Life in Germany

A New Start

The beginning of our adventure moving to Europe, with some initial impressions of German life and culture.

In the Dark

On the headaches and hardships of the German housing market and the bureaucratic red tape at the foreigners office.


After four months, we finally managed to get our residency permits and a permanent apartment.

DSH German Test

Describes DSH, the German fluency exam required for entrance into the doctoral program in Göttingen and elsewhere.

How to Learn Theological German

Some reflections and advice about learning German, particularly reading theological texts.

Living Ohne Auto

Perhaps the most unexpected pleasure since moving to Germany has been the ability to live comfortably without a car.

A Brown’s Life

My wife’s blog offers further reflections on our life in Germany, with a personable style and none of my penchant for overwrought prose (see!).


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