About Aaron Jaffe

Aaron Jaffe — traveler, seeker, bow-tie wearer, prepossessing photo taker and explorer of the odd corners of the world. Aaron, a suburban Philadelphia native, studies PR with German and Entrepreneurship. He attends Millersville University in the amish-lived area of Lancaster (lang-kiss-ter), Pennsylvania. He is fond of finding the local treasures in the world to learn more about the people. Aaron loves sitting and people watching while letting the time run by in a beautiful city or just sitting on a grassy hillside pondering about the world. He’ll be traveling to Germany this Spring semester to intern at the University of Münster then going on adventures through western Europe. His motto: “Adventure is out there!”
23 03, 2016
  • Stolpersteins are small, cobblestone-sized memorials for individual victims of Nazism. Dinkelsbühl, Germany

Just look down: the memorial you may never see in Europe

If you ever take the time to look down at the ground, which, if you are like any of others in the Millennial Generation, than you are already looking down at your phone. However, if you take time to look past the latest video of kittens on Facebook, you will see one of the largest and possibly underappreciated art projects in Europe. Stolperstein at Salzstraße 2, Münster The ‘Stolperstein’ is a [...]

16 02, 2016
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Celebrating Cologne Karneval like a local

Karneval – also known as Mardi Gras in the U.S. is celebrated around the world in different fashions through the different cultures it is celebrated by. In Europe, the biggest Karneval celebration happens in Cologne, Germany – located in the north-east just one-hour from the Netherlands and France. The city gets taken over by the people celebrating throughout the streets. I was fortunate enough to celebrate the festivities with some Kölners (locals of [...]

9 01, 2016
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Discovering German Beer Culture

One of the strongest stereotypes about the German people is their love for beer. This stereotype is often proven true. Every city has their own specialty when it comes to their beer – Cologne has Kölsch, Berlin has Berliner and Munich has many, including Löwenbräu and Hofbräuhaus. In most of these cities, the local beer is the only one you will find in pubs. Though there are different variations on the local beer, [...]

26 12, 2015
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Navigating the Köln Weihnachtsmarkt

The Köln Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) – a place for Glühwein, a pint of beer (especially in the uncommonly warm weather for December) and eating good food. It has all the feelings of Christmas with freshly baked pastries, good music and little shops designed like you would see in a small German village in the Alpine mountains. However, for a novice in the way of navigating the Weihnachtsmarkt there were a few things I [...]

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