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Würzburg: Mozart Festival in the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Residenz" (Residence) © Oliver Lang

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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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24.09.2012

So, why don't you know more about Augsburg?


Augsburg is such a major part of European and world history for so many reasons, it is hard to believe so few people have ever heard of it. Especially considering it is so darn close to a place every ...

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23.09.2012

Augsburg's $1 Rent Controlled Apartments


Did I just say ONE DOLLAR apartments?  Oh yes, I did. It's actually about one Euro, which translates to a little less than a dollar. And that is really what residents in the Fuggerei pay ...

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22.09.2012

Augsburg: Great Beer Began Here


As you've seen while I've been touring the Historic Highlights of Germany cities, understanding the cities often means more than just visiting its buildings. It's also about understanding its ...

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21.09.2012

It's time to talk BEER!


So, the weekend of Oktoberfest is nearly upon us, and I have something very important to tell you.Munich is not the only place to drink beer in Germany! There's beer all over Germany, but the ...

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20.09.2012

Paying attention to the many treasures in Mainz


Part of my time in Mainz, I traveled around by bicycle. I'm really glad I did, as it was a fun way to get around while also getting off of the main pedestrian paths to see even more of what makes this ...

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20.09.2012

Here a Weinhaus, there a Weinhaus, everywhere a Weinhaus!


Just as there are vineyards everywhere around Mainz, there really is many a Weinhaus (or Weinstuben) too.After all, Mainz is in the Rheinhessen.  So, when in Rheinhessen, you must drink wine. ...

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19.09.2012

Soaking up the Atmosphere in Germany's Largest Wine Growing Region


So by now, you know that I absolutely love wine. I've mentioned it in many other Historic Highlights of Germany cities already...Well, while a person could perhaps get away without drinking wine in ...

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18.09.2012

World's Happiest Fungus?


That caught your attention, didn't it? As it did mine. So, what does it take to keep it so happy? It just so happens to be lots and lots of wine. And where on earth is this giddy fungus? Well, in the ...

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17.09.2012

Gee, where would we be without Gutenberg?


Around 500 years ago, one man had an idea. He thought the printing process of the time was rather inefficient. Why copy out entire pages by hand? Why carve entire lines or pages all on a single ...

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17.09.2012

Mainz: City of Surprises


When you think of Frankfurt, what images draw to mind? Skyscrapers? Masses of people? The airport? Generic urban sprawl? At first, without knowing any better, one might think the same of ...

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16.09.2012

Freiburg is a Free Market Town


You should know that Freiburg directly translates to mean "free town," as it was founded in 1120 to be a free market town. Even today, in Münsterplatz square, the town hosts a market every day ...

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16.09.2012

Frolicking through Freiburg and The Black Forest


Freiburg is one of those towns that you just need to leisurely stroll though to get a real feel for the people and pace of life there. So, that's exactly what I did. It has been said many times, ...

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15.09.2012

Freiburg: Germany's Green Capital


As I strolled out of my hotel, The Park Hotel Post, I noticed a peculiar vehicle parked across the street. It was so tiny, the car looked like a baby sibling to the Smart Car. It was teeny one-seater ...

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14.09.2012

Buzzing Around Freiburg in a Teeny Electric Car!


Despite having various sites of great historical significance, Freiburg has also become known as Germany's greenest city. During my short time there, I definitely noticed evidence of this all ...

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14.09.2012

Heidelberg's Quirkier Side


I especially enjoyed my visit to Heidelberg because it has some fantastically different traditions. This isn't your usual romantic town!  Its fun places and traditions:  A Bridge Monkey, A ...

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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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