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Luther, the man. And the woman.

Behind Martin Luther and the Reformation was a strong woman, Katharina von Bora. Come with me and explore their legacy in Dresden, Leipzig and Torgau.

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48 hours in Hamburg

Germany’s second largest city has lots to offer and a weekend is not enough to see and do everything. But if that’s what you’ve got, that’s what you’ve got. Here are my tips for a Hamburg weekend break – Friday lunch to Sunday lunch: Friday: Hafen City, Speicherstadt and Karolinenviertel Stay at the cool 25hours […]

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4 days exploring World Heritage

If you enjoy visiting sites of outstanding universal value  – UNESCO World Heritage sites, that is – you will know that a few countries dominate the prestigious list by the sheer number of sites. Some would even say that some countries are over-represented, and that the value of some these sites is, well… not particularly outstanding. I’ll not […]

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Wandering through Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s cool warehouse district

Germany’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site is in Hamburg. As you walk along the city’s harbour, passing the futuristic architecture in Hafen City on the way, you’ll notice a row of Gothic redbrick buildings just across the canal. That’s Speicherstadt, the old warehouse district. Speicherstadt is located on an island. Getting here – and wandering […]

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Dialogue in the Dark: blind in Hamburg

I’m about to become blind, so this is the only photo you’ll find in this post. And it’s appropriately blurry. I’m at the enigmatically named Dialog im Dunkeln – Dialogue in the Dark – about to have one of the more eye-opening (no pun intended) experiences I’ve had in a long time. I’m with six other people – three […]

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Rhine Valley highlights, eats and sleeps

Thinking about visiting the Rhine Valley? There’s a long, winding river, delightful villages, cliffs with mythical maidens and more castles than anywhere else in the world. And that’s just a few Rhine Valley highlights. You can take a hotel boat, aka river cruise ship, up (or down) the river. Or you can rent a car and be […]

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World at a Glance: Roman Frontiers in Germania

Reconstructed Roman frontier fort and pleasant setting for a forest restaurant Driving along the Rhine Valley a few weeks ago, I kept seeing signs for the Limes Route. What was this? A quick search on my phone told me this route followed the ancient Roman borders in Germania. I had a lot to cover in […]

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