The Germany Experience

The Germany Experience

Life in Germany, as seen through the eyes of immigrants, expats, foreigners, and other outsiders.

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Adapting To Life In Germany Parenting In Germany

Learning about "Mittagsruhe", integrating through a "Kinderladen", and the impact of Brexit

Oct. 25, 2020

Fiona and her husband are opera singers from the UK who moved to Germany for work. I first met her …

German Culture German Language

Wurst/arsch/schwein idioms, why “Der/Die/Das” is weird, and sitting down to pee in Germany (Ricardo from Brazil & Ivan from Bulgaria)

Oct. 18, 2020

Ricardo from Brazil and Ivan from Bulgaria are the people behind the Can You German? Instagram acco…

German Language Learning German

Things to know before learning German (Elysse from Elysse Speaks)

Oct. 11, 2020

Elysse is the host of Elysse Speaks, a YouTube channel about her experiences learning multiple lang…

Adapting To Life In Germany German Language Learning German

The attraction of Munich, the versatility of “Doch!”, and environmentalism in Germany (Sarah from Canada)

Oct. 4, 2020

Sarah from Canada came to Munich 4 years ago to get her Masters degree. At first the plan was to st…

About the Host

Shaun Behrens

Originally a South African, Shaun has been living in Germany long enough to know a thing or two about integrating, but will also never truly feel like he fits in in Germany. He started The Germany Experience because he loves connecting with people and highlighting the stories that we all can relate to as outsiders in Germany.


jugendwort des jahres

"es ist mittwoch meine kerle ist von r/ich_iel(das deutsche gegenstück von r/i_irl), nicht von r/de. digga wird von jedem benutzt, auch teens. btw den…"

By Marcello Nadello on Sept. 28, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

A wealth of knowledge and humour

"I came across this podcast when I was part of the parkrun group interviewed for one of the earlier podcasts. I have become a regular listener (having…"

By Hoppersgirl on April 17, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

50 Years Later

"I love hearing these interviews, and comparing the experiences of modern-day expats with mine from the year I spent in Germany in the late 1960’s. Sh…"

By Judycliff on Feb. 28, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Excellent podcast!

"Each episode has something that speaks to me... I love it! I found the Fasching episode interesting because not all of us are big fans of it. There a…"

By bethegg on Feb. 26, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Great Perspective on Germany

"I’ve been a fan of this podcast for a few months now, and it’s only getting better as Shaun settles into a unique style and direction. He’s got a g…"

By _Iceboy_ on Feb. 24, 2020 via Apple Podcasts

Lots of practical advices

"Very lively podcast with a whole bunch of stories and practical advices. Way to go Shaun!"

By Timothep on Aug. 7, 2019 via Apple Podcasts

Story-sharing in a fun way!

"So many different stories of people with diverse backgrounds end up discovering the joys (and sometimes woes) of living in Germany. Thanks to Shaun …"

By Mariluzb on July 31, 2019 via Apple Podcasts

From a Germans perspective:

"This podcast lets me appreciate my home country more and more. Shaun does a great job as a host, has a good voice, and I like his eyes."

By swayzeTV on July 2, 2019 via Apple Podcasts

Funny, relaxed and informative

"Love this podcast. Gives a good overview and tips. Shaun is a super Host and very likeable. Will be waiting and listening out for the next episod…"

By AOGGY11 on June 19, 2019 via Apple Podcasts


"Great Podcast, very entertaining and funny host! 👍"

By BeatK. on June 7, 2019 via Apple Podcasts