Tag Archives: Germany travel

My visit to Munich’s Oktoberfest

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

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Nefertiti in Berlin now thru April 2013

From France 24. Berlin celebrates centenary of discovery of Nefertiti bust.

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Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich – coming soon

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

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Are you a Morgenmuffel?

From Deutsche Welle’s ongoing feature of weird German words. There are days when I could qualify as a morgenmuffel. How about you?

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More travel tips for Germany

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.

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Travel ideas if you’re thinking of Germany

From Deutsche Welle… Visit Potsdam What to see in the Upper Rhine Valley.

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UNESCO World Heritage news

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

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A look at Leipzig’s Museum of Musical Instruments

From Deutsche Welle. Musical instruments in a Leipzig museum may not be familiar if they’re no longer in use.

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documenta art fair open in Germany

From Deutsche Welle. Kassel’s every-five-years contemporary art fair opens for 100 days.

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Napoleon’s English letter goes to auction; a look at Berlin’s Museum Island

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

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Old and new on display in Germany

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.

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Art exhibition in Dresden for Raphael’s Madonna

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.

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More pub and beer news – a new category for TravelMagpie

Beer and wellies at the Muddy Duck. From Oxford Mail. From Deutsche Welle. Berliners are coming back to beer.

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Should graffiti be preserved? Leipzig is wrestling with the answer

Leipzig’s view of graffiti as art. From Deutsche Welle.

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Seeing the Cotswolds without a car and a new Rolling Stones museum

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.

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Spring events in Netherlands and Germany

From Dutch News. Upcoming events in Netherlands for festivals, exhibits, concerts and more. From Deutsche Welle. May’s calendar of events in Germany.

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Another nifty German word – Klinkenputzen

A German word that’s almost as cute as schmutzfink! Courtesy of Deutsche Welle.

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roundup of European news for early April

From Deutsche Welle – what’s up with Berlin and bears? From London Independent – 48 hours in Trier, Germany or how about Milan?

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a look at the last (4) of Berlin’s food halls

From Deutsche Welle – Berliners love their food halls (Markthallen) but, of the original 14, only 4 are still around.  

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Danube ice is breaking up, captain!

Icy temps that froze the Danube river have faded and the ice is melting and making a mess. From Deutsche Welle

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more Dresden photos

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

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a Day Trip to Dresden’s Christmas Market

German towns know how to put together a Christmas market. After visiting holiday markets in Copenhagen and Prague in December, I went to Dresden’s, just a two hour bus ride from Prague. Of the three cities, I think I liked … Continue reading

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