Albert deler hans observationer om hans første køretur til Tyskland.
Albert shares his observations about his first road trip to Germany.
Alberts observation 1. Vi kan køre til Tyskland og tilbage hjem i kortere tid end en ensrettet tur til MoMos hus i sydøst Texas! (Selv om savner jeg vores pause hos Starbucks i Huntsville Texas!)
Albert´s observation #1. We can drive to Germany and back again in a shorter time that it took us to drive to MoMos house in southeast Texas! (Although I do miss our pitstops at the Starbucks in Huntsville Texas!)
Alberts observation 2. MANGE danskerne kører til den tysk grænse kun at købe billige øl, vin og sodavand!
Albert´s observation #2. MANY Danes drive to the German border just to buy cheap beer, wine and soda!
Alberts observation 3. De små biler at danskerne kører kan holde MEGET øl!!!
Albert´s observation #3. The little cars that Danes drive can hold A LOT OF beer!
Alberts observation 4. Danskerne som har ikke biler kommer til grænse med bussen! Og du kan have MEGET ØL under busen!
Albert´s observation #4. Danes who don´t have cars come to the border by bus! And you can fit A LOT OF BEER under the bus!
Alberts observation 5. Mor sagde at vi kørte til Tyskland i lørdags for at se en slot, men jeg synes at vi kom for øllet!
Albert´s observation #5. Mom said we drove to Germany on Saturday to see a castle, but I think we came for the beer!
Oh my gosh that's a lot of beer!!! This is funny, it's like the Norwegians who drive to Sweden for cheap everything...do you really save a lot driving to Germany? Are the border towns in Germany interesting at all for anything else then cheap stuff??? I love Albert by the way...what a cutie..
And i Thought I bought a lot of beer.... wow...
It's funny how Norwegians drive to Sweden for cheap border shopping; Swedes drive to Denmark for cheap beer and liquor; and Danes drive to Germany for cheap beer and liquor.
What's funny is that I think the cost of the gas it takes to get you to Germany probably off-sets any money you may have saved on beer. And you can't recycle the cans for cash. My husband and I spent a great deal of time in the aisle at one such store trying to figure out if we were saving money or not. The conclusion: we aren't good at math.
I go to Germany to get my Red Bull. It's not sold in Denmark and I have to have it from time to time. While there, we buy a lot of beer, just in case it's cheaper. I mean, driving to Germany for three flats of Red Bull is crazy. But driving to Germany for three flats of Red Bull and six cases of Tuborg and six cases of Carlsberg and three bottles of whiskey and three vodka and ... wow, I sound like an alcoholic! But it got us through a wedding and looks like it will last through several anniversaries.
LOL. Mads certainly is all stocked up on beer! So did you make it to the castle or did the shopping take up the whole time?
OK the beer is cheap, but is it good?
I hope the Civic has good tires that will hold up with all that beer in the trunk!
I'd drive to the German border just for the good looking German men...oh wait, you have those too in Denmark...well, one never can have too much variety :D
Lisa- yes, it is GREAT...just like we bought it here. We only drink Danish brands and that is what they have. Remember in DK, we pay 25% sales tax on EVERYTHING! Plus we pay PANT on all beer...which means you pay a fee for every bottle and every crate when you buy a case.
For example... you can buy a case of cans of Carlsberg here for about 99dkk on an average day. In Germany, we get 3 cases for 150dkk... I don´t do math, but I am pretty sure we are the winners! LOL
Plus you can buy other things there that are sO high in DK....like nuts! Almonds, walnuts, etc... I buy huge bags like you would get at SAMs and keep them in the freezer so they are fresh!
That should keep you guys in beer for a month or so!
Albert is a very observant dog! Has he got a pets passport then so that he can go over the border?
Hey Kelli! Aren't the runs to the border fun? We go about once a month, but it's also much closer for us. Do you have a favorite store? We're creatures of habit and always go to Citti Park for international foods and Ploetz (or something like that...the crazy circus looking store on the border).
While there's 25% VAT in Denmark, in Germnay you pay 19% VAT, so that's not what makes up most of the big price difference. (There is a reduced rate of 7% that relates mainly to food and agricultural products).
At least you get the fee back when you deliver back the empty cans and bottles bought in Denmark.
Jesus Tapdancing Christ, that is a LOT of beer.
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