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South Africans in Germany

September

September is the beginning of Autumn. The mornings are becoming a bit cooler but it can still be pleasant during the day.
It is a great time for outdoor activities like hiking and riding your bicycle. 
The Mediterranean countries are still sunny and warm and a good holiday destination for September.
It is also time for harvesting, with the usual Erntedankfest celebrated on the first Sunday in October. 
The Oktoberfest in Munich starts at the end of September, and besides the other Bierfests you can also look forward to many wine fests

SeasonAutumn
TimeCentral European Time (CET), Summertime – the same time as South Africa until the last Sunday of October, when Wintertime starts (30 October 2022).
Weather

The temperatures average between 9.6°C and 18.3 °C. It could be warmer or colder, depending on the location. The average daily sunshine is 5.2 hours.

Plan your month

everything you need to know

Festivals

The most famous festival in Germany, the Oktoberfest in Munich, starts 17 September. Other great beer fests to visit are the Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart from 23 September and the Oktoberfest on top of the Zugspitze (still unsure for 2022). Similar festivals will be celebrated all over Germany and you can search for Oktoberfest and your town to find one close to you.
Autumn is also time for  wine festivals.
If you love Pumpkins, head out to Ludwigsburg for the biggest Pumpkin festival in the world. It will run from 26 August until 1 December 2022

Events listed on our website

Cooking class

10/12/2022 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Let’s get festive, and meet up with some fellow South Africans, and enjoy some of your favourite SA snacks and drinks. You also get to take home some lekker traditional takeaways. On the menu Chilli-gites/ bhaja / samoas Durban mutton /beans & potato bunny chow Biryani, koeksisters, Milktart Five roses tea, Ricoffe and Savanna Space […]

Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom Tour 2022 Hamburg

28/12/2022 – 08/01/2023 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm – The Soweto Gospel Choir will be performing in Hamburg This is an external event and not organised by the admin of the South Africans in Germany Website For bookings please visit Eventim

Abdullah Ibrahim (Aka. Dollar Brand) Solo Piano

29/11/2022 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – This event is not managed by us, we only listed it as information For tickets and more information please visit – https://www.eventbrite.de/e/jaw-with-abdullah-ibrahim-aka-dollar-brand-solo-piano-tickets-384461102507 “Back to basics, back to the way it was. Following music giants like Pharoah Sanders or Doug & Jean Carn who blessed J.A.W in the past, we’re more than thrilled to welcome yet […]

Beatenberg – Tour 2023

10/06/2023 – 14/06/2023 @ All Day – Beatenberg will be touring Germany in June 2023, with 4 shows in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich (and another in Vienna). The band comes from Cape Town and has several hits, including “Beauty Like A Tightened Bow” and “Chelsea Blakemore”. Tickets start at €24.85 and can be bought from Eventim.

Some foods and drinks to try

01.

Berries

Make your own Rote Grütze and serve it with Ice cream, Milchreis or pudding. You can find some more recipes here.

02.

Hearty Food

  • If you want to warm up, try some hearty food like Rouladen, Linseneintopf or Kartoffelsuppe

03.

Pumpkins

You will see a variety of squashes and pumpkins in the shops and farmstalls.
Try a hearty pumpkin soup with pumpkin seed oil or Stuffed Hokkaido Pumpkin.

04.

Zwetschgen

Another seasonal fruit is the Damask Plum ( Zwetschgen). It is not to be confused with normal plums (Pflaumen). Most bakeries will sell Zwetschgenkuchen or Zwetschgendatschi. Eat it with a big dollop of cream or ice cream. You can also substitute the Zwetschgen for Mirabellen

05.

Beer

For the beer drinkers, it is time for Festbier or Marzën

Fruit and Veggies in Season

Vocabulary

Autumnder Herbst
Autumn leavesdie Herbstblätter
Damask plums

die Zwetschgen

Plumsdie Pflaume
Pumpkinder Kürbis
Pumpink seed oilDas Kürbiskernöl
Blueberriesdie Blaubeeren
Raspberiesdie Himbeeren
Elderberriesdie Holunderbeeren
Mirabelles or yellow plumbsdie Mirabellen  (Marillen is Apricots)

Sources

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