What’s behind the strange German name for musical chairs?

What’s behind the strange German name for musical chairs?

In English the name for the popular kids’ birthday game involving chairs and music is fairly straightforward. But why do Germans call it "Trip to Jerusalem"?

Eight things Germans believe bring good luck
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Eight things Germans believe bring good luck

Five Christmas songs to improve your German language skills

Five Christmas songs to improve your German language skills

‘Our audience is so diverse’: What it’s like to teach German from Berlin’s streets

‘Our audience is so diverse’: What it’s like to teach German from Berlin’s streets

Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter
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Essential phrases and customs to survive the German winter

From cheering to sneezing: Why Americans still use ‘Gesundheit’
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From cheering to sneezing: Why Americans still use ‘Gesundheit’

10 words and phrases that will make you sound like a true German
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10 words and phrases that will make you sound like a true German

How language speaks to identity in eastern Germany
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How language speaks to identity in eastern Germany

Ten words that sound prettier in German than in English
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Ten words that sound prettier in German than in English

German word of the day: Die Weinwanderung

German word of the day: Die Weinwanderung

The complete A-Z guide to German prefixes and what they mean
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The complete A-Z guide to German prefixes and what they mean

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