German art dispenser
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Stuttgart’s Smallest Gallery – German Art From Chewing Gum Machines

Have one euro to spare? You could be the proud owner of a mini masterpiece courtesy of Stuttgart’s first art dispenser. German streetscapes are dotted with defunct chewing-gum vending machines. Often bright red or pink in colour, with contents that usually look less than appetizing, they are a relic from a by-gone era when …

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Alpine mountain huts
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New Online Booking System for Alpine Mountain Huts

Alpine Mountain Huts Now Available To Book Anytime, Day or Night. Berlin (dpa) – Hikers will be happy to know that booking mountain huts in the German Alps has just been made a whole lot simpler. An online system pioneered in Swiss Alpine clubs has now been extended to close …

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Traditional German Costumes – Trachten Fashion

To the untrained eye, traditional German costumes seem to be unchanged from their centuries-old versions, but their cuts and colours can evolve just like any other fashion trend. Take those German folk dresses which will be in the news soon when the Germans set up giant tents, lay out long wooden benches …

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lederhosen world record
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German Folk Festival Breaks Record for Dirndl and Lederhosen

German town makes it into the Guinness book of records. The Bavarian town of Beilngries has broken the record for the number of people appearing dressed in traditional costume, with 3,414 people turning up in dirndl and lederhosen for the Trachtenweltrekord attempt at the town’s recent folk festival. The previous record …

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Bees United – German Soccer Club In The Honey

A game of two hives. German soccer club St Pauli have come up with a novel way to raise awareness of the world’s dwindling bee population. German second tier side St Pauli are hoping to generate a buzz in the bid to help the planet’s declining bee population by selling honey produced …

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An Advertising Column for Düsseldorf’s Newest Sculpture

What is the story behind those realistic sculptures on Düsseldorf’s advertising columns? Christoph Pöggeler, the artist behind the”Säulenheiligen” or sculptures of everyday people living and working in the city, recently introduced his tenth statue onto the Düsseldorf skyline. Advertising pillars form the base for these special sculptures that Pöggeler has now …

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