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Tierpark Christianental

Throwback Thursday – Tierpark Christianental


All good things come to an end and so do the posts about our summer holiday of 2015. By the way, we will not be making a long summer trip this year, but we will go abroad for shorter trips very soon! Anyway, Lars and I concluded our summer trip of two years ago in the Christianental, a beautiful valley…

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Throwback Thursday – Back To The Brocken


To go back or not to go back to the Brocken, that was the question… The Brocken is the highest mountain in the region of the Harz and North-Germany. Lars and I had had discussions in the past about visiting this mountain: it is a very touristic destination (not the aim of this website) and going there by steam train…

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Throwback Thursday – Quedlinburg


Looking back at our summer trip of 2015, Lars and I now realise that we actually crossed off some trips of our bucket list, such as driving on the Passo di Stelvio, visiting the amphitheatre of Durrës and spending some time in Slovakia. Next up was Quedlinburg. This town with more than 25.000 inhabitants is located in the north of…

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Staying in Hotel Am Wannsee


During our stay in Berlin, we called Hotel Am Wannsee our temporary home. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Wannsee station, which is both a train and an S-Bahn station. In less than 20 minutes you can find yourself in the heart of Berlin. However, this advantage can also be a disadvantage: if you happen to have a…

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Wannsee Villa

An Encounter with History at the Wannsee Villa


From the outside, it just looks like a beautiful villa… The word Wannsee refers to the big lake where the villa is located. Quite an idyllic place, wouldn’t you say? It is hard to imagine that one of the most decisive moments of World War II took place here. Ever heard of the Wannsee Conference? Wikipedia gives an elaborate definition:…

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Photo Essay – Wandering around in the Dahlem Museums


You are in Berlin and it rains. A lot. And you fancy a huge dosis of art and history. Then there is one destination that Lars and I can recommend: the Dahlem Museum Complex. The name Dahlem refers to the part of Berlin where it is located. There are three museums: the Museum für Asiatischer Kunst (Museum for Asian Art), Ethnologisches Museum…

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