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May 7, 2008 07:35 PM

How come there is no board for Germany?

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

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

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    1. re: USNA72

      Then they have never been to Germany!

    2. 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.

      1. 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

          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

            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

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

            1. re: The Chowhound Team

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

              1. re: linguafood

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

                1. re: Will5352

                  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

                    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


                      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

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