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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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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 – 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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Kinderhotels of Southern Germany & Austria – Better Than The Beach

With fresh mountain air, numerous outdoor activities, facilities for children of all ages and plenty of that all important summer sunshine, the Kinderhotels of Southern Germany and Austria make for a great family vacation. Think of summertime in Bavaria or the Austrian Alps and your thoughts drift to meadows awash in yellow wildflowers and …

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Talking Billboard Offers Free Train Tickets

How many times have we heard this story?; a bearded man offers complete strangers a free train ticket to join him on top of a mountain in Central Europe. Well, at Zurich train station in Switzerland some lucky commuters were offered just that. In what is an extremely innovative and …

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Surfing in Munich – Germany’s River Riders

The Bavarian capital is a hot spot for surfers, hundreds of miles from the nearest beach, thanks to Munich’s Eisbach River. Munich maybe 500km from the coast, but an ingenious band of surfers has not let the absence of conventional waves put them off. Munich is the birthplace of a …

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