old German border sign
Places

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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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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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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Food & Drink

Mealworm Burger on the Menu in Germany

With millions more hungry mouths around the world, can eating creepy crawlies offer a solution? Meet the Mehlwurmburger. For over a century, Frankfurt’s Bergiusschule has taught middle school graduates to cook in some of Frankfurt’s leading hotels and restaurants. Students of the School of Quality Management and Food Technology at …

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Flights Between the USA and Germany
Living

Norwegian Air Offers Flights Between USA and Germany

Flying across the Atlantic has never been particularly cheap, but the cost of a round-trip air ticket between the USA and Germany could be coming down. European budget airline Norwegian Air plans to start offering long-haul flights between USA and Germany from 2018  as it steps up competition on transatlantic routes, chief commercial officer …

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Wobbly German suspension bridge
Places

German Suspension Bridge is a Wobbly Wonder

German suspension bridge proves surprise hit with tourists. Geierlay Bridge in Rhineland-Palatinate is the tourist sensation which came out of nowhere. In the middle of nowhere. On average, 1,000 people scare themselves half to death every day by walking over Germany’s longest suspension footbridge.  A good year after its opening, …

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