Germany

Visiting Gotha

Monday, September 5th, 2016 8:18 pm by .

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

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 3:53 pm by .

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

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 11:54 am by .

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

Monday, August 18th, 2014 3:02 pm by .

Bavaria In the footsteps of Hitler. The music coming from behind the closed door of room 105 up on the second floor was not unexpected given this was the Munich University School of Music and Performing Arts. A building of some majesty it has to be said; marble pillars, two grand marble staircases and art deco balconies everywhere you look. However, this particular building hides a very dark past. In 1938, it was better known as The Führerbau or Leaders House and behind door 105, Adolf Hitler sat in his personal office. The very place where British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Hitler and Mussolini signed the Munich Agreement,  an act which ultimately led to WW2.

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On the trail of Richard Strauss in Germany

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 11:08 am by .

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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Cologne Christmas Markets. Markets and Magi.

Saturday, October 19th, 2013 6:25 pm by .

Perhaps it was the gluhwein kicking in, or my extra portion of bratwurst. Whatever it was, I found myself getting rather disoriented.at the Cologne Christmas Markets.

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