Welcome to Ausländer, a Germany Travel Blog

When I first moved to Germany, it was difficult to find travel resources in the English language. Germans tend not to boast much about themselves or their nation, so finding blogs or itineraries featuring Germany can be a little difficult. I didn’t know much about traveling within Germany prior to moving here, so I spent a lot of time researching domestic travel destinations. I really wanted to discover this country and get to know it through travel.

There are so many great places and hidden gems in Germany. The travel opportunities here are awesome, but they remain largely unknown to foreigners.

I have discovered so many things while traveling here, which is why I decided to start a Germany travel blog with all my suggestions. There is wealth of discovery awaiting any foreigner who wants to explore Germany, and I am here to share all my tips with you! This blog is meant to be a foreigner’s guide to the best of Germany.

Nice to Meet You!

I’m Megan, the author behind this travel blog about Germany. I moved to Germany in August 2019 to pursue a masters degree in sustainable tourism management. I didn’t know the language, I didn’t know any people here, and I was (naively) ready for the adventure ahead. This blog is a journey through my time and travels in Germany.

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Ausländer means foreigner in German. This word can be used in a negative way, a derogatory way, an othering way. I choose to use it differently — a badge of honor, a word reclaimed by those who live with it. It isn’t always easy to reside in Germany as a foreigner (most of the time it is pretty difficult actually); but I have found so much to love about this country.

I am proud to be foreigner in Germany, trying my best to fit in here and build a life I love in a country I have come to love.

My decision to move to Germany was about pursuing the lifelong dream of living abroad. Traveling is one type of experience, full of excitement, adventure and discovery. Living abroad is a totally different experience. It was something that I knew I wanted to try for myself. Being challenged every day, growing from simple interactions, and learning a new language were all parts of the expat experience I wanted to have.

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