Category: Things To Do

How to Spend One Day in Nuremberg

July 21, 2015

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One Day in Nuremberg

With its legendary Christmas markets, notorious WWII sites and long history as the residence of kings, Nuremberg is top of the itinerary for many visitors to Bavaria and makes a popular detour from Munich. This is Bavaria’s second-largest city, but with most of the attractions clustered around the walled Old Town, it’s still possible to take in the highlights with just one day in Nuremberg.

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Shopping in Hamburg

July 15, 2015

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Hamburg, Germany

Once one of the great Hanseatic cities and an important center of trade and commerce, Hamburg has kept its merchant city roots alive into the new millennium, and the modern port has plenty to interest shoppers. Shopping in Hamburg offers a good mix of high-end and independent shops, with all the big brand names and designers as well as some quality art galleries and antiques stores.

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Off the Beaten Track in Frankfurt’s Bornheim District

July 8, 2015

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Frankfurt, Germany

It was once nicknamed Das lustige Dorf (“the Merry Village”) thanks to its abundance of cider taverns and thriving red light district, and while it’s long since lost its seediness, Frankfurt’s Bornheim district retains its lively atmosphere and abundance of bars. Despite being one of the city’s most populated areas and a popular haunt for locals, Bornheim remains off the beaten track for most tourists; visiting the hip neighborhood is a surefire way to get an authentic taste of modern Frankfurt.

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Frankfurt’s Main Festival

June 24, 2015

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Frankfurt's Main Festival

With a huge funfair, non-stop entertainment and dazzling fireworks held over the first weekend of August, Frankfurt’s Main Festival is the highlight of the summer season for many locals, marking the start of the vacation period and giving the whole city an excuse to enjoy the sun and party into the early hours. Held in Dusseldorf’s central Römerberg square and along the riverfront Mainkai, the festival lasts for 4 days and draws thousands of visitors to the city.

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Dusseldorf’s Konigsallee (King’s Alley)

June 10, 2015

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Dusseldorf's Konigsallee

Running parallel to the river, from the Hofgarten park to the botanical gardens, Dusseldorf’s Konigsallee (King’s Alley) is the main artery of the modern city, a wide pedestrian boulevard lined with shops, cafés and restaurants. Affectionately nicknamed the “Ko” by locals, Konigsallee is Dusseldorf’s busiest shopping street, home to one of the country’s biggest and most impressive Kaufhof Kö department stores, housed in an elaborate Art Nouveau building.

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Great Reasons to Visit Trier

June 5, 2015

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Porta Nigra (Black Gate), Trier

Founded as Augusta Treverorum in 16 BC but actually dating back to prehistoric times, Trier is Germany’s oldest city and its picturesque historic center is brimming with reminders of its Celtic roots and Roman legacy. Whether you want to discover the many UNESCO sites, explore the Moselle Valley or learn about the city’s most famous former resident; here are 4 great reasons to visit Trier.

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