Germany Related Articles and Travel Guides

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A Food Guide to German Christmas Markets

A Food Guide to German Christmas Markets
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In early December the famous German Christmas markets take over town squares all over the country. The markets are a great opportunity to try some classic German specialities, like Stollen, Lebkuchen, and Bratwurst. [ + ] More Details

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A Gift Guide to German Christmas Markets

A Gift Guide to German Christmas Markets
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Stumped for Christmas gift ideas, or simply looking for a nice souvenir to bring home from Germany? Then the Christmas markets are the place to go. [ + ] More Details

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A guide to German beer and wine festivals

A guide to German beer and wine festivals
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Thanks to the International juggernaut of a beer festival that is Oktoberfest, Germany is well known for its beers. However, Oktoberfest and Munich are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to drinking in Germany. There are a whole host of festivals,… [ + ] More Details

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A Journey From South Tyrol To Germany

A Journey From South Tyrol To Germany
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It is only a three hour driving difference and only 275 kilometers from Munich that crosses Bolzano, Innsbruck and Rosenheim, Also the route to the North German shore of Lake Constance through the Austrian Bregenz is only 320 kilometers. Even the 440-mile… [ + ] More Details

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A medieval Fortress in Koblenz

A medieval Fortress in Koblenz
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Festung Ehrenbreitstein is a fortress on the same-named mountain on the right side of the Rhine, opposite the town of Koblenz in the Rhineland-Palatinate. It sits 118 meters above the Rhine river and is currently one of the best preserved fortresses… [ + ] More Details

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A Paradise for Car Lovers – The Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg

A Paradise for Car Lovers – The Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg
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The town Wolfsburg in Lower Saxony may not be on top of the list for people, who consider spending a holiday in Germany, but it certainly is an insider tip for car lovers. Since 1938 Wolfsburg has been the home of the Volkswagen headquarters and meanwhile… [ + ] More Details

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A Special Germany Vacation: Driving on the Autobahn

A Special Germany Vacation: Driving on the Autobahn
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One of our vacation apartment partners, Jörg Freiwald, has put together an interesting vacation package. When you rent the vacation apartment #2515 or #3038, you can book the “autobahn package” at the same time... [ + ] More Details

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A Taste of Mexico in Berlin

A Taste of Mexico in Berlin
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When Maria Bonita opened in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district in August, the rundown, eight-barstool restaurant created a sensation. In a city where seeded rolls accompany ketchup-based salsa, and burritos are doused in mayonnaise, Maria Bonita was… [ + ] More Details

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A Tour Through Germany - Interesting Destinations For Tourists From The United States

A Tour Through Germany - Interesting Destinations For Tourists From The United States
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Guest in Germany: When Americans travel to Europe, it is more than just a trip to another continent. A journey to Germany is also a journey to another culture. After all, in contrast to the United States, good old Europe is full of historic places to… [ + ] More Details

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A view into the Hesse's Past: Hessenpark

A view into the Hesse's Past: Hessenpark
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The Open-Air Museum Hessenpark is a reflection of rural Hesse's of the past. Over 100 buildings - a complete range of farmsteads to day laborer houses - have been reconstructed on 160 acres. As you walk through the Open-Air-Museum you are guided through… [ + ] More Details

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