The baobab tree – one of nature’s biggest monuments

The other morning, a friend of mine who had been in Senegal for a couple of weeks came to see me. When she arrived, she said she had brought something for me, from a Senegalese market. Then, she took a piece of cloth out of her bag, unwrapped it and plaster-shaped, white lumps appeared. “This is the inside of a baobab tree’s fruit,“ she added. The word baobab somehow sounded familiar, but at that moment I couldn’t figure out where I’d heard that name before. Nevertheless, I was curious to find out more…

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Jazzing Augsburg

Our beautiful Mozart city is not only known for classic music. Did you know how many jazz musicians have been here in the last 20 years? The city provides a stage for a whole host of unique concerts, not only featuring local musicians, but also international ones.  Continue reading

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Vegan – doesn’t mean giving up pleasure

The first vegan Café in Augsburg: Delicious, cosy, friendly. “We would like to show that giving up animal products doesn’t simultaneously mean giving up pleasure and enjoyment,“ say Christina Ostermayr and Stefanie Rajkay, who have run the vegan ‘Café 13’ in Augsburg together since May 2014. As the café’s not very well known yet, I decided to introduce it to you by interviewing Christina Ostermayr, one of the founders. Continue reading

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Here’s what our readers think of eMAG

Dear eMAG readers,

How are you? How are you enjoying your spring break? As you might know, at the end of this winter semester 2014/15, we conducted a reader survey during publication week in order to collect your opinions about the magazine. We’re pleased to be able to report that the survey met with a lot of support from, and that we’re able to pass on the results today. Continue reading

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Wanted: Erasmus tutors!

An interview with Emil and Daniel from Erasmus Student Network Augsburg about the University of Augsburg’s Erasmus tutoring programme.

Are you a student at Augsburg University? Do you want to meet people from other countries? Make new friends? Help fellow students and at the same time have lots of fun? If you have answered at least two of these questions affirmatively, it would be a good idea for you to participate in the university’s Erasmus tutor programme! Learn more in an interview with Emil and Daniel from Erasmus Student Network Augsburg. Continue reading

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Tired of your daily routine? Have a break … and travel!

This time: London
University life can be very stressful. But why not escape the daily routine for a few days and visit interesting cities?! London is a great destination for German students, but it’s far too expensive, I hear you say? No, London doesn’t have to be expensive, at all. I’ll show you some simple tricks to save money on your next “study” trip to London … Continue reading

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Never kiss Napoleon in a casino on Malta! (Part 2)

Did you enjoy the random facts about European countries in the print magazine? Here are some more fun facts that you probably didn’t know before. Continue reading

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Zombie shuffle

If this was Google earth, I’d be one of the pinpoint black dots around the triangular halo. I’m not moving, I’m waiting, trying to stand still, but staggering. The night is endless. And finally the rumbling engine approaches – after a little time that can’t have been longer than few minutes but felt like hours.  Continue reading

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