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Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
by djangochained
Hey guys, is anybody in Germany?

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
by Zohar
It seems like Germany has a population of about 80.6 million people. Obviously not everyone is in there at this exact moment, but Germany is also quite a popular tourist destination, so I wouldn't be surprised if the actual number of people currently in Germany is a bit higher than that, if you take Germans abroad and incoming tourists/business travelers into account.

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:09 am UTC
by djangochained
Haha, very funny:)

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:48 pm UTC
by Zohar
I try!

There are a few Germans here, not a ton, I imagine some might pop in in a while.

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:35 am UTC
by svenman
Yes, here, for one. South-western Germany, state of Baden-Württemberg.

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:20 am UTC
by raudorn
svenman wrote:Yes, here, for one. South-western Germany, state of Baden-Württemberg.


The important question is Baden or Württemberg... Just kidding, as a fellow Bawüler I welcome anyone who isn't Bavarian. (Just kidding)

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:42 am UTC
by nightbird
Berlin native and resident here.

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:23 pm UTC
by Hekateras
Baden-Würrttembergerin here, and sadly we have yet to have a powdery, delicious pastry named in our honour. I am currently in Germany, not far from Stuttgart, so I believe the answer to OP's question is yes. I am someone, and I am here, OP. Rejoice!

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
by Zohar
Well their last post was over six months ago so I'm not sure how much they care at this point.

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:38 am UTC
by nightbird
raudorn wrote:
svenman wrote:as a fellow Bawüler I welcome anyone who isn't Bavarian. (Just kidding)


... How did I miss this? The enemy of my enemy is my... Well, kidding.

My mum's from Heidenheim, does that mean I can get dual citizenship?

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
by raudorn
nightbird wrote:My mum's from Heidenheim, does that mean I can get dual citizenship?

General consensus is one can have as many Bundesland citizenships as one wants, but will have to live with the burden of a conflicting heritage for the rest of one's life. It is a cruel fate far too easily inflicted on far too many. Imagine the horror when November 11th rolls around and you don't know what to call the carnival season. Fastnacht? Fasching? One may never know for sure.

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:33 pm UTC
by svenman
nightbird wrote:
raudorn wrote:
svenman wrote:as a fellow Bawüler I welcome anyone who isn't Bavarian. (Just kidding)

Just for the record, that quote isn't mine.

nightbird wrote:My mum's from Heidenheim, does that mean I can get dual citizenship?

Oh dear. Berliners and Swabians are widely considered to have a somewhat difficult relationship.

raudorn wrote:General consensus is one can have as many Bundesland citizenships as one wants,

Actually, I believe there is an upper limit at 16. Maybe 25 if we allow Austrian Bundesländer as well...

But then, there is plenty of opportunity for conflicting heritage even within the same Bundesland when we look at the larger ones - especially those with a hyphen. :roll:

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:32 pm UTC
by nightbird
It's funny - I always fondly think of Swabia as my ancestral home until I get to spend more than four days there. :D

That being said, most of my relatives are still down south and I like them.

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:14 pm UTC
by mfb
svenman wrote:Maybe 25 if we allow Austrian Bundesländer as well...
Someone tried that. It didn't end well.

Re: Anybody in Germany?

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:09 am UTC
by svenman
Left myself wide open to that one, didn't I? Though that particular someone was rather insistent at that time they should be called neither Austrian nor Bundesländer, so I didn't even think of that possible interpretation until now.