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Germany wears its riches well: elegant big-city charm, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer are all there for the savouring. Deep in the heart of Europe, Germany has had a seminal impact on Continental history. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to Otto von Bismarck's German Reich, Nazism and the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, no other nation has moulded Europe the way Germany has - for better or worse.

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A Positive Blunder In History

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Views [237] | Comments [1]

Man, I wish I was at that press conference! The one on November 9th, 1989 when Günter Schabowski, the unofficial spokesman for the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), announced to a room full of gathered journalists that travel restrictions ... Read more >

Tags: berlin, berlin wall, germany, history

Crying for the "Bad Guy"

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [274]

My tour guide made me cry today. Not an uncontrollable sob, like when I said goodbye to my fiancé at the airport for four more months apart, but a heart-wrenching painful stream of tears that I could not fight back. I was thankful for sunglasses ... Read more >

Tags: berlin, germany, history, mistakes, sides, wall

Führerbunker

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 | By aeileenr | Views [41]

I stand in the middle of a small, modest apartment parking lot, surrounded by plain, brick apartment buildings. A willow tree looms to my right and a small, red and blue children's slide sits to my left, currently unused.  “Four meters ... Read more >

Tags: berlin, führerbunker, germany, world war ii

Peeling Back The Layers

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Views [130] | Comments [1]

How do you peel the back the layers of an ever-changing relic of history? It is impossible to know the stories behind each living mural plastered across the Berlin Wall. I fear I will fail to listen to the messages portrayed by many of the anonymous ... Read more >

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Photos: Berlin

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 | By rmckinley | Photo Gallery


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Berlin: Then & Now

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 | By aeileenr | Views [46]

In Berlin, where a serious-looking older woman in a suit sits next to a punk on the U-bahn, there seems to be a juxtaposition between the old Berlin and the new Berlin. The older woman who remembers “East” and “West” Germany;... Read more >

Tags: berlin, berlin wall, east side gallery, germany

East Side Gallery: Who Gets a Voice?

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [65]

Perhaps Thomas and Karine are both descendants of survivors, high school sweet hearts, or simply Berlin lovers. But does who they are even matter? Does their heritage, talent, or popularity deny or grant them a voice? That was the question I asked ... Read more >

Tags: berlin, berlin wall, expression, hope, street art, symbolism, voice

Berlin's Underground Art Scene

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Views [91]

I find it hard to form a connection with a city that doesn’t promote street art. I cannot feel comfortable walking the streets of a place that doesn’t allow its people to have a creative outlet. Some may find graffiti dirty and an indication ... Read more >

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First Impressions Of A New City

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Views [181] | Comments [1]

“So, this is what Europe looks like.” 

When I boarded the bus from the airport to downtown Berlin I studied the world outside of the window through jet lagged eyes. Everything is so clean . Where are the street dogs? Everyone appears ... Read more >

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Photos: Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Trip

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 | By jazzanomadica | Photo Gallery


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Munich

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By emily_witenden | Views [30]

Lisa and Niklas kindly escorted me to the station, where I got a Fernbus about 6 hours to Munich..the German countryside was beautiful :) whenever the bus would stop for a break id just have to follow the others, as the driver didn't speak a word of ... Read more >

Mainz

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 | By emily_witenden | Views [26]

The lovely lisa picked me up after her exam and we walked back to her unit to dump my bags...really nice apartment right next to a beautiful church (I have a pic from the balcony) and close to the Rhine river..lisa took a break from her studies and ... Read more >

A late late flight to Heathrow

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 | By joanimil | Views [6]

Our plane was due to leave at 9pm so we arrived early and had dinner at the airport. We were surprised to find a pot of herbs on every table and a thick paper parcel of chunky slices of fresh German bread. Our meals were excellent, with fresh ingredients ... Read more >

A hairy escapade

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 | By joanimil | Views [5] | Comments [1]

After Eisenach we drove back to Goettingen for one night to see Cathy before catching a train to Hannover prior to our late flight to London Heathrow. Cathy and I did a fast one hour walk around the historic town wall, with ... Read more >

Hotel Hainstein

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 | By joanimil | Views [18] | Comments [1]

on Thursday, Richard had a 2 pm appoint with Stephan Blezinger a recorder maker in Eisenach, to arrange for some repairs. We took the opportunity to revisit Haus Harnstein for coffee  and lunch on the terrace below our room, also with the amazing ... Read more >

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