Germany Related Articles and Travel Guides

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WaWi in Munich, the Beer Garden for a real Brotzeit

WaWi in Munich, the Beer Garden for a real Brotzeit
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Munich in Bavaria has the reputation to be the city of beer and breweries. Combined with the typical Bavarian live style it comes to no surprise that beer gardens for every ones taste can be found, with some of them looking back to a long history. South… [ + ] More Details

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Wetzlar Christmas Market

Wetzlar Christmas Market
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One of the newer Christmas markets in Germany is the one that takes place in Wetzlar. Between November 29 and December 27, 2013, the sixth annual Wetzlar Christmas market will take place on the Schillerplatz. Here artisans will demonstrate their skills… [ + ] More Details

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Wewelsburg Castle

Wewelsburg Castle
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In the realm of the arcane and bizarre, Wewelsburg Castle counts as one of the more unusual sites associated with Nazi mysticism and ideology. This triangular-shaped, Renaissance castle in North Rhine Westfalia was built between 1603 and 1609 as a residence… [ + ] More Details

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What makes the Dinkelsbuehl Christmas Market special?

What makes the Dinkelsbuehl Christmas Market special?
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Dinkelsbuehl is a city in Bavaria, Germany, located on the Romantic Road. The Romantic Road is historically a medieval trade route from Franconia in central Germany to the German Alps. Now the route is a popular scenic drive. One of the best seasons… [ + ] More Details

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Where to Find the Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Where to Find the Best Christmas Markets in Europe
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If you are yearning for all things festive then take a look at our guide to some of the best European Christmas markets. Europe has a wide range of Christmas markets so whether you are hankering after the ultimate Christmas tree topper or have just developed… [ + ] More Details

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Where to Ski and Stay in the Bavarian Alps

Where to Ski and Stay in the Bavarian Alps
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Located in southern Bavaria near the Austria border, Berchetesgaden is home to Germany's third-largest mountain, Mount Watzmann. Watzmann-Ostwand, the highest face in the Eastern Alps, is a favored destination among rock climbers and is situated along… [ + ] More Details

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Whoop it up at the Carnival in Cologne

Every year for about two weeks in February the whole city of Cologne turns into a mad house — in the best sense of the word. [ + ] More Details

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Why September is a good month to visit Germany

Why September is a good month to visit Germany
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Yet the Fall season has lots to offer in Germany: Oftentimes the late Summers can be warm and golden with vineyards ready to harvest their grapes. Winefests, Oktoberfest and other smaller villagefests are everywhere during this time of year. [ + ] More Details

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Why Stay in a Vacation Rental during your Germany Vacation?

Why Stay in a Vacation Rental during your Germany Vacation?
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Did you know there are cheaper options for accommodations than even the lowest prices for hotels on travel websites? You can save anywhere from 20 to 80 percent on your accommodations if you book a vacation rental instead of a hotel, and all for the… [ + ] More Details

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Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt

Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt
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Wiesbaden, the capital city of Hessen, is always worth a visit, but especially in December when the Sternschuppenmarkt in Wiesbaden is in full swing. Between November 26 and December 23, 2013, the market will bring a glittering, holiday flair to the… [ + ] More Details

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