Hamburg tram
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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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Germany beachfront bed
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Rent a Beachfront Bed for the Ultimate Seaview

Visitors to Germany’s North Sea and Baltic Sea resorts have long been intrigued by the sight of small boxy shelters dotting the beaches. A new design offers visitors a chance to literally sleep under the stars – the beachfront bed. They usually have a wicker basket main frame, a roof …

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Outdoor School Lessons – Learning in Nature’s Classroom

A growing number of Germans are sending their children to schools where they spend their days outside, learning in Nature’s classroom. A group of primary school children from the town of Niederahr in western Germany are marching two-by-two through a forest, singing happily as they go. Every Wednesday, these children …

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Mannheim bicycle festival
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German city celebrates 200th anniversary of the bicycle

A two-day street festival in Mannheim celebrates 200 years since the ever-popular bicycle was first invented in the south-western German city. A number of stalls were set up to provide information as street musicians and performance artists enlivened the scene. At the historic city’s Water Tower landmark new bicycle models were …

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Locomore German train
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End Of The Line For Locomore?

Frankfurt to Berlin for only 22 Euros – green electricity, fair trade coffee and themed areas. Locomore wanted to be an alternative to Germany’s main train operator Deutsche Bahn. After just five months though, the company has decided to call it a day. With a “sad heart”, independent train operator …

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hiking in Germany
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Beat the Berg – Remember to Stretch When Hiking in Germany

After a long day’s hiking in Germany, many people turn to creams to help their muscles recover – but that is not always the best idea, experts say. The effects of the so-called “active” substances in these creams have not been proven, says Christine Merkel, a spokeswoman for the Deutscher …

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