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So you’ve booked a ticket to Berlin and you’re searching for which neighborhood you belong in during your stay...
Berlin. London. Paris.
Such cities are on the radar of almost everyone. Speak to most 20-somethings with a drop of wanderlust in their veins, and they're bound to have spent sometime discovering at least one of the three....
Living in Germany there are a few cultural events and traditions that are just too difficult to even try to avoid. And one of the most seemingly important parts of German culture is that frothy amber drink: beer. And what better place to consumer beer than in that most German festival: the beer festival.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m planning a European weekend break, I tend to think of the big cities – Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona. But if you’ve only got a few days, you’ve got no chance of seeing a fraction of somewhere that big.
By the end of my time exploring the Martin Luther Trail in Germany, I wasn’t sure if there was anything left to learn. I felt as if I’d seen and done it all, but then I arrived into my final city of the journey, Eisenach.
I always enjoying visiting new-to-me UNESCO World Heritage sites and while in Nova Scotia I had my pick of several. The highlight though was undoubtedly the colorful town of Lunenburg, the entire 48-block downtown designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
I probably have spent more time traveling around Germany than any other international destination and yet I’ve almost never had to retrace my steps. The width and breadth of experiences to enjoy in the country astounds me, which is why I was so happy to return a few months ago and to retrace the life and times of Martin Luther.
My first time living in Berlin was in the summer of 2007 when I flew over from Ireland to spend the summer to improve my German.
My plan was to find a summer job in Berlin, which I failed at entirely.
Two of TripGourmets dearest friends (who also happen to be childhood sweethearts) recently married in the Westerwald region of Germany. We decided to tag a few days onto the trip, and visit the city of Cologne on the way there. During our visit, we took another few thousand pictures so thought we would create a Cologne gallery of photos to share with our readers!
A mecca of artists, bohemians and Europe’s creative class, Berlin is an old, historic city made new again thanks to a torn-down wall, a reunified country, and an influx of young, trendsetting individuals from around the world. Whether for world-class nightlife, new tech start-ups, unique fashion, cutting-edge art, or international food, visitors often fall in love with Berlin’s special vibe, staying longer than expected and returning frequently.
Hamburg is one of Europe’s great cities that for some reason still stays off the radar of many tourists, and I’m not sure why. It’s easy to reach, it’s fun to explore and is completely unlike most other cities in Germany. I recently returned from my third visit to the city and each time I’ve learned to appreciate it even more. To help guide your own visit to Hamburg, today I want to share some of my personal favorite experiences in the city, from the conventional to the slightly unusual...
As soon as I got off the train in Wittenberg, I knew things there would be different. Immediately in front of me was a massive, multi-story replica of the Bible…
People are usually fairly curious about my job, which I can understand. It’s unusual and many people would call it a dream job. Along with that natural curiosity comes a lot of questions, mostly the same ones and at the top of the list is always “What is your favorite place?” ..