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Staying in Hotel Am Wannsee

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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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An Encounter with History at the Wannsee Villa

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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

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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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Berlin Zoological Garden

Where Knut Was Once at Home

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Remember Knut? He was the cute polar bear, born in the Berlin Zoological Garden, who was rejected by his mother and afterwards raised by his keepers. Knut became a huge attraction, but unfortunately passed away five years later. Anyway, you guessed it: Lars and I paid a visit to the Berlin Zoological Garden. It was quite clear from the beginning…

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A Gloomy New Year’s Day in Berlin

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If you read our post about Dinant, you know that not every trip or excursion is successful. To be honest, our visit to Dinant was not a huge success due to bad planning from my side and simple bad luck. Well, a lot of bad luck. On New Year’s Day, Lars and I first decided to sleep in. We got…

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Botanical Gardens Berlin

A Sunny Afternoon in the Botanical Garden of Berlin

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As you all know by now, Lars and I like to spend the end of the year abroad. This time we chose one of our favourite cities, which is Berlin. The first day – 31 December 2016 – was a sunny and cold one. Obviously, we decided to spend that day outside and since we were not far away from…

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Awesome Aachen – Part 3

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Can you imagine that we spend a day in a very beautiful place without taking any pictures? That is simply because we were in an environment that didn’t allow any cameras: the Carolus Thermen in Aachen. What is awaiting you in this paradise? 3 thermal pools (1 inside, 2 outside), 15 saunas (dry and wet) and 3 restaurants! To be…

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