Germany

Visiting Gotha

Stuart Forster takes a look at some of the reasons to make visiting Gotha in the east German state of Thuringia very worthwhile.

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Guide to the carnivals of Frankfurt Rhein-Main

it is carnival season again, and this year TripReporter offers up a guide to the carnivals of Frankfurt Rhine-Main a German region comprising one of the biggest collections of carnivals in Europe.

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Night Train to Berlin

On a rainy night in February, I was waiting in Paris’s Gare de L’Est station for the night train to Berlin. Those last four words are loaded with romance. And I was taking this winter journey in search of the romance of rail travel in a European winter.

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Bavaria In the Footsteps of Hitler

I wanted to know more about why Bavaria became such an important region for Hitler; walking in his footsteps from his seat of power in Munich, to the grandeur of the rally grounds in Nuremburg and up into the stunning alpine mountains of Obersalzberg and Berchtesgaden, where he spent more time in his house there than in Berlin. Is there anything left standing from the dust and rubble 70 years on that will help me understand the insanity of those terrible years?

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Cruising the Baltic on Regent Seven Seas Voyager

So I’m standing outside my room, dressed in a fluffy white robe, a glass of red in one hand and a canapé in the other, making small talk with the immaculately dressed couple from the suite next door. Spotting an American accent, I casually ask  “Where are you from then?” to which they reply, ” […]

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On the trail of Richard Strauss in Germany

This is the view from composer Richard Strauss’s house in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Is it any wonder that he wrote the “Alpine Symphony”?

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