Category: Sightseeing and Travel

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FORGET ABOUT OKTOBERFEST – VISIT THIS BAVARIAN BEER CELEBRATION INSTEAD!

Other places have lovers’ lanes – Oktoberfest has hurl hill: a mound to make out, retch and keel over – all in one spot, accompanied by fellow thrower uppers. What is more, die Wiesn, as the natives call Oktoberfest, features unwarranted prices, massive crowds, and dreadfully long waits – it’s like Disneyland’s plastered, little brother. But fret not! Only 2.5 hours north of Munich, you can have a slightly more modest, less packed, and more authentic beer fest experience, that’ll still leave you reminiscing unendingly. If you decide to drive there, make sure to read my Six Facts You Wish...

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DISCOVER ONE OF GERMANY’S BEST KEPT SECRETS: THE WORLD’S TALLEST ARTIFICIAL SANDHILL

Let me guess the number one experience on your bucket list: being perched on a boat that gets pulled up a colossal dune, then slapping on a pair of skis and cannonballing back down in sizzling 30 degrees C/86 degrees F, before high diving into a pool to cool off. Did I get it right? No? Well… let’s rehash it after you’re done reading this article. It sounds like the plot of one of those dippy dreams everyone experiences from time to time – the ones that combine random occurrences which happened throughout the day. But is it? Enter Hirschau,...

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TEN MUST-SEE GERMAN CASTLES ALONG WITH THE BEST BEER GARDENS CLOSE BY

Nicolas Cage once owned a castle close to my German birthplace but got rid of it again after only three years. Maybe it was too much of a fixer-upper to tackle while simultaneously VIPing. The takeaway: Treat historic structures the same as you would adorable puppies. Look at them, maybe touch and play with them and then hightail it out of there before they get a chance to grow into adult Great Danes requiring 89 Dollars’ worth of food daily along with weekly renovations of your living room. To help with this, I have piled up a list of ten...

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SIX FACTS YOU WISH YOU HAD KNOWN BEFORE BRAVING THE GERMAN AUTOBAHN FOR THE FIRST TIME

“Wow, you live in Germany? Have you ever driven on the Autobahn?” Sound familiar? Many foreigners seem to view that place as some magical, elusive, amusement-park-type venue that people go to, so they can put the pedal to the metal for an hour and idle away some time. If you thought so too, I’m sorry for the disenchantment but it’s just a regular motorway and, rather than to race, most people simply use it to irritatedly twiddle their thumbs while stewing in traffic for hours each day until they clock in late. About 70% of the German Autobahn doesn’t have...