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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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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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Dresden,Germany: A City Reborn

by Jim Weaver  In the closing months of World War II, allied forces conducted fire bombing raids on a number of German cities. Many were military or industries targets, but Dresden had none of these, just civilians including many thousands fleeing the war on the eastern front. Nevertheless, much of the city was distroyed and …

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Martin Luther’s Hometown Offers Tourists a Memorable Experience

by Jim Weaver It’s so important an anniversary that a single year of commemoration is not sufficient.  It’s the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation and during the decade ending in 2017 a series of events are being held to mark the anniversary. It may be helpful to know that Luther was nine years old …

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