welle
(http://www.dwelle.de/) offers news and information in thirty-five
languages. An episode from Deutsche Welle's series about German
"Kiosk: Alles unter einem Dach"
features an interview with a kiosk
owner about his business. You'll need to use RealPlayer and you can
download the text with WordPad. In German.