Exploring Berlin’s Famous KaDeWe

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There are many must see sights that nearly all tourists flock to when in Germany’s capital city – the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie – but one not to be missed is KaDeWe. Opened in 1907, Kaufhaus des Westens is the largest department store in Germany and second largest in Europe, only behind London's Harrods. The impressive building on Tauentzienstraße contains seven floors ... Read Full Article

Learning More About the Brandenburg Gate

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I’ll admit it. When my Berlin-savvy friend asked if I’d like to stop by the Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), I said “yes, of course!” As we strolled past the Hotel Aldon (of Michael Jackson fame), I racked my brain trying to think of what I remembered (or had ever learned) about the Brandenburg Gate and came up next to empty. I guess this is the beauty of traveling- to discover new places and ... Read Full Article

Berlin-Brandenburg’s Explosive Past

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On December 15, 2008, several bombs were discovered hidden in a Parisian luxury department store. At this moment, it looks as though an Afghani extremist group placed them there. Fortunately, the bombs were found before they could do any damage. Other parts of Europe have problems with bombs too, but they often have nothing to do with terrorists, at least not in the ordinary sense of the word. The ... Read Full Article