Germany

Hotels we love: Bleiche Spreewald

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Do you know that strange feeling when you look yourself in the eyes and realise that you’ve been completely out of touch with yourself and your body for way too long? The latter might somehow be functioning because it always does and you go about your daily business, or businesses. It may be when you step out of the shower, put sun screen on your legs and it[...]

10 great tours to experience Berlin in an unusual way

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You've seen Mauerpark, Berghain and Brandenburger Tor, and now you're wondering what else is there to do in the exciting, vibrant city of Berlin. How about a guided tour? The German capital has a lot more to offer than the standard hop-on-and-off tours you were forced to do with your parents or on school trips. Here are some of my favorite Berlin city tou[...]

Traveling sustainably: A Green trip to Hamburg

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We all know it: traveling is a wonderful thing. Period. But it is often also full of contradictions and dilemmas. To me, some of the biggest of these are to justify all the pollution and problems it can cause. To put it bluntly, I wonder often if we have to harm our planet in order to discover its beauty. I don’t know; one sounds antithetical to the other, d[...]

Escape to Sylt island for a girls' weekend away

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I seem to be discovering a new side to Germany every week at the moment and loving it! Last month, I headed to Norderney to eat and sleep and sauna; this time the guys from Airbnb invited me on a trip to get to know the island of Sylt through locals' eyes. We discovered a bunch of places that - along with the seaside air - immediately made my mind go wild an[...]

24 hours of Bavaria - Sleepless in South Germany

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I’ve got a confession for you today: I’m quite German. At least that’s what my passport says and my family told me. I’ve been asking for some multi-cultural stories from far away ancestors for a while now, but none of my folks could tell me any of those yet. I gotta face it: they might simply not exist. No crazy Mexican uncle, cooking me the worlds best taco[...]

Hotels We Love: Inselloft Norderney

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Like a lot of German 90s kids, I have a special relationship with the North Sea in Germany’s northwest. My family spent a beautiful summer holiday there, surrounded by baby seals, legendary tidal flats and tons of sandy shells that all made it home (to my mother’s dismay). The North Sea is known and loved for its fairly rough climate; it’s often windy, cold[...]

Planty places to escape to in Berlin

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The end of Berlin's winter has a tendency to stretch out like chewing gum. And this one does not taste like strawberries or some tropical fruit mix (well, not that any chewing gum actually does), it's more like the old gum, that has been stuck under your favourite shoe for far too long. Grey and gross. Point is: it's time to get rid of it and the pale, c[...]

How do you travel in an Eco-friendly Way?

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Traveling and thinking green may not seem like they go very well together (at least that's what I thought for a long time) but thankfully, Berlin freelancers Anna Schunck and Marcus Werner founded the German online magazine Viertel \ Vor this year and have since taught me otherwise. They have moved out to the countryside in beautiful Brandenburg and are docu[...]

Berlin Lifestyle - how 10 randomly chosen Berliners work, travel and dress

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If you’re an avid reader of this website, you’ll have noticed a great little series we are currently running on the subject of „The New Style Of Business… IN MY CITY“ . The theme was suggested to us by HUAWEI, who have just launched the campaign for their new HUAWEI MateBook, a slim, super stylish and ultra-multitasking cross between tablet and laptop. [...]

A perfect family getaway weekend in Usedom

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It doesn't always have to be Thailand. Or Mexico. Or Portugal. Sometimes one only need look to one's own little country to find the perfect beach break. In our case, we tried Usedom, a small island in Northern Germany, right in the Baltic Sea. It's one of those things: everyone goes every year and often has done since they were kids. Especially once t[...]