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  • 10 things you should know before going to Berlin

    Berlin, Berlin…What can we say about you? To explain it to Americans is to say it is a mix of New York and Washington. It is both a haven for…

  • 10 facts you didn’t know about Cologne

    Looks Aren’t All that Matters Cologne is not the most picturesque city one can imagine. We admit it lacks the sprawling old town and magnificent castles that many acquaint with…

  • In Germany, swimming in Flussschwimmbäder (“river swimming pools”) is part of the culture

    When it’s hot outside, where do you go? Some of you may go to your local pool. If you’re lucky, you may even be near a beach. But for Germans,…

  • 10 facts about Bavaria

    1. Bavaria is both the oldest and the largest state in Germany. It is home to 12.9 million inhabitants as of 2016 and it encompasses over 300 cities and towns.…

  • This summer, bike along the former Iron Curtain – it only takes a month!

    Millions of tourists visit remnants of the Berlin Wall each year. But if you had a chance to bike along the former Iron Curtain, would you do it? It would…

  • Stolpersteine: Stumbling Into History

    Scattered throughout Europe, planted in the streets and sidewalks of cities whose past is not forgotten, commemorative brass plaques eternalize the lives that were lost in the great tragedy of…

  • Travel Tuesday: Partnach Gorge

    In the mountains of the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is the Partnach Gorge – a natural monument filled with waterfalls, rapids, caves and beautiful water basins. The 2,303 ft long…

  • Travel Tuesday: the Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes

    Many people know Germany for its quaint villages and Bavarian mountains, but the country is also home to many deep caverns shrouded in mystery. One such place is the Saalfeld…

  • Travel Tuesday: Naumburg Cathedral

    The picturesque Naumburg Cathedral in eastern Germany is an 800-year-old cultural landmark that is famous for its Romanesque and Gothic architecture. This week, UNESCO designated the Naumburg Cathedral as a…

  • Tourism in Germany is on the rise

    Are you traveling to Germany this summer? Tourism is booming! The Federal Statistical Office released new data showing that incoming tourism in Germany increased by 4.8 percent from January to…