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(Guardian)   Where do Germans go to vacation? Castles? Palaces? Resorts? Nope. They visit wind turbines, abandoned nuclear plants and solar panel farms   (theguardian.com) divider line 34
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2014-06-12 09:36:09 PM
And the desert southwest of these United States. They love that shiat.
 
2014-06-12 10:09:49 PM
Did you expect them to go camping?
 
2014-06-12 10:15:37 PM
"Schneller Brueter" is not the name of the power plant.  It means "breeder reactor" in English.  I'd think the English would know that.  Anyway, the place is probably a test reactor site.
 
2014-06-12 10:17:05 PM

ski9600: "Schneller Brueter" is not the name of the power plant.  It means "breeder reactor" in English.  I'd think the English would know that.  Anyway, the place is probably a test reactor site.


And it's obviously the fast breeder type.

/Halt, Hammerzeit
 
2014-06-12 10:24:53 PM
They visit wind turbines, abandoned nuclear plants and solar panel farms

That sounds like fun. I'd go with that German physicist I used to be in love with. I wouldn't understand half of what he explained, but it wouldn't matter.
 
2014-06-12 10:33:07 PM
Do they arrive at the power plant hours before it opens, put towels on all the best atoms, then go to breakfast and not return for hours?
 
2014-06-12 10:36:28 PM
And SW Florida.
 
2014-06-12 10:44:00 PM
and Pattaya, Thailand.
 
2014-06-12 10:44:51 PM

Solid State Vittles: And the desert southwest of these United States. They love that shiat.


This.

Hung out w/ many of them. Good people.
Although when they get an American hamburger they insist on "well done."


/halt, hammerzeit
 
2014-06-12 10:49:54 PM
Natural engineers, those Germans. They come up with the coolest stuff.
 
2014-06-12 11:01:39 PM
I once met a small group of German tourists in West Oakland. They were mystified that the ghetto McDonald's wouldn't take travelers checks.

/and today I met a Japanese tourist girl in West Oakland looking for the Bart station
//WTF tourists
 
2014-06-12 11:04:23 PM
I thought they get invited to Poland.
 
2014-06-12 11:13:47 PM

yakmans_dad: And SW Florida.


Yep. Hit the right tourist traps and German is the second language on the signs suggesting you keep your tender cankles out of the gator's reach.
 
2014-06-12 11:16:03 PM

doofusgumby: /and today I met a Japanese tourist girl in West Oakland looking for the Bart station


Probably late for a train groping.
 
2014-06-12 11:24:16 PM
I've seen 2 groups of German tourists in the tiny nowheresville town where I live in the eastern San Joaquin valley. Both times were in the dead of summer, 100+ temps.

The first group appeared to be a family -- mother, father, and 2 middle-school age kids -- living in a rental RV in the parking lot of the only grocery store in town. They were parked there for like 2 weeks. Weird.

Even stranger was the second group. About 15 middle aged adults, men and women, apparently taking a motorcycle tour of California. They were all in leathers, riding Harleys.

I saw both groups while grocery shopping. All I ever saw them buy was fresh fruit, usually apples or bananas.

What makes it so strange is that this is just a small ag town, surrounded by orange groves. We're relatively close to Sequioa National Park/Forest, but there are other towns, both larger and smaller, that are closer. We aren't on the I-5 or even the CA-99, so it just seems like a really out of the way destination for international travelers.
 
2014-06-12 11:26:35 PM
not Belgium?
 
2014-06-12 11:39:44 PM
img.fark.net
Lister: What is death like?
Rimmer: Death? It's like being on holiday with a bunch of Germans.
 
2014-06-12 11:58:47 PM
Don't they get 3 months off? Have you spent 3 days in a row at Disney? Take me to the waste water treatment facility instead.
 
2014-06-13 12:06:58 AM
don't talk about the war
 
2014-06-13 12:25:04 AM
I thought they all went to a certain Torquay hotel for lunch.
 
2014-06-13 12:27:57 AM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Solid State Vittles: And the desert southwest of these United States. They love that shiat.

This.

Hung out w/ many of them. Good people.
Although when they get an American hamburger they insist on "well done."


/halt, hammerzeit


Came here to say this. If you're in the US and want to practice your German without paying for a transatlantic flight, just try the Grand Canyon or Monument Valley or Zion National Park.
 
2014-06-13 01:13:00 AM
"Anywhere they want to," said someone in 1942.
 
2014-06-13 01:45:15 AM
Now I kinda want to go here:
bc02.rp-online.de

www.taz.de

So how long until they fire Chernobyl's amusement park back up? And when are they going to open Fukushima land?
 
2014-06-13 02:07:21 AM
The real answer to that question is "Majorca." People in Germany jokingly refer to it as the 17th Bundesland (German States).
 
2014-06-13 02:12:18 AM

cryinoutloud: They visit wind turbines, abandoned nuclear plants and solar panel farms

That sounds like fun. I'd go with that German physicist I used to be in love with. I wouldn't understand half of what he explained, but it wouldn't matter.


A German obsession with POWER!
 
2014-06-13 06:50:18 AM
Do they leave towels everywhere to hold their spot for later?
 
2014-06-13 08:35:39 AM

UsikFark: yakmans_dad: And SW Florida.

Yep. Hit the right tourist traps and German is the second language on the signs suggesting you keep your tender cankles out of the gator's reach.


Nothing like speedos at Xmas time.
 
2014-06-13 09:12:45 AM

cryinoutloud: They visit wind turbines, abandoned nuclear plants and solar panel farms

That sounds like fun. I'd go with that German physicist I used to be in love with. I wouldn't understand half of what he explained, but it wouldn't matter.


What is it about sexy German physicists? I knew a woman that was jaw-dropping, but her crowd seemed to be more about camping and wilderness adventure (rafting, kayaking, etc) than tourist-trapping.
 
2014-06-13 09:34:37 AM
Wrong subby - they go to the Belgian coast for the nude beaches.
 
2014-06-13 10:19:13 AM
http://satwcomic.com/germany-on-vacation

What vacationing Germans are like.
 
2014-06-13 10:32:21 AM
As the child of German immigrants, I can safely say that Germans are weird.
 
2014-06-13 10:57:17 AM
40,000+ Germans also like to dress up in brownface and pretend to be Native Americans.

http://www.utne.com/mind-and-body/germans-weekends-native-americans- in dian-culture.aspx?PageId=1
 
2014-06-13 12:17:43 PM
Hell, if my wife let me plan the vacations, i'd go there too.

Of course, what do you expect from the folks who brought us the coolest museum ever:

http://www.deutsches-museum.de/en
 
2014-06-14 02:34:55 AM

TheYeti: UsikFark: yakmans_dad: And SW Florida.

Yep. Hit the right tourist traps and German is the second language on the signs suggesting you keep your tender cankles out of the gator's reach.

Nothing like speedos at Xmas time.


www.bitterwallet.com
 
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