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The Christmas Story On A Ball

Christmas tree balls are the canvas of choice for this German artist. Louis Pfeiffer from Oldenburg in Germany has a very special relationship with the Christmas story. He has already written the Gospel of Luke more than 1,000 times – not on paper though, but on glass Christmas tree balls. …

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Could This German Toy Shop Be World’s Oldest?

Germany’s oldest toy shop, Carl Loebner in Torgau, is targeting another title. Owner Jörg Loebner (62) has applied to the “Guinness Book of Records” for recognition as the oldest toy shop in the world. The Carl Loebner toy shop in Torgau, Germany, has been owned by the same family since …

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Hamburg Airport drinking water
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Free Drinking Water for Hamburg Airport Passengers

Hamburg Airport, in cooperation with Hamburg Wasser,  is now providing free drinking water for passengers. It’s a regular air-traveller annoyance – passengers can only take a maximum of 100 millilitres of liquid through security with them, but once they get through the security checks, a glass of water at a shop …

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Pokemon Go Dusseldorf Tram
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Pokémon Go – Monster Hunting by Tram in Düsseldorf

Pokémon Go fans take to the Rheinbahn in search of Düsseldorf’s latest hotspots. If the world wasn’t enough, it seems that Pokémon Go has now conquered the Rheinbahn too. 75 Pokémon Go fans recently paid €8 for a three-hour return ride on one of Düsseldorf’s classic yellow trams – all …

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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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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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