A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Or in my case a little German. Twice so far on this trip I have pulled out one of my German phrases only to apparently convince whoever I'm talking to that I can actually speak the language. One time this happened we'd actually started the conversation in English and the phrase I used was only one word (in German at least!)
I left Dortmund a couple of hours before kick-off and am now in Braunschweig for a little less than a day.
I drank a huge beer and ordered some schnitzel to celebrate.