Alwine German village
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East German Village Sells for 140,000 Euros

The tiny hamlet of Alwine in the German state of Brandenburg was sold at auction in Berlin on Saturday, fetching a price of 140,000 euros (164,720 dollars). The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice …

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Record-breaking Cable Car Set to Open on Germany’s Highest Mountain

The Zugspitze is the highest mountain in Germany and offers some of the best views of the Alps. On fine days visitors can see mountain peaks ranging from 2,000m up to 4,000m and across 4 countries reaching as far as the Eastern Alps. Reaching almost 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) in …

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river snorkeling in Germany
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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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Talking Billboard Offers Free Train Tickets

How many times have we heard this story?; a bearded man offers complete strangers a free train ticket to join him on top of a mountain in Central Europe. Well, at Zurich train station in Switzerland some lucky commuters were offered just that. In what is an extremely innovative and …

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villages on the mosel
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Ediger-Eller Germany, Beautiful Village on the Mosel

Ediger-Eller, Germany. The numerous villages on the Mosel River hug its meandering banks, with some extending upwards onto the steep vineyards behind which are renowned worldwide for producing some truly fantastic wines. With many of the houses featuring original half-timbered designs, these quaint little villages are reminiscent of a time long past, …

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