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7 Most Romantic Cities in Northern Germany

Northern Germany is authentic and diverse. The term “Northern Germany” describes not just a geographically defined territory. This area has an entirely different identity, the Low German language, particular aspects of history and culture. Here, dozens of medieval cities in Northern Germany have preserved the atmosphere and grandeur of the Hanseatic League.  There are so …

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Best Pubs in Western and Central Europe (well…some of them!)

Usually, the thought of a tasty, ice cold brew at the end of a long trek is what keeps even the most intrepid traveler fueled and focused when life on the road gets a little hard going. Thankfully, pretty much everywhere you go in Europe you’re up to your waist in world-class brew, and better …

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Freiburg: Germany’s Top Eco City

Freiburg, located in Germany’s Baden-Wurttemberg region,  is normally associated with Black Forest cake (cherry-and-chocolate gateau) and cuckoo clocks. Although you can find all this here, Freiburg has many other things to offer: gothic architectural highlights mirroring the city’s changes through history, excellent wine, numerous cultural events and an eco community that has its own political …

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Tucked Away in Tübingen, Germany

  Tübingen, Germany: the great German writer, Goethe, barfed here; the renowned German author, Hermann Hesse, handled books here; and even the current Pope, Benedict XVI, was formerly known as Herr Professor Ratzinger here. When many think of Germany,  thoughts of racing down the Autobahn and throwing back a cool and cloudy Hefeweizen in a …

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Explore Herzogenaurach, Germany: Medieval Roots, with a Modern Outlook

Discover Herzogenaurach, Germany Herzogenaurach, a charming town in Middle Franconia, Germany has a rich history as a significant medieval center and it also takes pride in its more recent status as a site of a United States Army base. Historic City Center or Herzogenaurach The historic center is known primarily for its half-timber homes and numerous medieval structures …

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