German unemployment rises slightly in March — CDE News – The Dispatch

BERLIN, March 31 (Reuters) – German unemployment rose in March, Labour Office figures showed on Friday, as economic headwinds delayed a seasonal pick-up in hiring for the spring. The Federal Labour Office said the number of people out of work increased by 16,000 in seasonally adjusted terms to 2.54 million. Analysts polled by Reuters had…

German unemployment rises slightly in March — CDE News – The Dispatch

Every Teacher You Know

We don’t know who wrote the poem nor made this artwork, but both address a special meaning behind the value of life and children. Both of them are precious, even more now after the latest rounds of shootings including one at an elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. And we do not know when it will all end but something needs to be done, otherwise schools will not be a place for learning but a place for (….. fill in the last words…….)

This goes to the families of those affected by the Nashville and other shootings that have happened in the US since the start of the year.


Inner German Border — Barry’s Borderpoints

The inner German border (German: Innerdeutsche Grenze or Deutsch-deutsche Grenze; initially also Zonengrenze was the border between the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, West Germany) from 1949 to 1990. Not including the similar and physically separate Berlin Wall, the border was 1,393 kilometres long and ran from […]

Inner German Border — Barry’s Borderpoints

A travel tip for hikers and tourists alike- along the Inner-German border


Views: A Walking Tour Of Zoo Zürich, Switzerland — Boomers Daily

March 21, 2023: The Zoo Zürich is a zoo located in Zürich, Switzerland and is considered one of the best zoos in Europe. Opened in 1929, it is the third oldest zoo in Switzerland and it accumulated a collection of 2,200 specimens of 300 species by its seventy-fifth year. The over 90-year-old Zurich Zoo lies […]

Views: A Walking Tour Of Zoo Zürich, Switzerland — Boomers Daily

German Of The Day: Blockadepolitik — Observing Hermann

That means “blockade politics” or conducting a policy of obstruction. Geez. The EU is getting really frustrated with Germany these days because it still acts as if it were a sovereign country from time to time. Germany Is Becoming a Roadblock for More and More EU Business – Row over combustion-engine ban symptomatic of wider […]

German Of The Day: Blockadepolitik — Observing Hermann

In inflation-hit Germany, massive strike over pay to cripple transport

By Klaus Lauer and Tom Sims BERLIN/FRANKFURT, March 27 (Reuters) – A massive strike in Germany was set to begin early Monday, crippling mass transport and airports in one of the biggest walkouts in decades as Europe’s largest economy reels from soaring inflation. In the hours running up to the strike, both sides dug in […]

In inflation-hit Germany, massive strike over pay to cripple transport


Photo Flick Nr 94

Photo courtesy of Judy Allen, used with permission


The Aurora borealis is a spectacular event, where the night time showcases itself with a wide array of green, yellow and even red colors lighting up the sky. The sun has been releasing large swaths of solar flares recently, which has given the night sky something for spectators and photographers to remember by. While one can find these northern lights mainly in the upper part of the Northern Hemisphere, like in Alaska, Canada and Scandinavia, its rare to find them going further south into the USA, mainland Europe and parts of central Asia.

The past couple weeks has seen nothing less than unusual and at the same time, mystic. People have witnessed the Aurora at its best in areas that they least expect it. This photo was taken by Judy Allen and shows the northern lights shining on a rural landscape near my childhood town of Jackson, Minnesota. If it hadn’t been for the green colors, one could interpret this as a sunrise. Yet looking at it further, it reminds me of the introduction of a film produced by Universal Pictures, where the studios had its bragging rights presented before the film:

For the record, this production intro ran from 1998 to its replacement with its current production logo in 2012, in time for its 100th anniversary.

Nevertheless there hundreds of northern lights photos plastering the social media going as far south as Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois, but this one is one of my personal favorites, not just because of its location, but because of its uniqueness. Sometimes the rarest occasions happen to be the ones that are best appreciated. 😊👍


A Visit To Weingut am Stein — Carrots and Tigers

Enjoy excellent wines and more at the winery that takes its name from one of the most famous vineyards in Germany Taking over responsibility for a renowned winery at the age of 18 because of your fathers’ health issues is certainly nowhere near an easy task. Faced with the challenge, winemaker Ludwig Knoll quickly realized […]

A Visit To Weingut am Stein — Carrots and Tigers

Another look at the wine regions, this time the Weingut am Stein. Courtesy of Carrots and Tigers.


Get to know the little wine towns in Franken Wine Region: The Würzburg Area — Carrots and Tigers

Are you ready to discover a history-laden medieval wine region in Germany with lots of wine tasting opportunities, dining on regional food and lovely accommodation? This past summer, walking through small historic wine towns with narrow cobblestone streets lined by beautifully preserved half-timbered houses, visiting the local wineries and enjoying traditional local food certainly reminded […]

Get to know the little wine towns in Franken Wine Region: The Würzburg Area — Carrots and Tigers

While we’re on the subject of Franconia, here’s a look at its wine region and the small but important villages worth visiting. Courtesy of Carrots and Tigers.


Bayern parts ways with Coach Nagelsmann

According to media reports, Germany’s soccer series champion FC Bayern provided a coaching hammer during the international break and separated from Julian Nagelsmann. This was reported by the “Bild” newspaper and the recognized transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano on Thursday evening. There were initially no reactions from FC Bayern. Thomas Tuchel is to become the […]

According to “Bild”, Bayern parted ways with Coach Nagelsmann

Tuchel is to be the fifth coach in five years for FC Bayern, who is a point behind Dortmund in second place in the standings.