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Dirndl Do or Dirndl Don’t? How to Dress for Oktoberfest

For many, Germany’s world-famous beer festival, the Oktoberfest, is not just about enjoying the amber ale – it is also a great excuse to wear an outlandish costume. Whether you attend the actual event in Munich or partake in themed festivities elsewhere, you will likely see people dressed in Austro-Bavarian …

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Checkpoint Charlie: A Tourist Trap That Still Divides Berlin

A trip to Berlin without seeing Checkpoint Charlie is unthinkable for most tourists. However, the area around the checkpoint, a symbol of German division, has become more focused on catering to tourists than properly remembering the Cold War and its effects on the country. Checkpoint Charlie, a symbol of German …

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German Pensioner Completes Cardboard City after 65 Years

A 78-year-old German man has completed a city made of cardboard that he began building over six decades ago, he told dpa on Friday. According to news agency dpa, Karl Sperber, a pensioner in the Bavarian town of Burgebrach, said he had completed an entire cardboard metropolis stretching across 40 …

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US Celebrates Germany Year Under the Motto ‘Wunderbar Together’

Starting on the German national holiday of October 3, or German Unity Day, the event whose name features the German word for wonderful is expected to feature more than 1,000 events across the US, making it the largest cultural year of its kind. The initiatives and projects taking part in …

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Germany’s Coast?

Germany’s Baltic Sea (Ostsee) and North Sea (Nordsee) coasts maybe home to gorgeous beaches and some of the finest sand in Europe, but do you know your Sylt from your Rügen, and where do Germans prefer to spend their free time? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.  

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German Racers Compete for Glory on Toy Cars

No engine? No problem! Men well into their 60s were among those hurtling past crowds at 90 kilometres (74 miles) an hour on bobby cars at the recent bobby car races in Germany, where there was one unbreakable rule: no engines allowed. Their racing vehicles may be tiny and engineless, …

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