hiking in Germany
Living

Beat the Berg – Remember to Stretch When Hiking in Germany

After a long day’s hiking in Germany, many people turn to creams to help their muscles recover – but that is not always the best idea, experts say. The effects of the so-called “active” substances in these creams have not been proven, says Christine Merkel, a spokeswoman for the Deutscher …

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river snorkeling in Germany
Places

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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German Castle Museum
Places

Behind The Myths At The German Castle Museum

Located on the Thuringian border with Bavaria, the German Castle Museum aims to get behind the myths and legends that surround many of Germany’s majestic castles and haunted ruins, to reveal the everyday life of the people who lived in them. Bad Colberg, Germany (dpa) – Siege ladders and medieval armour, Gothic …

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lederhosen world record
Living

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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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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