Category Archives: Germany

First of May – Erster Mai

Spring has long since arrived in Germany, a fact I was all too aware of the last few weeks as I was bombarded with the worst allergies I’ve had in years. Thankfully that’s all cleared up now, as today is … Continue reading

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Heidelberg

Images of Heidelberg, during the Christmas Market Season, on a clear Sunday in December I love Heidelberg, so much so that I find it hard to express in words. Rather than submit you to my hacky attempt, I’ll leave you … Continue reading

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What’s Munich Without the Oktoberfest?

Sometime in May I was asked to go with my guy friends here in Trier to Oktoberfest. It seemed like everyone was going, even C. from Mainz and J. from England, so I quickly agreed even though I still wasn’t … Continue reading

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Nuremberg: The Restoration of Historical Buildings in Germany’s Gotham

What do you do with a 75 year old building that’s unsafe and of little practical use? What do you do if that building is a decay remnant of National Socialism, one of the darkest periods of human history? The … Continue reading

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Enough other folk have praised the remarkably well preserved medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. I don’t have anything more to add re: its beauty, besides that it reminded me a lot of Luxembourg City, though far less cold. … Continue reading

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Kloster Andechs: Beer, Schweinshaxe, and a Bavarian Monastery

Travellers finding themselves tiring of Munich’s metropolitan hubbub would do well to consider a day-trip out to the scenic Andech Monastery of Kloster Andechs. From Munich itself you can travel with the local train service to the town of Herrsching, … Continue reading

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Relics of the Cold War: Tempelhof Airport

It was here that the Allied aircraft of the Berlin Air Bridge (Berliner Luftbr├╝cke) landed, brining much needed supplies to the people of Berlin. Shortly after the war’s end the Soviets blockaded Berlin in an attempt to assert their own … Continue reading

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