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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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Cologne Christmas Markets. Markets and Magi.

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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Jumeirah Hotel. Frankfurt

The Jumeirah Frankfurt lies within walking distance of the financial district obviously, but also most of Frankfurt’s attractions like the Goethestrasse,

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The Rhine Valley. Or should it be the Vine Valley?

Marcos and Marco are father and son. They also happen to own a castle. Not just any old castle you understand, but a real, solid, medieval one, sitting up on the banks of  the mighty Rhine valley just up river from Rudesheim.

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