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Category Archives: Germany travel
While I try to sort out all the fotos and stories from my summer trip, I figured I’d post something slightly out of the ordinary from my usual stuff… these are the views from some of the rooms I called … Continue reading
In many ways, summer is possibly my least favorite season. Sure, there is no snow to shovel and late sunsets mean more time to be out and about. But, especially in terms of travel, summer is when I’m most likely … Continue reading
From France 24. The craft beer trend so well-established in the US has come to Germany. This could require some essential on-site research in the near future!
From Deutsche Welle. There’s a possibility that foreign cars will be singled out to pay tolls on German roads by 2015. I assume rental cars will get caught in that net, but we’ll have to wait and see. I don’t … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. The Napoleonic Battle of Leipzig, aka the Battle of Nations, was fought again 200 years after the first go-round. It was the bloodiest battle prior to WWI, with almost one-sixth of those fighting being killed. Although this battle … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. Oktoberfest 2013 has officially opened with the tapping of the first keg. Prost!
From Deutsche Welle. The EU is expanding air passenger rights when delayed and flying on European carriers. Interesting that this comes at time when snow is wreaking such havoc at Frankfurt airport. More communication, food and water, as well as … Continue reading
From London Independent. A review of some of the most fun bars in Dusseldorf, Germany.
From Deutsche Welle. An interactive map of Germany’s 37 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Just in case you were looking for an excuse to visit Germany sometime soon. I’ve only been to one, Cologne Cathedral and, oddly, it’s also the only … Continue reading
Like many people, I’ve wanted to visit Oktoberfest for a long time. This year I got my chance. After arriving in Salzburg, Austria at 5am on the night train from Slovenia, I shoved my luggage into a locker, bought a … Continue reading
From France 24. Berlin celebrates centenary of discovery of Nefertiti bust.
Uh-oh! While researching trains between Croatia and Germany, I came across the Munich Oktoberfest website. The dates overlap the days when I hope to be in Germany. This could turn out to be a dangerous trip for some unexpected reasons! Time … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle… Tips for getting around Germany trains, planes, cars and bikes Favorite foods, tips on tipping and other customs German holidays Social p’s and q’s, recycling, etc.
From Deutsche Welle… Visit Potsdam What to see in the Upper Rhine Valley.
The following are all from Deutsche Welle newsmail. There are 936 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. At the annual UNESCO conference in St Petersburg, Russia, there are 33 new applications. The designation is not permanent, however; it can … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. Musical instruments in a Leipzig museum may not be familiar if they’re no longer in use.
From Deutsche Welle. Kassel’s every-five-years contemporary art fair opens for 100 days.
From France 24. Napoleon began learning and writing English while imprisoned on St Helena. A letter from this time has been auctioned for a honkin’ load of money. From Deutsche Welle. Berlin’s Museum Island with five top museums clustered together … Continue reading
Jewelry, mosaics, glass and sculpture abound at the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne. The Documenta art fair opens in Kassel in June and runs for 100 days.
You’ll recognize the cherubs, if nothing else. It’s 500 years since Raphael painted his Madonna and Dresden is celebrating thru August 26th. From Deutsche Welle.
Beer and wellies at the Muddy Duck. From Oxford Mail. From Deutsche Welle. Berliners are coming back to beer.
Leipzig’s view of graffiti as art. From Deutsche Welle.
A bus-train travel promotion for discovering the Cotswolds without a car. From Oxford Mail. A Rolling Stones museum opens in Germany. From France 24.
From Dutch News. Upcoming events in Netherlands for festivals, exhibits, concerts and more. From Deutsche Welle. May’s calendar of events in Germany.
Handmade and gorgeous, Bohemian crystal has been a favored choice for more than 100 years. Unlike other crystal, it uses no lead. From Prague Post. A different sort of musical choir – singing butchers in Cologne. From Deutsche Welle.
From Deutsche Welle – what’s up with Berlin and bears? From London Independent – 48 hours in Trier, Germany or how about Milan?
Mark your calendar for Beethovenfest 2012 in Bonn, Germany. From Deutsche Welle.
From Deutsche Welle – Berliners love their food halls (Markthallen) but, of the original 14, only 4 are still around.
Icy temps that froze the Danube river have faded and the ice is melting and making a mess. From Deutsche Welle