Berlin Holzmarkt urban village
Places

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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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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Living

Love On The Rhein (Bahn)

Couple Wed on Dusseldorf Tram. The Dusseldorf Tram or “Rheinbahn” is a prominent feature on the city’s roads and plays a crucial role in the lives of thousands of Dusseldorf commuters. For one Dusseldorf couple however, this iconic feature of the city has played a much larger and unexpected role in their lives, …

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Talking German

Morgenmuffel – Or How Not To Wake Up In The Morning

Morgenmuffel Meaning Morgen means “morning,” and a Muffel is a grumpy, sullen person. Some blame the Monday morning blues while others blame an individual’s outlook on life. Usually there is no definitive reason for waking up in a grumpy mood. You just do. For those of us whose first language …

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Living

Why Cycling in Germany is “Für Alle”

Cycling in Germany – A Lifestyle Choice for Many Germans. In Germany, cycling is the main form of transportation for many people. Come rain or shine, day or night, from business suits to everyday clothes, to long dresses or skinny jeans and all manner of footwear (even bare feet) many …

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Living

The Kegelbahn – A Uniquely German Experience

Kegeln or German Bowling. My first ever visit to a German bowling alley or “Kegelbahn” was in the town of Mettmann, just east of  Düsseldorf.  One of my friends in Germany had promised to organise a night of bowling when I was next in the country, at his local Kegelbahn …

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