Frankfurt Beach Gym
Living

Surf’s Up at new Frankfurt Beach Gym

A new sports center in Frankfurt is offering its members a rather unique alternative to the usual workout zone – a “Beach Gym”. Filled with 3 tonnes of washed sand, the indoor “Strandraum” at TG Bornheim is offering fitness classes with a twist. With large posters featuring beach motifs on …

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driving in Germany
Talking German

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen? Driving in Germany

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen or “speed limits” have been a controversial topic for years in Germany. While there are speed limits on sections of the German motorway system, on about 60% of the autobahn network drivers can, in theory at least, go as fast as they like. Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzungen is one of those German words that …

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German wine queen
Food & Drink

Germany Crowns 27-year-old Marketing Manager as Face of Wine Industry

Germany has picked the new face of its wine industry, crowning Katharina Staab, 27, from the south-west state of Rhineland-Palatinate as this year’s German Wine Queen. The 70-member jury chose Katharina over five other contestants on Friday night, in a competition involving quizzes over their knowledge of wine, their ability …

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Places

The Crown of Schönbuch

The Schönbuchturm or “beacon tower” located near Herrenberg is a new 30 metre high architectural attraction made of wood and steel ropes. The Schönbuch is the oldest natural park in Germany’s Herrenberg region (located within Baden-Württemberg), but so far without a tower or a viewing platform for visitors to enjoy the surrounding …

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Germany camper van
Living

Iconic Volkswagen Camper Is Back – And It’s Green

Volkswagen has announced plans to bring back its iconic camper – but not quite how you’d imagine. The VW camper bus. You’ve got to be hiding under a rock if you don’t have an instant mental image when you hear those words. Commonly referred to as the Volkswagen Type 2, …

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Hamburg tram
Living

Miniature Tram Network in Hamburg is a Treat for Rail Enthusiasts

Hamburg maybe home to Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway exhibition, but there is another attraction in the city that can proudly claim to be truly “mini”. If you didn’t know it was there, it would be easy to drive straight past the sleepy little German house nestled in …

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