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Living

Beach Volleyball goes Waltzing into Vienna this Summer!

For the very first time the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships will take place in Vienna, at the idyllic location of the Danube Island. For 10 whole days, 48 women’s and men’s teams will fight tooth and nail for the title of world champions while playing for a cool one …

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Living

World’s Shortest International Flight is Cancelled

When you think about an international flight, the image of jetliners and 10 hour journeys come to mind. However, one small Austrian airline turned the idea of international flying on its head back in November 2016. An 8-minute flight between Germany and Switzerland that was said to be the world’s shortest …

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Alpine mountain huts
Living

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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German Leberkäse with bread
Food & Drink

Leberkäse – A True German Classic

German Leberkäse (sometimes known as Leberkas or Fleischkäse) is an authentic German snack popular in parts of Bavaria, Austria and parts of Switzerland. Similar to a frankfurter and the equivalent of North American meatloaf, the name literally translates from German into “liver” (leber) “cheese” (käse) but thankfully contains neither. In fact, it …

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Halloween in Germany
Living

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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Living

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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