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INTRODUCTION
Gina: Hi everyone, I’m Gina.
Katrin: And I’m Katrin!
Gina: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential German Vocabulary, Lesson 17! In this lesson, you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation and Leisure. These are five popular German Tourist attractions. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at GermanPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Katrin, what’s our first word?
Katrin: Kölner Dom
Gina: Cologne Cathedral
Katrin: (slow) Kölner Dom (regular) Kölner Dom
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Kölner Dom
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: It took more than 600 years to complete the construction of the Cologne Cathedral because of a building freeze. It’s the largest Gothic church in northern Europe.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Der Kölner Dom ist Deutschlands meistbesuchte Sehenswürdigkeit.
Gina: Cologne Cathedral is Germany's most visited sight.
Katrin: (slow) Der Kölner Dom ist Deutschlands meistbesuchte Sehenswürdigkeit.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Schloss Neuschwanstein
Gina: Neuschwanstein Castle
Katrin: (slow) Schloss Neuschwanstein (regular) Schloss Neuschwanstein
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Schloss Neuschwanstein
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Situated on a hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany, Neuschwanstein castle is a spectacular sight.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Schloss Neuschwanstein wurde als Modell für das Schloss in Disneys Aschenputtel genutzt.
Gina: Neuschwanstein Castle was used as a model for Disney's Cinderella castle.
Katrin: (slow) Schloss Neuschwanstein wurde als Modell für das Schloss in Disneys Aschenputtel genutzt.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Brandenburger Tor
Gina: Brandenburg Gate
Katrin: (slow) Brandenburger Tor (regular) Brandenburger Tor
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Brandenburger Tor
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most visited sights in Berlin. It was inaccessible during the Partition of Germany because the Berlin Wall ran close to it.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Das Brandenburger Tor ist ein Symbol für die Deutsche Einheit.
Gina: Brandenburg Gate is a symbol of German Unity.
Katrin: (slow) Das Brandenburger Tor ist ein Symbol für die Deutsche Einheit.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Katrin: Dresdner Zwinger
Gina: Zwinger (cathedral in Dresden, Germany)
Katrin: (slow) Dresdner Zwinger (regular) Dresdner Zwinger
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Dresdner Zwinger
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: The Zwinger is a Rococo-style cathedral in Dresden, in eastern Germany.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Der Zwinger ist Teil eines riesigen Gebäudekomplexes in Deutschland.
Gina: The Zwinger is part of a huge building complex in Dresden.
Katrin: (slow) Der Zwinger ist Teil eines riesigen Gebäudekomplexes in Deutschland.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Katrin: Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt
Gina: Nuremberg Christmas market
Katrin: (slow) Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt
(regular) Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt
Gina: Listeners, please repeat:
Katrin: Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina: Christmas markets have a long tradition in Germany. The market in Nuremberg is one of Germany’s largest.
Gina: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Katrin: (normal) Der Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt ist Deutschlands berühmtester Weihnachtsmarkt.
Gina: Nuremberg Christmas market is Germany's most well-known Christmas market.
Katrin: (slow) Der Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt ist Deutschlands berühmtester Weihnachtsmarkt.
QUIZ
Gina: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Katrin will give you the German – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Katrin: Kölner Dom
[pause]Gina: Cologne Cathedral
Katrin: Schloss Neuschwanstein
[pause]Gina: Neuschwanstein Castle
Katrin: Brandenburger Tor
[pause]Gina: Brandenburg Gate
Katrin: Dresdner Zwinger
[pause]Gina: Zwinger (cathedral in Dresden, Germany)
Katrin: Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt
[pause]Gina: Nuremberg Christmas market

Outro

Gina: There you have it – five Tourist attractions in Germany! We have more vocab lists available at GermanPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Katrin: Bis bald.

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Have you ever been to any of these German tourist attractions?

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I am really enjoying the podcasts, listen every morning in the car on my way to and back from work. Thanks