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Overlooking Baden-Baden.

The Wilds of Nature and Wellness in Baden-Baden

  by Deirdre Frost… The Black Forest National Park is one of the famous primeval woodlands in the state of Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany. With extensive habitats for many plants and wildlife species, this stunning treasure borders the Rhine Valley and is the sanctuary of ancient trees that is filled with folklore. These gentle, giant …

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Lufthansa Crew Takes Off In Traditional Bavarian Dress During Oktoberfest

By Jim Weaver During the Oktoberfest season (September 21 to October 6), Lufthansa’s cabin crew will dress in traditional costumes to get passengers in the mood to celebrate the annual Bavarian festival on flights from Munich. The special “Oktoberfest crew” are part of an ongoing tradition that has proven popular with passengers. Fourteen in-flight teams, …

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Those Were The Days: The Beatles Got Their Start In Hamburg, Germany

By Jim Weaver On August 17, 1960 the Beatles played their very first show in Germany at Hamburg‘s music club Indra (a seedy strip joint). During the following two and a half years (and 281 appearances) at various Hamburg clubs they laid the foundation for their ten year career. The once legendary Star Club, where …

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Celebrating 200 Years Of Great Stories By The Brothers Grimm

by Jim Weaver- Once upon a time, many years ago, there were two brothers, Jake and Will, and they loved a good story.  They traveled around Germany collecting folk stories that parents told their children.  The brothers published their collection “Children’s and Household Tales” in December 1812.  It contained 86 tales including classics such as …

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