The German language contains two words for ‘home’.
‘Zuhause’ is the place where one lives and goes ‘home’ to, a warm, sheltered place of comfort and peace. ‘Heimat’ does not ­necessarily refer to a physical place but the yearning for a deep-rooted feeling of ­connection and trust. It is a feeling that relates to the familiar landscape of an area, to ones family or to a special person, sound or smell and is evoked by memories and nostalgia.
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