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How come there is no board for Germany?

Will5352 May 7, 2008 07:35 PM

How come there is no board for Germany? It's not as if no one travels there.

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    USNA72 May 7, 2008 08:13 PM

    I'm guessing the "CHowhound" founders don't think German food really qualifies as "cuisine."

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    1. re: USNA72
      Will5352 May 29, 2008 03:45 PM

      Then they have never been to Germany!

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      polyg May 8, 2008 01:10 AM

      Maybe not enough posts about Germany that would justify a separate forum? Not enough local English speakers (especially outside Berlin) who would share their restaurant experiences? And perhaps one should only ask for it and it will be granted.

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        Sturmi May 8, 2008 01:35 AM

        Good question:
        There are MANY excellent restaurants in Germany, and many of them in quite remote places, so a board would be very helpful.

        Maybe it should be a board for Germany, Austria and Switzerland ?

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        1. re: Sturmi
          linguafood May 8, 2008 03:07 AM

          Yeah, there's been talk about this before. Supposedly, the moderators are still working on the boards, and are planning to rearrange some stuff. I'm pretty baffled Greece/Turkey has its own board, when I see a LOT more stuff on Germany -- if mostly about Berlin, Hamburg & Munich. But hey, that should be 'nuff, no?

          And Russia has its own board. I don't remember ever seeing a post on that one....

          1. re: linguafood
            Mr Taster May 12, 2008 04:37 PM

            Wow, that is a GREAT point.

            The post on the bottom of the first page of Russia's board goes back to 2006!

            Mr Taster

          2. re: Sturmi
            Will5352 May 29, 2008 03:45 PM

            Yeah, I agree. All three in one would be good.

          3. The Chowhound Team May 8, 2008 04:45 AM

            Please see this thread about new boards:



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            1. re: The Chowhound Team
              linguafood May 8, 2008 08:08 AM

              Soooo.... clearly, no new developments on that front, eh? Bummer ----

              1. re: linguafood
                Will5352 May 29, 2008 06:04 AM

                That's one suck A$$ policy decision. What a laugh - one post in Russia but no board for Germany/Austria /Switzerland.

                1. re: Will5352
                  Jacquilynne May 29, 2008 08:37 AM

                  We'd really like to revamp the international boards -- it was done very badly the first time around and the fact that there's no board covering Germany is one of the major things that are wrong. But it's part and parcel with splitting the US boards, as well, so the International stuff will get revamped at that point.

                  1. re: Jacquilynne
                    Will5352 May 29, 2008 03:51 PM

                    Well, I'm vacation in Germany again for the fourth time in the last 10 years and I'd sure like to hear form other people about possible places to eat. I couldn't care less about Russia, Turkey, Africa, or Greated Asia.

                    1. re: Jacquilynne
                      girobike Sep 13, 2008 11:57 AM


                      I really think that if you open up a board on this, you will be pleasantly surprised. I travel all over Europe regularly and the quality of food there far surpasses anything in the UK. Germany's biggest problems are language and poor marketing skills internationally.

                    2. re: Will5352
                      Bobfrmia Sep 17, 2008 07:48 PM

                      I think the Russian board was negotiated during the Regan administration as an aid to ending the cold war.

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