Category archives: Germany

Why there is no better place to spend your summer than Berlin

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A friend recently asked me: “Why do you always talk about cities as if they were guys!?” I hadn’t even noticed but I guess it’s true. And no, I don’t know the reason but it always seems apt. When I moved to Berlin just over six months ago, I doubted I would still be here today. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always liked it, the freedom, the parties, the colours –[...]

That one night I was stuck on a lonely island

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Islands suck and the story I’m about to tell you is a bit ridiculous, mainly because I’m to blame for the drama. A couple of weekends ago I traveled to lake Chiemsee in Bavaria for a story on the love affair between islands, lakes and castles in the area. I thought it’d be a brilliant idea to convince the right people to let me stay in a small room that[...]

Berlin's best ice-cream parlors

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It is June, so summer is finally here - at least if you live in the northern hemisphere. It might not seem like summer has reached all of Europe yet; just yesterday I asked my flatmate if she wanted to turn the heating back on, and a few days ago I dug up the old winter boots to battle the rain - Glasgow, I love you anyways. But, I know deep down in my heart[...]

Unwind in Berlin: A weekend retreat at Storchenhof

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It doesn't have to take hours on end to travel to a place that catapults you into a parallel universe. In fact, sometimes the most serene of all oases can be a short train ride away. And sometimes, just sometimes, it takes a mere 48 hours to calm down the buzz in your head. When I stepped into the old farm-house of a stork farm in Groß Pankow, Brandenburg ([...]

5 cool things to see in Dresden

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It is no secret, that Dresden, in the valley of the river Elbe, belongs to the most beautiful cities in Germany. Despite that it often looses out against its bigger siblings Munich, Hamburg or Berlin. Back in the days, it gained importance in the 18th century, when most of the city's most iconic buildings were built, like Frauenkirche (Women's Church) or Zwi[...]

Hotels we love: Wyndham Grand in Berlin

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At this stage I have quite a bit of travel experience under my belt and I've slept my way through countless hotel beds, comfy ones, not so comfy ones and occasionally truly incredible ones. In fact, quite often I look forward to a night at a nice hotel more than my own bed, because a quality establishment knows what makes people happy between 10pm and 8a[...]

All the World's a stage – A mini holiday at home.

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I'm a big city girl and always have been ever since I graduated from high school and moved to Hamburg. However whenever I travel I find myself drawn to little beach towns, charming villages, and the countryside in equal measure as well. To me these little, everyday places are not only worthwhile to visit, but also worthwhile to write about. That is, when the[...]

The Travelettes' Guide to St Peter Ording

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I have a confession to make. Even though I've traveled well over 50 countries and will usually always devote every bit of free time to go abroad and explore, I know next to nothing about the country I live and grew up in. That's a rightful shame because I know for a fact that Germany has a lot more to offer than just an awesome capital. It was only when I wa[...]

Top 6 things to do in Berlin during summer

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Berlin in summer is Berlin at its best. It's one of those cities where locals will avoid venturing far because they know that few other cities will provide the same amount of open air entertainment. With over 100 lakes, many of which are suitable for swimming, there is no need to board planes and trains to the ocean, all it takes is a €2,60 S-bahn ticket or [...]

Western Germany by Bicycle

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Have you ever heard about the Germanic heroic poem The Song of the Nibelungs? It tells the story of a hero (Siegfried) who tricks a mighty queen into marrying his brother-in-law and successively gets entangled in a web of jealousy, backstabbing and revenge. But that's not what actually fascinated me about these stories. I was much more intrigued by Siegfried[...]