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  • The World Cup and its influence on German history

    The 2018 World Cup has begun! With the games currently underway in Russia, let’s take a look back at some of Germany’s most important matches – and the meaning these…

  • Travel Tuesday: Forest Spiral

    If you’re traveling through Darmstadt, make sure to stop by the Waldspirale (“Forest Spiral”) – a building so unusual that it will stop you in your tracks. This residential building…

  • Travel Tuesday: Vischering Castle

      If visiting a moated castle is on your to-do list, then Vischering Castle is the place for you. This German castle takes you on a trip back to medieval…

  • 12 German women who influenced the world

    Let’s take a look at 12 influential German women whose names have gone down in history. Who would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments! Hildegard…

  • Travel Tuesday: Blautopf in Blaubeuren

    In the Swabian Mountains in southern Germany is a spring so blue that it attracts countless visitors. Known as the Blautopf (“blue pot”), this strange mountainous spring forms the drain…

  • Travel Tuesday: The Devil’s Bridge

    Germany is filled with creations from the days when castles and knights were the norm. One such creation is the Rakotzbrücke — the Devil’s Bridge. Located in Kromlauer Park near…

  • An exciting week for Germany in the Winter Olympics

    Excitement is running high as we head into the final days of the Winter Olympics. Today, Germany beat Canada 4-3 in the men’s ice hockey semi-finals. Many were surprised by the…

  • Travel Tuesday: The Bastei

    If you’re looking for a travel destination with jaw-dropping views, add The Bastei to your list. This rock formation stands 636 feet above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone…

  • Who will bear the German flag in the Winter Olympics?

    Nordic-combined skier Eric Frenzel has been chosen as Germany’s flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday. Frenzel was selected for the honor by the German Olympic…

  • Germany’s Tallest Mountain Opens New Cable Car

    After two years of construction, a world record-breaking cableway has opened in the Bavarian Alps: the new Zugspitze cable car. This cable car takes passengers up Germany’s tallest mountain, the…