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Germany

Berlin--After the Wall

Berlin–After the Wall

Peter L. Rothholz, November 15th 2010 Just twenty years after The Wall came down, Berlin, more than any other world capital, is a city of the twenty-first century. And yet, like Janus of Roman mythology, it simultaneously looks both into the future and into the past. The dismantling of The Wall resulted in an enormous […]

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Upper Middle Rhine Valley

Cruising on the 'romantic Rhine' in Bonn

Cruising on the ‘romantic Rhine’ in Bonn

By Sanskrity Sinha | November 6, 2010 4:39 AM EDT You might go cruising on River Rhine, better known for river cruises in Europe; you will find many cruise operators at your service too. But what we suggest you to do on the mighty Rhine is little atypical with foreign tourists, as they mostly prefer […]

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Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg: A postcard-pretty German town

Quedlinburg: A postcard-pretty German town

By Pary Smith Quedlinburg has everything visitors look for when they want to experience Old Europe — a castle with an outdoor cafe; cobbled, narrow streets; an array of church spires; countless red tile rooftops; and hundreds of half-timbered buildings that earned Quedlinburg’s old town a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. I toured […]

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Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust

Augustusburg Palace a marvel of over-the-top rococo styling

Augustusburg Palace a marvel of over-the-top rococo styling

‘Intimate’ summer castle has 120 rooms By John Masters, Special to Vancouver Courier “Clemens August built this palace,” our guide, Vanessa Krohn, tells us, “because his palace in Bonn was too big.” This one, called Augustusburg, is a mere 120 rooms. The Bonn one, now used by the University of Bonn, was much larger. August […]

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Germany

Cathedrals to coal mines

Cathedrals to coal mines

Western Germany’s World Heritage Sites from A to Z By TORONTO SUN; PAM DAVIES There are World Heritage Sites we’ve come to expect — magnificent cathedrals, resplendent palaces. Among Germany’s 33 World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO, there are four gems in the northwest that live up to that and more. From A to Z […]

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