Travel

Hiking, Travel

Hiking up the Kampenwand in Germany – insider tip

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In this article I’d like to introduce to you one of my favorite hiking trails I walk almost every year. Usually, I use this trail as a preparation for upcoming hikes I do during the summer and the fall. The great thing about the Kampenwand is the fact that this place is not crowded like other tourist places in Germany. And this is a possibility for you to spend a great time hiking to that place. Therefore, I consider this place as an insider tip and if you look for things to do in Germany, especially in southern Bavaria, this outdoor activity might be interesting for you. So read on, folks. (more…)

Travel

Fun Things To Do In New Jersey – guest post

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There’s no shortage of talk about tourism in the state of New York. Primarily because of New York City, it’s a destination people look into from all over the world, and at this point there are virtually innumerable articles about what to do there. But what about New Jersey? New York’s neighbor to the south tends to attract far less attention, and understandably so. But through beautiful nature, revamped coastal cities, and unique beach areas, it’s quietly become a very attractive destination on the United States’ East Coast. If that sounds interesting to you, or if you’re curious about the area but would rather avoid the sprawl of New York City, read on for a few fun things to do in New Jersey. (more…)

General, Insider tips for Germany, Travel

6 German folk festivals besides Oktoberfest

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The Oktoberfest in Munich is the biggest folk festival in Germany and it’s the most famous fair in the world. That’s why this folk festival goes beyond the borders of Germany. For instance, only in the United States there are over 100 copies of the original German Oktoberfest taking place. Meanwhile, there is even in China an Oktoberfest in the city called Qingdao Allegedly, the Oktoberfest in Cincinnati, called “Oktoberfest Zinzinnati” ist the best of all US copies. I’ve never been in Cincinnati and I cannot compare it with the German original. And if I even would have been in Cincinnati, I could not compare it because I never went to the Oktoberfest in Munich. The reason for that is, that to me as a German, Oktoberfest is nothing special because there a lot of folk festivals spreading across Germany. Actually, almost every German town and city has its own fair. Therefore, I would like to introduce to you some other famous folk festivals in Germany which are at least as good as Oktoberfest. (more…)

Germany, Travel

Traveling by train in Germany

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The Germans have different opinions about the German railway company, called Deutsche Bahn [dɔʏtʃə ba:n]. A lot of them love to travel with the “Bahn”, how it’s called in Germany. On the other hand, a lot of people cursing it as unpunctual, as dirty, with bad service, and with a fare system which nobody understands. But in defence of the Deutsche Bahn I need to say that the Germans tend to complain and to grumble often. That’s why we in Germany have a saying, that the Germans have a so-called “whining gene”. Besides that, opinions are very subjective, and if you consider it more objectively, you will find that to travel by train in Germany is not as bad as it’s been told. I’ve been traveling for a couple of years by train across Germany and had mostly good experiences. In this article I’d like to give you some information about traveling by train in Germany. (more…)

France, Travel

Things to do in Marseille – Château d’If

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Have you ever read the book “The Count of Monte Cristo” by the great french writer Alexandre Dumas? If so, you surely remember the beginning of the story as the protagonist Edmond Dantès was imprisoned in the prison called Château d’If. To visit this place was for me something special as I loved to read “The Count of Monte Cristo”. After you’ve read this article, maybe you would feel the pleasure to read the book too and then to visit this Château to get close with this thrilling adventure novel. So read on, folks.
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