Category - Germany

45-Second Cheap Hotel Adviser – Haus...

Haus Höllental Höllentalstraße 39 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany €38/night via booking.com, local tourist tax of €2/night not included. There is no shortage of places to lay your head in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany’s most...

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany –...

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Bavaria, southern Germany Date: February 2014 Weather conditions: unseasonably warm, rainy, cloudy All images (c) Bob Ramsak 2014. All rights reserved. For stock or editorial use please get in touch. For print...

Silhouette of the Brandenburg Gate

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 by Victoria, the Roman Goddess of victory. The chariot was sculpted by Johann Gottfried Schadow, and the...

Waxenstein Mountain, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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, Germany. Kleiner, or smaller Waxenstein, to the right stands at 2,136m (7,007ft) while Großer Waxenstein...

The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

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 today’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The memorial, whose official name is the Memorial to...

Weekly Sunday Drive – 60-second...

When I was a kid growing up in the U.S. midwest, Sunday afternoons were oftentimes about drives. Usually into the nearby countryside east of Cleveland, much of which has long since devolved into developments with monstrously enormous homes. It...

Berlin Quickie

Here’s a 4min&8sec vidblog from Berlin, the latest in my small –but growing!– Piran Cafe City Quickie series. Berlin has long been on my short-short list of favorite European capitals – I’ve visited about a...

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 26 June through 3 October. Said Berlin-based Slovenian artist Marjan Kekec-Ogradni who painted the...

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 spend €30 or €50. Anyway, they made me chuckle, so they made the cut for my personal favorite pics shot...