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Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Let’s talk ‘Beer’ — Oktoberfest Munich! Sep 22 – Oct 7, 2018 208 years Oktoberfest in 2018! (the 185th in Munich) First things first: The Beer Serving Hours are: on weekdays from 10.00 am...

Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany (photo: Robert Scarth, Wikimedia license CC BY-SA 2.0) 0

Wartburg Castle, Germany (Eisenach, Thuringia)

Geographic Location: Western Thuringia, Middle Germany The Reformation, one of the most significant religious and political movements in Europe in the last thousand years, began on 31 October 1517 in Wittenberg. Martin Luther, who...

Palace Sanssouci in Potsdam (photo: SPSG / Roland Handrick) 0

Sanssouci Palace, Germany (Berlin – Potsdam)

Potsdam / Berlin Potsdam, the regional capital of (state) Brandenburg, is like an island surrounded by the river Havel, canals and lakes. The town is extremely interesting, not least because of its proximity to...

Bratwurst -- the German Sausage 0

German Food: Germans and their Bratwurst

The Germans love their sausage (“Wurst”). The word appears in many German idioms and sausages are an important part of German cuisine. But there isn‘t one single German sausage. Every part of the country...

German Food Specialties 0

German Food Specialties

  Across regions and states: onion-based dishes in Germany The common-or-garden onion originated from Asia, probably in Afghanistan. It is one of the oldest plants cultivated by man and has been used as a...

Heidelberg Castle Illuminations (photo: Heidelberg Tourism) 0

Heidelberg, Germany — Annual Events

Heidelbergs Annual Events and Festivals With events such as the Heidelberg Spring Music Festival (March/ April), the Castle Festival (July/ August), the Autumn Festival with Medieval Market (late September), the International Film Festival (late...