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Visiting Germany

Germany is no longer divided into East and West, but it’s often seen in terms of north and south. Oktoberfest, Munich, Bavaria, and Neuschwanstein offer tastes of the traditional south. In the north, Berlin reveals a glimpse of its torn past with Checkpoint Charlie and remnants of the Wall. Germany is no longer divided into East and West, but it’s often seen in terms of north and south. Oktoberfest, Munich, Bavaria, and Neuschwanstein offer tastes of the traditional south. In the north, Berlin reveals a glimpse of its torn past with Checkpoint Charlie and remnants of the Wall.    Close

Stories and Tips Germany

In - Out - Fly it all about

Written by koshkha on 01 Jun, 2013

Bremen airport is what I call a 30 minute airport by which I mean it’s entirely feasible to turn up 30 minutes before a flight when you are departing and most typical to be out of the place in well under 30 minutes even if…Read More


Bautzen

Written by proxam2 on 09 Aug, 2012

We were staying at a hotel just outside Dresden, 30 minutes or so along the autobahn from Bautzen. We had arrived there late afternoon, and after a quick shower decided to nip along the road to see what all the fuss was about.As with most…Read More


Goerlitz

Written by proxam2 on 09 Aug, 2012

Göerlitz is the main centre of Lower Silesian Upper Lusatia, or, to the less geographically motivated among you, it lies slap-bang on the border between Germany and Poland, just an inch or so north of the border with the Czech Republic (that'll be on a…Read More


Eisenach

Written by proxam2 on 09 Aug, 2012

This wasn't the first time I'd been to Eisenach you know. Not a bit of it. I'd stopped there on route to Poland a couple of years ago. However, on that occasion, I didn't do much more than sink a couple of beers and get…Read More


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The Queen of Hansa

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 20 Jul, 2012

The Hanseatic League, also known by its Latin name Liga Hanseatica, or simply as Hansa or Hanse in the Germanic dialects of the low countries, was an association of merchant cities and trading guilds that run, and more or less dominated, the trade, particularly the…Read More


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A Rat-Infested Town in Germany

Written by proxam2 on 11 Jul, 2012

I would imagine that everybody's heard of Hamelin, or to give it its more correct, German spelling, Hameln. At least, I should think everyone's familiar with the legend of The Pied Piper of Hameln. Just in case you're not, here's a brief summary:The story goes,…Read More


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Hannover, Germany

Written by MALUSE on 10 Jul, 2012

On a trip to the north of German I made a stopover in Hannover. I arrived mid-morning, left my luggage in a locker and went out onto the Ernst-August-Platz (Platz = square) in front of the Central Station with the enormous statue of King…Read More


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Göppingen, Germany

Written by MALUSE on 05 Jun, 2012

Our nicest Christmas present was a parcel from England containing a self-made book, half diary, half photo album. It came from a family in St. Ives, Cornwall, Brian and Pam Baker and their 13-year-old twins Nick and Debbie we had met and befriended last summer…Read More


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Christmas Eve & Day in Munich

Written by ch2001 on 08 Apr, 2012

Every blog, discussion board and book I read said all the restaurants and attractions were closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Munich. We nearly altered our plans because so many reviews said Munich was a ghost town these two days - I'm glad we…Read More


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Germany's Panama

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 03 Apr, 2012

The Kiel Canal, or as the Germans would have it, Nord - Ostsee (North - Baltic) Kanal is one of the busiest artificial waterways in the world, saving the craft that use it about 450km of sailing around the Jutland peninsula, including the dangerous waters…Read More


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