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May, 2004 - Nr. 5


The Editor
Meiner Mutter
Vorsicht Satire!
Rachel Seilern
Zurich Connection
A World of Contrast
Dear Mom
KW & Beyond
The Ritchie Boys
Hansa Club's 40th
Anniversary Celebration
Unter dem Motto
Concordia Choir Concert
A lose-lose Ending?
At the CKWR Studio
Toronto has the Sound
Youth Culture
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Health Newsletter
German Heavyweights
Tafelmusik in Parry Sound
Harbourfront Centre Events
Nature's Perfect Gems
Support for Shaw Festival
MoMA in Berlin
Brothers Grimm Movie
Lessons from Dresden
Frauenkirche nears Completion
Lufthansa News
"Radio Goethe"
Rudolf Stussi Exhibition
Biography - A Game
Snow Sport Show
Schumi Continues Sweep
Germany against Canada
Travel 'Smart'
Building Bridges
Most Contented Germans
Population Dwindling

Most Contented Germans

  TWIG - The most contented Germans live far away from the hustle and bustle of the country’s largest cities, according to a new study that takes a closer look at how Germans enjoy the finer things in life.

According to the "Great German Enjoyment Study 2004" conducted by the respected polling agency Emnid, you’re likely to find the most carefree Germans in the south-western states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland as well as in the eastern state of Brandenburg.

Residents of the eastern and northern states of Berlin, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are, on the other hand, far less likely describe themselves as happy-go-lucky — or to take a moment out of their stressful lives to enjoy a cup of coffee or a short telephone call with a loved one.

The study, which was published on Tuesday, found that Germans are also divided when it comes to the best way to unwind. 36% of Germans are happiest alone, while 17% feel best painting the town red in the country’s lively cafes and dance clubs.

Another 27%, says the study, are most at ease when enjoying a glass of fine wine or another gourmet treat. The remainder takes comfort in the small pleasures that daily life has to offer: hearing a favourite song on the radio, for instance.
Republished with permission from "The Week in Germany"


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