Category Archives: Travel in Germany

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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Wordless Wednesday: Kaffee und Kuchen on Nordenei

Today’s Wordless Wednesday photos come from Instagramer Kaffee und Kuchen. Tag your photos with #myyounggermany to be considered for a feature!

Love the red brick buildings on Norderney. #Norderney #Germany #Deutschland #myyounggermany

Ein von Kaffee und Kuchen (@kaffeeundkuchenblog) gepostetes Foto am

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80 Things Travel Has Taught Me

by California Globetrotter

Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance

Photo copyright dpa / picture alliance

Traveling has been my greatest teacher. I have learned more through traveling & researching than I ever did in a classroom! Traveling has brought to life the history we read about in books and watch in the movies. It has awoken my historical imagination as I walk through a new historic city center & I imagine what life must have been like to build that massive cathedral brick by brick or building that bridge over rushing waters. I always imagine people in the olden days before technology pushing wooden carts, selling their goods reminding me of the little village Belle from Beauty & the Beast walks through.

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Tips for Traveling to Germany

by California Globetrotter

Photo copyright dpa

Photo copyright dpa

1. Booking Your Flight

The sooner you book your flight the better. I recommend not booking your ticket at least than 3-4 months out, if not more. The farther out you book your trip, the more likely it is your flight will be cheaper. The closer you wait, the more it will jump! Germany has two big tourist seasons: summer (July-August) and then winter (December). Try to book a bit before or after these months.

September is also a big tourist season, thanks to Oktoberfest. Any attempt to come during this time and you will pay hefty prices for airline tickets and hotels, especially anywhere near Munich.

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Wordless Wednesday: Deutsche Bahn

We’re switching things up here at Wordless Wednesday and instead of sharing a regular old photo, featuring our favorite Instagram photo from the previous week every Wednesday and some of our favorite Germany-related accounts.  If you’d like to be considered for a feature, tag your photos with #myyounggermany. See you behind the camera.

Today we’re featuring another favorite account of mine, the Deutsche Bahn. If you don’t already love the German rails as much as I do, their Instagram photos might convince you.

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Welcome to Bavaria: Traveling Tips

by Claire Lovesti

Photo copyright dpa, Franz Pritz

Photo copyright dpa, Franz Pritz

For many people, visiting Bavaria is like walking into the picture of Germany you have in your head. Quaint little towns with beautiful architecture, stunning views of craggy mountains, and gleaming lakes the deepest shade of sapphire make this southern region of Germany one of the most scenic areas in the world.

If you’re visiting for the first time, there’s plenty to keep you entertained, from outdoorsy adventures to restful spa trips and learning all about the history and culture of the small villages that dot the outskirts of the impressive Alps. But before you hop on a flight, check these nine things off your to-do list — not only will it make your trip easier and maybe even save you some money, but you’ll get impossibly excited for your next adventure along the way.

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Travel in Germany: The Loreley am Rhine

by California Globetrotter

Photo copyright J.W. Alker, dpa

Loreley. Photo copyright J.W. Alker, dpa

My real first name is Lorelei. I was named after my mother’s middle name which my grandma had given to my mother. As to where my grandma found the name Lorelei, I have no idea. As to why she gave it to my mom, I also sadly have no idea. However, my father loved my mom’s middle name so much, I was blessed with the unique, very uncommon first name of Lorelei.

It wasn’t until I was in the 8th grade, when I switched from learning Spanish to German, that I learned my name was German and came with a story.  Ever since that moment, every other person upon learning that my real name isn’t just “Lori” but Lorelei, always ask me if I have ever been to, seen, or know of the Loreley am Rhine and the story behind it.

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