German pop music in the 1980s
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Cold War Yes, But 80s German Music Was Cool

Deustchland 83 was an engrossing and compelling drama with a cool 80’s soundtrack, but 1983 was not the only time the world listened to German pop music. German music has been very influential since the 1970s, probably more so than any other European country other than the UK. A high profile …

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Dusseldorf Cycle Path
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Could You Get YOUR Bicycle To The Other Side?

New Cycle Path Layout in Düsseldorf Raises Some Eyebrows. At first glance, a redesign of the main intersection in Düsseldorf’s central district of Bilk looks pretty confusing. Anywhere else in the world, and even the most confident of cyclists might have second thoughts before attempting to navigate this busy road that also …

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Berlin Radbahn Covered Cycle Route
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Berlin Radbahn – A Paradise for Cyclists

The Berlin Radbahn is a proposed 9km long covered cycle route under elevated sections of the city’s U1 underground line. The concept, developed by Radbahn Berlin, is simple: to use the undeveloped space under Berlin’s existing elevated U1 rail line for use by cyclists. If developed, this new cycle route would run from the Zoologischer Garten metro station …

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st martin's day germany
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St. Martin’s Day Celebrations in Germany

St. Martin’s Day or Martinstag is one of the most popular saint’s days in Germany, particularly celebrated by children and young people. Martin of Tours was born in the 4th Century and started out as a Roman soldier, later becoming a monk, and because of his exemplary way of life was …

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Halloween in Germany
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Trick or Treat? Halloween in Germany

Halloween in Germany. While the tradition doesn’t run as deep as it does elsewhere in the world, many German adults and children still enjoy frights and thrills aplenty . Halloween in Germany is barely two decades old but has already become a popular holiday in the country. While German children say “Süßes oder Saures” (“sweet or …

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oktoberfest rugby
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Oktoberfest Rugby – A Celebration of Sport & Beer

The Oktoberfest Rugby 7s has been held annually in Munich since 1978 and takes place during the middle weekend of the famous two-week beer festival. Munich’s Oktoberfest is the world renowned event which started this year on September 19th and will continue for the next three consecutive weekends finishing on October 4th. For those however …

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