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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:57 AM   #101
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Old February 20th, 2008, 02:15 AM   #102
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Beautiful. Why do Northern and Central Germans feel Bavaria is so different from them?
I didn't notice a striking diversity between the two parts. Both equally beautiful and efficient.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #103
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It's more the other way round. We Bavarians sort of have a strong feeling of being different from the North and living in the most beautiful part of Germany, Europe or even the World. Btw there is a historical point of view too. Bavarians say they live in the oldest state of Central Europe and were occupied by the Prussians in the 19th century.

I would say it's mainly about character. The southerners are said to be more easy going, more relaxed while the northeners are said to be more serious, and in general I would agree on that. The South is Catholic, the North is Protestant, which may have an influence, too.
And finally, being from other parts of Germany Bavarian tradition and dialects may seem to be strange. I know a lot of students from the North that were shocked to see the first time a beer tent full of Bavarians in Lederhosen and which aren't able to understand the locals.

Ok, now its tiem for a "Preiß" to tell his/her point of view!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #104
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To me nothern germans seem more relaxed than southern germans.
They often seem to conservative and religious.

but I would like to see what some nother germans say about that.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:35 AM   #105
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Passau, Bavaria. My university city in Eastern Bavaria, on the Austrian boarder is known for one of the most beautiful historic centres of the country and it's three rivers (from top to bottom: Inn, Donau (Danube) and Ilz).

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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:37 AM   #106
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One more, the famous Stephansdom (St. Stephen cathedral) in the back. It has the biggest organ in the world.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #107
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Regarding the North - South, East - West, Prussia - Bavaria Issues: IMO they are completely overrated by foreigners. Overall Germany is a VERY homogenous country regarding people, culture and lifestyle.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #108
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Hi,

A few shots from Frankfurt (Hesse).

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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:51 AM   #109
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@ HMuller: Great pictures, I like it.

@ thun: Amazing nightshot of the Stephansdom.

thx for sharing at all
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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #110
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I know a lot of students from the North that were shocked to see the first time a beer tent full of Bavarians in Lederhosen
That one has definitely to be a very shocking sight.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #111
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@ hmuller: One picture per post...
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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #112
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Monschau looks an amazing town. Where is exactly?
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Old February 20th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #113
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Wikipedia!
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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #114
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NRW, baby. Best Bundesland there is.

Burghausen, Bavaria, right next to the Austrian border.

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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #115
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Schloss Favorite in Ludwigsburg - Baden-Württemberg

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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:37 PM   #116
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Prinzipalmarkt, Münster (Northrine-Westfalia)

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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #117
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Another one:

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Tonight I will post 3 shots of Potsdamer Platz (for the happiness of Kampflamm ).
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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:53 PM   #119
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Zeche Zollverein Essen, Northrhine-Westfalia (world heritage site)

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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #120
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