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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.






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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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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/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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