Places

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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Locomore German train
Living

End Of The Line For Locomore?

Frankfurt to Berlin for only 22 Euros – green electricity, fair trade coffee and themed areas. Locomore wanted to be an alternative to Germany’s main train operator Deutsche Bahn. After just five months though, the company has decided to call it a day. With a “sad heart”, independent train operator …

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Locomore Berlin train station
Living

Locomore: Get the Inside Track on Germany’s New Train

What’s green and orange, and sells fair-trade coffee? If you are planning to travel by train in Germany this year the answer could be waiting at a station near you. A new German rail company, Locomore, is providing an eco-friendly and consumer-driven alternative to the country’s main train provider Deutsche …

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German art dispenser
Living

Stuttgart’s Smallest Gallery – German Art From Chewing Gum Machines

Have one euro to spare? You could be the proud owner of a mini masterpiece courtesy of Stuttgart’s first art dispenser. German streetscapes are dotted with defunct chewing-gum vending machines. Often bright red or pink in colour, with contents that usually look less than appetizing, they are a relic from a by-gone era when …

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vintage German travel posters
Living

Vintage German Travel Posters – A Golden Age

Vintage German travel posters are part of the “Plakatstil” movement, an early style of poster art that originated in Germany in the early twentieth century. The common characteristics of this style were bold eye-catching lettering with flat colors. Before this time, persuasive simplicity was a rare thing in most advertising: posters, especially, …

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