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Where to go in Germany part 11: Berlin-Brandenburg

We reach our final installment of this series. *tear* I’ve saved my favorite for last, but we have to get through Brandenburg first. There’s not much in Brandenburg. If you put “brandenburg” into Google, one of the top video hits … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 10: Thüringen & Sachsen-Anhalt

In the interest of finishing this series this year, I’ve combined these two states into a single post. Sadly, eastern Germany has a lot of cities of historic interest, and lovely scenery, but not as dense as western. Much has … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 9: Saxony

Saxony is the southeasternmost state of Germany. It borders Poland to the east and the Czech Republic to the south. Along the Czech border are the Lausitz (Lusatian) mountains and the Erz (Ore) mountains. Saxon Switzerland is also a beautiful … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 8: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the first of the former GDR states I’ll be discussing. It’s the northernmost of them, bordering the Baltic Sea and Poland. I asked a German acquaintance on Twitter if there’s anything to see in MV, and he said … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 7: Hamburg & Schleswig-Holstein

These are getting spaced further out; I apologize. These are places I haven’t been, and I find it difficult to muster enthusiasm. Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and the eighth-largest in Europe. It’s situated in the middle of … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 6: Lower Saxony & Bremen

Sorry for the delay in this series; a bit of life intervened. The city of Bremen is actually a city-state. (There are three independent city-states in Germany: Bremen, Hamburg, and Berlin.) It also includes the town of Bremerhaven, which just … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 5: The Rhine, NRW

We’re heading back west to visit the Rhine and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Taking a Rhine cruise is enjoyable in nice weather. It runs the whole way from Mainz to Cologne, but you can get on or off at any of … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 4: Bavaria

When most Americans think about Germany, they picture Lederhosen, buxom barmaids, and picturesque mountains. That’s found mostly in Bavaria. There’s a joke that Bavaria is kind of like Texas: big states, largely rural, more conservative and religious than other states … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 3: Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg the the southwestern-most state in Germany. It borders France, Switzerland, and Bavaria. It is a mountainous state and home to the Black Forest. It’s the place people think of, along with Bavaria, when they hear “Germany.” (Culturally, the Swabians … Continue reading

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Where to go in Germany part 2: Rhein-Pfalz

The Rheinland-Pfalz is west of Hessen, and easily accessible by train from Frankfurt. It’s the home of German wine, along the Rhine and Moselle valleys. Similarly to Hessen, the Pfalz is a hilly region with river valleys. The Pfalz is … Continue reading

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