nordsee ostsee
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Germany’s Coast?

Germany’s Baltic Sea (Ostsee) and North Sea (Nordsee) coasts maybe home to gorgeous beaches and some of the finest sand in Europe, but do you know your Sylt from your Rügen, and where do Germans prefer to spend their free time? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.  

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Badeschiff
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Chillin’ in Berlin’s Badeschiff

During those sunny summer days in Berlin you may find yourself longing for a refreshing dip, or just somewhere to soak up the sun’s rays, far from the bustle of the city. Lounging beside the river Spree is the Arena Badeschiff, a floating swimming pool which turns into an outdoor …

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Drachenfels hills
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Trouble on the Drachenfels Donkey Trail

The towering Drachenfels cliff is one of the most popular recreation spots in the “Siebengebirge” (seven mountains) stretch on the Rhine. But the cliff’s rocks have become brittle and now work is under way to try to keep it from breaking apart. Atop the Drachenfels (literally: Dragon Rock), high above …

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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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