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Great views, great food, and most importantly: great people!

by Katja Get-to-know games What a start to our 9-day student exchange! After everyone met their Buddy from the respective other team on friday evening, we were ready to go and explore Istanbul. However, before we split into smaller groups to see some hidden gems of the city, the Culture team had organized some games … Continue reading Great views, great food, and most importantly: great people!

Between excitement and difficulties: Traveling from little Konstanz to big Istanbul

by Felix Kreis Friday, 06th April 2018 03:45 am The day started early. Very early. On Friday, 06th April 2018, at 3:45 am the Konstanz IstKon group met at Döbeleplatz in Konstanz. The bus was ready to leave and almost everyone was on time and full of anticipation. But soon, some excitement arose, because a … Continue reading Between excitement and difficulties: Traveling from little Konstanz to big Istanbul

Turkish and German food – Part 1: „Don´t call it Turkish Pizza!“

by Nora [Disclaimer: This is just an overview and there is no claim to completeness] -History- Today´s Turkish cuisine has a long history of developement: From the nomadic cook traditions of the Turkic peoples to a melting pot of Indian, Persian, Arabic and Kaucasian influences it offers a huge variety of specialities, which show similarities … Continue reading Turkish and German food – Part 1: „Don´t call it Turkish Pizza!“

German Turkish Relationships

by Sima Despite two world wars during the last century the world have gone through, a bunch of unique relationships have been established between Turkey and Germany. The existence of Turkish citizens in Germany, who’s number has reached over 3 million, and approximately 70 thousand German Citizens living in Turkey. This situation shows us the … Continue reading German Turkish Relationships

Between Raki and Beer: Drinking Habits in Turkey and Germany

by Nora Sooner or later, you knew it would come up, the good old topic of alcohol: We all agree that this is an exchange between Turkish and German students 😉 Now, we will dive into the drinking habits of the two countries. In Germany, the most common alcoholic beverage is: BEER. It is made … Continue reading Between Raki and Beer: Drinking Habits in Turkey and Germany

Saint Nicholas in Germany and its origin in Turkey

by Nora German tradition of Saint Nicholas Germans insist on the narrative of Saint Nicholas going around the world on his sledge and filling the boots and socks of the little (and big) ones with small presents and sweets in the night before the 6th of December. When we think of him we are likely … Continue reading Saint Nicholas in Germany and its origin in Turkey