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Festivals in Germany: Food, Music, Beer, Wine

Festivals in Germany Despite a number of common misconceptions, the Germans demonstrated to the whole world during the 2006 World Cup (in Germany) that they...

Weihenstephan — the oldest brewery in the world

Weihenstephan is a brewery and also the university for brew masters. Thus the Weihenstephan Monastery Brewery - after nearly a thousand years - still stands...

Kiel, Germany, in a nutshell

KIEL.SAILING CITY – Kiel is the capital of Schleswig-Holstein and calls itself the Sailing City. Kiel is the capital of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein...

Getting around by car (in Germany)

Germany has an excellent road system and getting around by car is an easy undertaking. Rules and Street Signs Germany deploys an international set of road...

Kiel top attractions, must-see

Highlights, 'Must-see', Top sights in Kiel City Hall Tower Enjoy a bird's eye perspective of Kiel and the firth of Kiel from a great height of...

The German Autobahn

The Autobahn in Germany is about speed and very stressful It sounds fantastic: no speed limit? Going as fast as your car can go? YES,...

Major Annual Events and Festivals in Munich, Germany

Annual Event Highlights Munich On a side note: In 2018 Munich will be 860 years old. Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday Hundreds of balls are organized during...

Beer Gardens and the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany

3 out of 4 seasons is Beer Garden time - where to go... Munich's beer garden season lasts as long as the sun permits from...

Beer Capital of the World: Munich, Germany

Is Beer a synonym to Munich, Germany? Let's say it is an important part of the city and has long standing traditions like Oktoberfest and...

Best beer places in Munich, Germany

Editor's note: Well, I lived many years in Munich and have spend some time at the places mentioned here. However, there are so many...

German Porcelain

Porcelain's 300 year history in Germany The first European porcelain manufactory was founded on 6 June 1710 when Meissen’s global success story began. The first...

Schloss Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, Germany

Palace 'Schloss Nymphenburg' was a palace of King Ludwig and also the only palace within Munich city limits. It is one of the most relaxing...

Munich, Germany, MUST-SEE attractions

'Must-See' Munich attractions These are the top picks of attractions and sights which should not be missed while in Munich Schloss (Palace) Nymphenburg (Palace of...

Arriving in Germany – Entry Requirements / Customs

European Union or not? Upon arrival in Germany the visitor has to pass the immigration control (passport control). There are two types of lines: a) for...

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Travel Tips USA

Camping in the USA — Tips for your vacation

Camping and RV'ing are the best ways to discover the beauty of the country, to meet like-minded people, and to connect with the nature. But...

America the Beautiful is the name of the U.S. Annual National Park Pass for all parks

Annual National Park Pass (includes Federal Recreational Lands) If you're visiting ca. 3-4 National Parks or several Federal Recreation Areas per year the Annual Park...

United States — Security Screening at the Airport, 3-1-1 Carry-on luggage rules, guidelines

When you arrive at a screening security station at a U.S. airport you need to have following rules and guidelines in mind to avoid...

Travel to the USA — entry requirements and arrival (Visa, VWP, Customs)

  Travel to the United States of America This article gives you a brief summary of the process and provides weblinks to the official websites of...

Electricity in the USA / Travel adapters

USA: 110/120 Volt AC, 60 Hz Line voltage in the USA is 110/120 Volt AC, 60Hz. If you intend to bring your own devices and appliances...