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Trier – A City of Roman Emperors, Bishops and Electors

Trier, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is Famous for its Roman Heritage and More: Trier is one of Germany’s oldest city. The name Trier (Trèves in French) is believed to have been derived from the Celtic tribe of Treveri, who inhabited the lower valley of the Moselle from around 150 BC, but it is … [Read More...]

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Things to see

Schloss Hohenschwangau

Schloss Hohenschwangau – Home to the Fairy-tale King

SCHLOSS HOHENSCHWANGAU WAS THE CHILDHOOD RESIDENCE OF KING LUDWIG II: Most visitors come to Hohenschwangau to see Neuschwanstein Castle, the famous fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig II. However, set on top of a rugged hill overlooking the village of Hohenschwangau is another royal castle … [Read More...]

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Shopping

Stuhlingen Customs Office

Getting Your VAT Refund Stamp on Road Travel

GETTING YOUR VAT REFUND STAMP IS NOT SO EASY WHEN YOU'RE TRAVELLING BY ROAD: As most keen shoppers from non-EU countries would know, to be eligible for VAT refund on your purchases in the EU, you must firstly obtain Customs verification of your VAT refund forms. As the Tax Refund agencies will … [Read More...]

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Eating and Drinking

Munich Oktoberfest

German Wine and Beer Festivals 2015

2015 FAMOUS WINE AND BEER FESTIVALS IN GERMANY: For connoisseurs of wine and beer, spring and summer are  fantastic times to be in Germany. From Berlin to the Rhineland, there is a great choice of festivals to attend, depending on whether you prefer to conduct your wine-tasting in one of the … [Read More...]

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Getting Around

Berlin Schönefeld Airport SXF

Flughäfen Schönefeld – Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF) Is Soon to Become the Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF) is one of the two Berlin international airports, the other being Tegel.  Located in the town of Schönefeld, the airport is approximately 24kms (15 miles) south-east of the centre of … [Read More...]

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Useful Facts

Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

A Stay at the Berlin Intercontinental Hotel

HOTEL REVIEW: OUR CHRISTMAS STAY AT THE BERLIN INTERCONTINENTAL: For our Christmas visit to Berlin we stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel at Budapester Strasse 2, in the Tiergarten district of Berlin. The Intercontinental Hotel is not as … [Read More...]

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News & Events

Berlin Easter

Easter Concerts in Berlin 2015

EASTER IN BERLIN 2015 - MUSIC IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF EASTER FESTIVITIES IN BERLIN: Easter is a popular holiday period in Germany and the Easter festivities are still celebrated in the traditional way by many Germans. Easter markets, Easter … [Read More...]

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