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Tag Archives: Germany travel
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’s ongoing feature of weird German words. There are days when I could qualify as a morgenmuffel. How about you?
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.
From Deutsche Welle – what’s up with Berlin and bears? From London Independent – 48 hours in Trier, Germany or how about Milan?
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
Dresden is more than just Christmas markets, even in December. Here are some of the sights away from the bratwurst and Gluhwein that intrigued me… Buildings and statues … Continue reading