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24 hours in Leipzig

“Wir sind das Volk!” That was the Leipzig war cry during those world changing weeks in the autumn of 1989: “We are the people!” On 9 October 1989, 70 000 people gathered in Leipzig. This is where it all began, the Peaceful Revolution that ended one month later with the earth shattering fall of the Berlin Wall […]

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11 things you’ll love about Dresden

Dresden is only two hours away from Berlin by train, but do try to find time to spend at least one night in this beautiful Saxon city. Here are 11 reasons why: 1. Altstadt (Old Town) and Brühlsche Terrasse Until World War II, Dresden was considered one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Sadly, it was […]

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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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