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Pic du Jour: Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Remembering the Riessersee, the lake that hosted the 1936 Winter Olympic hockey tournament. ...

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Smart Stay Hotel Station, Munich – A 45-Second Review

Spartan convenience just a five minute stroll from Munich's central station....

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Berlin, an Angel’s Eye View

For today's 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall....

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Lüftlmalerei, or Air Painting in Bavaria: 14 Examples

I mentioned Lüftlmalerei, or Air Painting, in my 68 Hours in Garmisch-Partenkirken Notebook post yesterday, but feel it needs a little...

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68 Hours in a Snowless Garmisch-Partenkirchen – GaPa Notebook

The Zugspitze is Germany’s highest peak. At 2,962m (9,717ft) It’s also among the highest places in the Alps where you can get a decent...

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45-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – Haus Höllental, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Haus Höllental Höllentalstraße 39 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany €38/night via booking.com, local tourist tax of €2/night not...

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – Travel | Stock Image Gallery

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bavaria, southern Germany Date: February 2014 Weather conditions: unseasonably warm, rainy, cloudy All images (c)...

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Atop the Brandenburg Gate

Today’s Pic de Jour is a silhouette of the quadriga that tops Berlin’s emblematic Brandenburg Gate, a four-horse chariot driven...

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Waxenstein Mountain, Bavaria (Pic du Jour)

This is a south-facing view of Waxenstein Mountain taken this afternoon from the shore of the Riessersee lake in Garmisch-Partenkirchen,...

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Holocaust Memorial, Berlin (Pic du Jour)

I’ve posted this image of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial before, but thought it appropriate to share again on the occasion of...

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At Berlin’s Hohenzollernplatz – Pic du Jour

At the Hohenzollernplatz U-banh stop, that is. 31-May-2008...

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Weekly Sunday Drive – 60-second Trabant Tour

When I was a kid growing up in the U.S. midwest, Sunday afternoons were oftentimes about drives. Usually into the nearby countryside east...

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Berlin Quickie

Here’s a 4min&8sec vidblog from Berlin, the latest in my small –but growing!– Piran Cafe City Quickie series. Berlin...

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Five Minutes to Midnight

This is a detail from Slovenia’s offering to the United Buddy Bears exhibit that was on display on the Ku’damm in Berlin from...

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June Pic(k)s

Spotted these gems at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof on a busy Monday morning on my way out. Crisis or not, I could easily find better ways to...

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Drei. Das Triptychon in der Moderne

Some things are more inviting in threes. This is Steigbild X by Katharina Sieverding from Three: The Triptych in Modern Art, an excellent...

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English excerpts from German Book Prize nominees

Friends and acquaintances often ask me to recommend guidebooks as they plan their first visits to Europe. I rarely do, suggesting they...

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If you’re in Stuttgart over the next month or two…

here are a few items of interest:     lulu, originally uploaded by pirano....

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30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Berlin

Sachsenhof Motzstraße 7 Berlin Stayed 4 nights, 15-19-Sep 2007 Roomy! Airy! I really enjoyed this place. Great location, just a short walk...

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30 Second Koln Hbf Advisor

If you have at least five minutes between trains at Koln’s main station, you’re the biggest of fools if you don’t step...

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