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Day 8 - Catch up and Wind down, Leipzig, Germany travel blog

Day 8 - Catch up and Wind down

A travel blog entry by dazandkim

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We met Jay at his hotel and he was in the middle of packing up his bags, as the hotel was making them move out of the room he had and move to another room. We helped him packing and then discovered that there was a box on the bed. I asked Jay what was ...

The Rhine & Mosel Rivers, Bacharach, Germany travel blog

The Rhine & Mosel Rivers

A travel blog entry by eric

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... - hand-written notes in the windows listing some date in March. Every few miles along the Rhine is a new castle.  Germany as a country is the unification of numerous city-states ruled by nobles.  Feudalism thrived here.  One of the most ...

Getting shafted in the salt mine, Berchtesgaden, Germany travel blog

Getting shafted in the salt mine

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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So today, on the recommendation of my father, I took a tour of the salt mines for which Salzburg is named.  Before I go on, I would like to compliment the tour operators at Panorama Tours.  They are excellent, well organized, informative and ...

Day 7 - Closing Ceremony, Leipzig, Germany travel blog

Day 7 - Closing Ceremony

A travel blog entry by dazandkim

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Today started slow as it was a very late night (or should I say morning). Very hard getting used to it still being daylight at 10pm at night. We went into town and had brunch and then went and sat in the market place where the team were supposed to be ...

The mad king's lair.  Castle Neuswanstein, Munich, Germany travel blog

The mad king's lair. Castle Neuswanstein

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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So early this morning I awoke so excited!! I had booked a tour of the most famous castle in the world.  Castle Neuswanstein!!  This castle was used by Walt Disney as the model for the "Sleeping beauty castle" which is the centerpiece of the ...

Zero hour, 9am, Frankfurt, Germany travel blog

Zero hour, 9am

A travel blog entry by zullyzazaza

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Walking through a near empty Frankfurt airport, I find a spot to change some euros and head to the nearest coffee shop.  The Lufthansa flight was interesting in that, for the first time in easily fifteen years, i was given metal cutlery to use ...

A morbid compulsion, Dachau, Germany travel blog

A morbid compulsion

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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Concentration camps.  Even the words create images of death and torture.  As a young child I remember learning about the holocaust during ww2.  But I never in my wildest imagination could fathom the depth of human suffering that could ...

Day 4 - Day 2 of Competition, Leipzig, Germany travel blog

Day 4 - Day 2 of Competition

A travel blog entry by dazandkim

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It was a bit rainy and overcast today, so we decided to do a tour around Leipzig on a hop on, hop off Big Red Bus. It would have been very interesting if we had of known what the guy was saying as he was doing the tour in German. It was only when we ...

Day 3 - Day 1 of Competition, Leipzig, Germany travel blog

Day 3 - Day 1 of Competition

A travel blog entry by dazandkim

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After our night at the Opening ceremony, all we wanted to do was sleep, but that did not happen. Bolt awake at 7am so we decided to get going early and head into the city after breakfast. We checked out the shopping centre that is ...

Bavaria's Romantic Road, Rothenburg, Germany travel blog

Bavaria's Romantic Road

A travel blog entry by eric

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... of the cities destroyed by WWII.  However, Prince Bishop’s Residenz survived.  One of the best palaces found in Germany.  Rococo interior with Baroque, sculpted gardens.  Is it as grand as Vienna?  No.  But still ...

The Kindness of Strangers, Rotenburg, Germany travel blog

The Kindness of Strangers

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... there was no train at the platform that had been indicated on our itinerary. The train was late? This just wasn't possible in Germany where everything runs on time! So Martin went to the conductor of the train on the adjoining platform and asked him if ...

Berlin Mayhem, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Berlin Mayhem

A travel blog entry by madman96

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We wake up and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at an outdoor café overlooking the same river we sat by yesterday.  It quickly feels as though we have seen each other plenty since college and I'm enjoying my time outside yet again.  We ...

Nobody's Right If Everybody's Wrong, Nuremberg, Germany travel blog

Nobody's Right If Everybody's Wrong

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... in the city's main square there were masses of German and England fans all happily co-existing and having a good time. And, of course, Germany winning makes things great for us, as now we're set to meet Ecuador in the fourth round and we won't see ...

Bubu's Berlin, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Bubu's Berlin

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... beyond generous, and work life is designed to support family needs. This liberal and fair system refuted our historical image of Germany. Bubu had purchased a piece of cheese ironically called the exact obscure last-name of her and Ann, which we carried ...

The adventure begins, Munich, Germany travel blog

The adventure begins

A travel blog entry by davefremland

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Well, after an 11 hour train ride, I finally arrived in Munich at about 7:00 this morning. The police were randomly checking passports and I got stopped and questioned for about 3 minutes while the nice cop lady looked in vain for the entry stamp in my ...

