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Category Archives: Germany

Oberammergau: Over 300 Years of Passion in the Bavarian Alps

Oberammergau: Over 300 Years of Passion in the Bavarian Alps

Oberammergau is a sleepy Alpine village nestled in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps; with a population of just over 5,000 it can seem fairly insignificant for anyone just passing through. But once every 10 years, the village becomes one of the most visited in the state of Bavaria, welcoming around half a million tourists.… Continue Reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Where to Watch the World Cup in Europe

Team USA might not have made it to the Finals, but if you’re traveling in Europe this summer there will be no escaping the excitement around Football’s Greatest Show on Earth. Most of the Continent is mad for soccer (call it football when you’re there, please) and there will be plenty of places across many… Continue Reading

Curious Thirst Quenchers: Regional Soft Drinks from Central & Eastern Europe

Curious Thirst Quenchers

Everyone needs some refreshment when they’re exploring new cities. But often travelers find themselves reaching for the old familiars rather than trying something unusual. Now that Coca Cola is available just about everywhere, it can be harder to branch out. But one great part of traveling is getting out of your comfort zone. There’s no… Continue Reading

The 7 Most Exciting Performance Venues in Berlin

The 7 Most Exciting Performance Venues in Berlin

Berlin is the largest city in Germany and it also has a unique history. There’s more than enough to do here every day and night of the year. There are world-famous sights of course. But there’s also a variety of performance venues in Berlin with exciting events, concerts, exhibitions, and performances. Here’s my list of… Continue Reading

True Colors: Dresden’s Kunsthof Passage

True Colors: Dresden’s Kunsthof Passage

One of the most interesting places in Dresden has nothing to do with the destruction of the city during World War II, or even with the fantastic history museums and Christmas markets you’ll find here. Instead, Dresden’s Kunsthof Passage is an endearing reminder of the eternal power of art. Are you visiting Dresden on holiday? Or… Continue Reading

The Best of Cold War Berlin

The Best of Cold War Berlin

Fascinating history, great gastronomy, unique architecture and outstanding nightlife: Berlin is a city that seems to have it all. You can enjoy just about any type of vacation here, from relaxing to wild, modern to historic. Of course, the Cold War had a huge effect here, and this period remains one of the big draws for tourists today.… Continue Reading

The Best Museums in Dresden

The Best Museums in Dresden

Despite, or because of, Dresden’s almost complete destruction during World War II, it is a city that takes history seriously. Exploring the squares and strolling along the riverbanks is pleasant enough, and of course Dresden is also famous for its enchanting Christmas markets. But the best museums in Dresden are more than just a diversion, they rank among the finest in… Continue Reading

How to Discover Nazi Munich

How to Discover Nazi Munich

With its banks, factories and business centers, Munich may at first appear staid and stable. But the city has a volatile past, especially during the years when Hitler and his Nazi Party began their first violent grabs for power. From the beer halls where he gathered his supporters to the Town Hall where Goebbels inaugurated… Continue Reading

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