Tag Archives: Deutschland

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 Luftbrücke) 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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Treptower Park

Berlin’s Treptower Park can be found off in forgotten corner of the city next to an industrial estate, bordered on the one side by the Spree River, and on the other by the contentious neighbourhood of Neukölln. Today the park … Continue reading

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