Day 6 - Final Day of Competition, Leipzig, Germany travel blog

Day 6 - Final Day of Competition

A travel blog entry by dazandkim

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Today was an amazing day! It was the last day of competition and all the supporters were prepared, with flags, kangaroos, clackers to go around to the final minutes of each competitor and make some noise. It was going to be difficult, as the venue is ...

...the most exotic thing out there., Munich, Germany travel blog

...the most exotic thing out there.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... I mean... I have been many times to Munich over the last ten years or so, and it is a city I actually quite enjoy. Germany is maybe not the most exotic thing out there, but this part of Germany, being so close to the Bavarian Alps and the ...

For than just a cake..., Freiburg, Germany travel blog

For than just a cake...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... the history of Australia, Strasbourg, in my opinion, has fallen short in every respect. Firstly, 10km over the border from Germany, everything is significantly more expensive. Killing me. I don't know about you, but after paying 1.50 euro for ...

Looking for Freedom, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Looking for Freedom

A travel blog entry by danly

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... from all different times in Berlin’s history.  We were shown statues and buildings from during the communist times in East Germany like a large sculpture of Marx and Engels and the huge TV Tower which was built during this time and remains the ...

Kaka..., Munich, Germany travel blog

Kaka...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... 's Vanny Van Van Van is also home to such a person. Anyway, that stuff certainly doesn't seem to happen anywhere else in germany except munich. In fact, the lederhosen count at the moment reads: munich 24 - rest of germany 2. The rest of germany has a ...

Fairytales and Madmen, Munich, Germany travel blog

Fairytales and Madmen

A travel blog entry by danly

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... station who was a young American girl (all our tour guides seem to be American) who had studied German history before coming to Germany.  The castle is about two hours outside of Munich in the Bavarian countryside so we had to catch a few trains and ...

You're killing me..., Bamburg, Germany travel blog

You're killing me...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... be remembered. The finest of the Rheingau's Jagerschnitzel and Rose was enjoyed as we overlooked the sweeping vineyards of Germany's Riesling Trail. Reuly the finest meal we have enjoyed in Germany, complete with must needed salad. Many thanks again ...

Australia - last 16 of the world, Stuttgart, Germany travel blog

Australia - last 16 of the world

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... And so to the Top 5. Well, while we're on food, we may as well stick with it. Reflecting on the food so far in germany, one thing dominates my mind - meat. Just a whole heap of meat. Sure = there's sometimes bread and cheese, but it seems it's all ...

Just let me sleep..., Heidelberg, Germany travel blog

Just let me sleep...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... the raucous displays of the previous night - a night borne from 2 german goals and 0 swedish goals. Towns go silly when germany plays. Unfortunately, we normally get taken for the ride. Today is an alone day, no doubt. A much needed alone day. ...

The Calm Before The Storm, Berlin, Germany travel blog

The Calm Before The Storm

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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Quote of the Moment "I'm not saying I was directly responsible for the fall of the Berlin Wall, just that I made a contribution through the gift of music" - David Hasslehoff. We've just spent a quality two days in Berlin with Karim and Polly, who ...

The Jewel of Germany, Dresden, Germany travel blog

The Jewel of Germany

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... focus of the holiday weekend, I asked Karina her thoughts on the Berlin Wall coming down/the reunification of East and West Germany. She does remember the events (though she was only 9/10 at the time). She recalls that her mother was particularly happy ...

Wunderbar, Berlin, Germany travel blog

Wunderbar

A travel blog entry by danly

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Daniel here again, Well we have been in Berlin for a few days now and not really done much except relax.  The last two days everything has been shut because it is a long weekend here so we haven’t had the opportunity to do much.  We ...

München mag Dich., Munich, Germany travel blog

München mag Dich.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I am back in Munich for the third time in about 3 months. It is work this time as well, so unfortunately no time to visit the Bavarian Alps (as kind of promised back in July). Next time maybe??? Heck, what a boring blog entry, not even a photo of ...

Across the Border to Germany, Rotenburg, Germany travel blog

Across the Border to Germany

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... "again, please!" Ulrike has lived in Rotenburg all her life. Heiko came to Rotenburg from the northeast (located in the former East Germany). His grandfather came from Poland and was in the Polish army. During WWI he was sent to a German POW camp, ...

The World Cup dream of the Devil of the Death, Munich, Germany travel blog

The World Cup dream of the Devil of the Death

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... , but there is always google. This name is, without a doubt, the finest name of all the campervans containing Australians in all of Germany. And let me tell you, there are a bloody heap. And not only campervans, but everywhere. That's right. Well, at ...

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