Thursday, March 21, 2013


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A person enamored of everything involving the country of Germany. Holds similar enthusiasm to a francophile but is considerably less annoying.
Amber: I just wrote a paper on Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Dan: Oh, that's nice. There is a train station in Berlin called Onkel Toms Hütte.
Amber: Oh, Dan. You're such a deutschophile.

I am a true deutschophile. I received mail from Germany that addressed me as "Frau Lisa" and it made my day.

Maybe I was just happy to be done with my daily e-mails to Deutsche Bahn. I am such a deutschophile that I saw them as a challenge (to speak a bit of German) instead of an annoyance. I have to admit, if it were any other country, I'd have probably been way annoyed (because I was frustrated with the bureaucracy and daily confusion when I lived in Switzerland). Luckily, the e-mails were worth it as the pass appears to have arrived with all of the information "sehr perfekt." 

I can't wait to explore more of Germany with that rail pass, particularly cities I have not been to before like Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Freiburg, Baden-Baden and Heidelberg. 

Are you enamored with a certain country and why? For me, I think it's just that Germany feels like home. I did feel very much at home in Switzerland too, but I think I would have been better off in the Swiss German region than in the Swiss Italian one.


  1. That's exciting to get your rail pass, not long now until you'll be exploring! I've only been to Frankfurt and Berlin, and would love to see more of Germany. I definitely didn't feel at home there though. For me that's Ireland. I love everything about it.

  2. Cute post. Deutschophile, ha!
    We have been talking about France, breaking up the trip between Paris and the French Riviera...I like my beach time and the french riviera looks freakin beautiful!

  3. Love it and can relate...I'm that way with all things Spain!