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Our Travel Blog definitely provides ideas and inspiration to the travelers. Celebrities, extraordinary hotels, local traditions and Germany's modern lifestyle - history, fairytale and the present are combined here. A travel blog that moves deliberately away from the most famous German cities and reveals what has remained hidden for many travelers until now: gems with an impressive cultural heritage and residents who love the connection between past and present, preserve it and develop it further according to present-day needs.

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28.11.2013

The Importance of Wandering Off the Beaten Track


Every new town or city I visit, I make a point of allowing myself time to wander.For me, wandering is essential. When I truly let myself wander, I have enough freedom to truly experience the ...

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13.11.2013

Musing about Münster's Innovative Art


Münster, as many who have heard of it know, beyond being a significant Hanseatic city, is a highly innovative city. Considering that almost 50,000 of its roughly 300,000 inhabitants are students, it ...

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03.11.2013

Cathedral Inspiration


I was speaking with a friend the other day when she asked me what most inspires me in cities I visit. While it is difficult to limit my inspiration to simply one situation, I explained that I love ...

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18.10.2013

GO GREEN IN FREIBURG


You may not have heard much about Freiburg, but you have surely heard about the fabled Black Forest. Well, Freiburg just so happens to be the capital of the Black Forest. And, quite fittingly, it ...

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10.10.2013

How Much Do You Know About German Wine?


As I've made quite apparent in previous posts, I love all things wine. So, while some might think that such a wine lover would gravitate toward France, Italy or Spain to find her happy place, the ...

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03.10.2013

How to Celebrate Germany's National Day


October 3 is officially Germany's National Day. In Germany, it is formally called Reunification Day as it is essentially a day to celebrate the coming together of Germany's two sides after the fall of ...

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30.11.2012

Germany's Christmas Traditions


Germany is where the Christmas Market tradition began hundreds of years ago.So, there's nothing quite like visiting a Christmas market in Germany. A market anywhere else is just a really good ...

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20.10.2012

Reminiscing Germany's Highlights


All the viral Facebook posts out that prompt us to fill in the blank inspired me to sum up my German travel memories by making my own fill in the blank... for every one of the 13 Historic Highlights ...

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07.10.2012

World Champion BEER Sommelier


World Champion BEER Sommelier? Yep, there is such a thing. And, of course, he's German and lives in Germany, in Augsburg actually (just outside of Munich). During my tour of Augsburg, I met and ...

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01.10.2012

We're Cooking up a Contest!


So, sadly, my official tour of the 13 Historic Highlights of Germany cities has come to an end...But there are still many chances for you, our faithful readers and followers, to get in on some ...

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30.09.2012

My Koblenz Souvenir!


Here's a glimpse of what I picked up in Koblenz as a souvenir. What better sums up Koblenz than the Schaengel and the German Corner? So, of course, I had to find something to remind me of ...

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29.09.2012

Germany's latest garden fashion


Koblenz, the city where the Mosel and Rhine meets, has undergone a major face-lift over the last 5 years. It has changed so dramatically, in fact, that many people would not recognize it today. And ...

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28.09.2012

Think like a Koblenzer: Why be predictable when you can keep surprising people!


Stand in front of the famous Koblenz "Schängelgrunnen" (that fountain in the courtyard of the town hall), and a stream of water might just take you by surprise. You've just been playfully ...

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27.09.2012

Would you like to be a Schaengel?


A naughty little boy as a town symbol?Yep, and only in Koblenz. You'll see these schaengels all over Koblenz, and it has become a proud part of the Koblenz identity. There's a really great ...

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25.09.2012

In Augsburg, all that glitters is gold


I went on and on in the last post about some of the great buildings in Augsburg, and yet I don't feel it did Augsburg justice. So, I wanted to emphasize it once again with a separate ...

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/assetimage_2918_118w159.jpgOn our rail- or self drive "Dream Routes", you can discover reminders of our great heritage - such as palaces, castles and fortresses - by walking in the footsteps of famous historical figures and taking a stroll around charming old quarters. Experience the buzz of modern life in historical surroundings and treat yourself to local specialties.

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