Germany

Fact and Fiction on the Autobahn

By / March 2017

In Germany, writes Tara Thomas, the idea of a national speed limit is as controversial as gun control in the U.S.

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In Germany, Humanity Amid Upheaval

By / November 2015

Refugees and migrants are flooding into Germany. At an elementary school in Moers, writes Tara Thomas, the crisis gets personal.

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Desperately Seeking Autumn

By / September 2015

Even in the Ruhr, far from the famous Oktoberfests and vibrant forests, fall, writes Tara Thomas, has its charms: “I needed to look at trees with bright leaves. But how? The Ruhr is landscaped with steel plants.”

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First Time in Frankfurt, Again

By / July 2015

Tara Thomas finds surprise on the German autobahn. “We couldn’t wait to leave buttoned-up Frankfurt. So why did returning feel like coming home?”

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Diversion and Solidarity in a German Market

By / February 2015

Hawking and other kinds of yelling are not typical in the prized serenity of German culture, but occasionally an eager vendor at the weekly market breaks the rule.

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Confessions of a Hoarder

By / December 2014

In Germany, writes Tara Thomas, getting rid of trash is a serious, and frequently bewildering, business.

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