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Life in Germany: Valentine’s Day on the Top of the World

by California Globetrotter

Photo courtesy California Globetrotter

Photo courtesy California Globetrotter

Last Valentine’s Day, Hans and I spontaneously at the last minute decided to take a day trip instead of stressing over the pressure of buying the right gift or surprise. We decided to get up super-doooper early (ugh!) and take the train to Zugspitze – Germany’s tallest mountain! We couldn’t have come up with a more enjoyable way to spend our Valentine’s Day together.

The train ride to Garmish-Partenkirchen was absolutely beautiful. I pulled my book out once to read only to put it back a few minutes later because I couldn’t take my eyes off the beautiful snow. Once we got closer, the villages were surrounded by country side covered in snow with lots of little sheds sporadically spread out in the fields.

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Wordless Wednesday: Berlin on Instagram

One of our favorite instagramers about Berlin is @berlinstagram

Check this cool photo of the Schlossstraße U-Bahn station:

Most instagrammers ignore this #Berlin U-Bahn station, so I went here to give it some instalove! 💆

Ein von Michael Schulz | Berlin (@berlinstagram) gepostetes Foto am

Learn more about this particular U-Bahn station at wikipedia

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The Week in Germany: The First Week of 2016

Lion paws, photo Andre Herzog

Spoonfuls of Germany

“However, since I stumbled into writing Spoonfuls of Germany, the book that is, which first came out in 2004 and was recently released as an ebook, German food has taken the role of the German cultural ambassador in our family. My husband and children don’t speak more than a few words of German, and have never been to Germany except for brief visits but they know and appreciate a lot of German dishes. Today the scent of a Pot Roast from the Römertopf filling the house means comfort food for all of us.” Read more on Spoonfuls of Germany.

Berlin by Night

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My Top Five European Capitals: Number 1

by Sebastian Cuevas

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My friends usually ask me about my fascination with Estonia. They just don’t get that a Mexican could prefer Tallinn over say, Barcelona. Granted I do love Barcelona, it’s too familiar to be as attractive as something as distant as Tallinn. That is, nevertheless, not the main argument why I’d take Tallinn over any other city.

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My Top Five European Capitals: Number 2

by Sebastian Cuevas

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Berlin. Arm aber sexy. Berlin is the next city I’m planning on moving to, just like everybody else here in Germany. Though the more alternative types are now moving to Leipzig, Berlin is still a very hot destination for people from Germany and beyond. Though the massive influx of rich Swabians and the ensuing gentrification has driven rent prices up, Berlin is still immensely attractive. While moving to Berlin is now mainstream and unoriginal here in Germany, Berlin, to me, hasn’t lost its magic. EDIT: I moved to Berlin on October 1, 2015.

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The First Day of Christmas

As many Germans are celebrating the first day of Christmas today, we wanted to wish you all a happy holiday, whatever you celebrate, and share some adorable Christmas horses:

Horses at a Berlin Christmas Market. Photo copyright dpa/ Jörg Carstensen

Horses at a Berlin Christmas Market. Photo copyright dpa/ Jörg Carstensen

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