Monday, August 27, 2007

50 years Saarland - 50 Joor Saarland

Did I mention that I received my PhD at the University of Trier...
In Trier -- btw it is the oldest city of Germany with more than 2000 years of history ... everytime in your garden, if you dig a hole deeper than half a meter ( ca. 1.5 feet) you will find some Roman relics -- you meet a lot of people coming from the Saarland (which is the southern neighbor of Rheinlandpfalz). Ofcourse 'Pfälzer' (being the name of the folk living there ... o.k. don't beat me ... that's not really correct because in Trier there should be the 'Treverer') have certain prejudices concerning 'Saarländer' (being the inhabitants of the Saarland), but I don't want to go into details ;-)
Saarland is the youngest of the federal states of Germany and this year, it celebrates 50 years of existence.

If you want to learn more about this genuine little country and its inhabitants, there is a wonderful animated video clip created by Stefan Abendschön from HBK Saar.

[via Glückauf! - Andreas sein weblog]