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Best Hotels in Black Forest, Germany

The town of Lauterbach in the Black Forest has often been used as the setting for many of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. True to form, it embraced its uniqueness with its rolling hills, half-timbered houses, and outlandish garbs. Tourists can’t help but fall in love with the beautifully preserved land. In fact, it has become the …

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11 Best German Beers to Drink in 2023

When it comes to the best beers worldwide, a German beer hall has become one of the most popular styles in recent years. They have mastered the art of creating beer in its simplest form while not sacrificing quality and your taste buds. This simplicity can be accredited to the German Beer Purity Law established in 1516, in …

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7 Stunning Bavarian Castles You Can’t Miss On Your Trip to Germany

Germany has plenty to offer travelers who want to explore the medieval castle and palaces of the entire country. Bavaria is one of the best regions that you can visit. Explore the beautiful historic castles on your own or through a guided tour. You can find these incredible palaces, castles, and fortresses amidst stunning scenery …

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Bollenhut – The Traditional German Hat

  The Bollenhut Hat What makes Germany so unique is its myriad of traditions and folk costumes – everything from colorful, playful, inspired by Christianity, or anything that is alluding to a past event. I am sure that you would have no trouble identifying Bavarian Lederhosen, am I right? Bollenhut Hat But are you also …

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Top 17 Gothic and Medieval Cities in Europe

Gothic architecture became widely popular in France during the high and late Middle Ages (12th-16th century). During the Middle Ages, the new and inspiring French style of architecture quickly spread throughout Europe. Although the French intended the gothic architecture to be used for houses, it quickly became all the craze among churches and cathedral designs. …

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Guide to Celebrating Carnival in Schramberg, Germany

The anticipation was thick in the air when we arrived mid-morning for our very first peek deep into Germany’s Black Forest where Carnival comes alive! Not the Carnival you may be thinking of with drunkenness and bead-throwing like in New Orleans, but a traditional type that has been going for centuries in the forests of …

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Cuckoo Clock Sound: From the Black Forest, Germany

A visit to the Black Forest in Germany may bring you sounds you may remember from your childhood: “Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Cuckoo!” that Cuckoo Clock Sound. Remember from an episode of the Carol Burnett show or even “In the Pink of the Night” by the Pink Panther (if you are old enough!) Are you able to …

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The Ultimate Guide to Lederhosen!

  The Ultimate Guide to Lederhosen I hope you’ve been looking forward to this as much as I have! The Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest is coming up and it’ll be a blast. So, what’s the point? Well, contrary to popular belief that your German ancestry required for entry into this festival (not really!!), we’re celebrating …

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What to Eat in Germany: Snacks, Desserts & Other Traditional Dishes

Start reading to learn about traditional German foods and an accumulated list of what to eat in Germany while you are there! As you know, Germany is nestled between the Alps, lakes, and the seas, as well as among other countries in central and western Europe. Germany is the land of poets like the famous …

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Historic Germany in the Spring! Let’s Go!

Germany is the seventh-largest country in Europe and has a population of 81 million people. It shares borders with 9 European countries and has 16 states, each with their own constitution! Who knew it was that large? I certainly didn’t when I had a chance to visit Germany on my historic Germany tour. But I …

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