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Memories of Cologne, Germany

When I was little I believed that Cologne, the city, had magically fragrant water. I pictured a city of white spires and towers with flags, because only such a city could be the source of a world famous perfume. Funny how that image actually is not that far from the truth. Cologne is famous for …

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Liechtenstein Tourist Information

Only 160 square kilometres (a little smaller than Washington DC), little Liechtenstein is the 4th smallest country in Europe. The head of state, Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein, is a very successful banker who presides over the family business — leading the government of  the only remaining absolute monarchy in Europe.  He has, though, left the …

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Adventures in the Fairy Tale Town of Bled, Slovenia

It looks like a fairy tale. Out of the lake rises a stone staircase. Step delicately over the edge of your rowboat, and mount the stairs. The little island at which you’ve docked barely has enough space for a few trees and your destination: the medieval Church of the Assumption. The solemn peal of a bell and thin iron …

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Top 10 Reasons Why Berlin is the Greatest City on the Continent

In 2010, Berlin-Without-A-Wall celebrated its 21st birthday. It officially became a grown-up, able to party and vote and go to war. But hear this: the war is over, the city has voted in a gay mayor, and don’t tell anyone, but Berlin started partying a long time ago! Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why …

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Arts Collectives and Galleries in Berlin, Germany

Berlin is home to numerous artists from across the globe who have taken full advantage of Berlin’s transition period throughout the 1990s and 2000s to find art gallery and performance spaces in the most unexpected places. As a result of this governmental support for the arts and the city’s financial accessibility in general, Berlin is …

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Switzerland Tourist Information

 Introduction to Switzerland Switzerland is one of Europe’s oldest inhabited countries, with evidence of hunters living here before the last ice age. With a population of approximately 7.8 million, Switzerland is landlocked and bordered by the countries of Germany, Italy, France, Austria, and Liechtenstein. It is one of the richest countries in Europe and is not …

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Six Great Places in the Czech Republic Beyond Prague

Try these suggestions for an authentic Czech experience without the throngs of crowds spilling into Prague’s streets and attractions. The Czech Republic is a traveler’s dream come true: delicious cuisine, good beer, fascinating attractions, and medieval architecture untouched by the ravages of European history. However, along with these positives, comes the truth: over 3.5 million …

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