German lighthouse
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Dreaming of Escape? Dozens Seek Job in Remote German Lighthouse

Ever wondered what it might be like to quit your desk job and live in a remote lighthouse somewhere? It turns out it’s a real prospect for some. The German North Sea village of Wremen struggled for a long time to find a keeper for its lighthouse, but an advertisement …

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old German border sign
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West Side Stories and a Village Divided

“Border area, Exclusion zone. Entering and driving is only allowed with special permission!” reads a sign on the former inner German border. The Iron Curtain ran for about 7,000 km from the Barents Sea in the north straight through Europe to the Black Sea, and divided the continent into East …

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Germany highest mountain
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Record-breaking Cable Car Set to Open on Germany’s Highest Mountain

The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany and offers some of the best views of the Alps. On fine days visitors can see mountain peaks ranging from 2,000m up to 4,000m and across 4 countries reaching as far as the Eastern Alps. Reaching almost 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) in …

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The Crown of Schönbuch

The Schönbuchturm or “beacon tower” located near Herrenberg is a new 30 metre high architectural attraction made of wood and steel ropes. The Schönbuch is the oldest natural park in Germany’s Herrenberg region (located within Baden-Württemberg), but so far without a tower or a viewing platform for visitors to enjoy the surrounding …

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Berlin Holzmarkt urban village
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Holzmarkt – Berlin’s New Urban Village

Creative minds in Berlin have been given a brand new place to hang out, live and work – and tourists may soon follow – as alternative village Holzmarkt (timber market) opens for business. Where party-goers used to dance the night away at the capital’s famed Bar 25 nightclub along the …

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river snorkeling in Germany
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River Snorkeling in Germany – Under The Pegnitz

If you hear the word snorkeling, you’ll probably imagine a tropical destination with a clear blue sea and coral gardens teaming with fish. But there are many other snorkeling locations around the world just as interesting, and Germany has its own secret underwater world just waiting to be discovered. Located in …

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