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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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
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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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