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The Brandenburg Gates

7 months ago

Few monuments encapsulate the image of Germany (and Berlin) as much as the Brandenburg Gate. Of all the National Monuments in Germany, the neoclassical structure is by far the most […]

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Fort Zorndorf (Fort Sarbinowo)

8 months ago

Just across the German border, on the outskirts of Kostrzyn nad Odrą next to the former Reichsstraße 166 lie the remnants of the gigantic prussian Fort Zorndorf, one of four […]

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The Nazi Eagles of Cologne

9 months ago

Our (historical) search for Nazi eagles continues. While we thoroughly covered the history of the german heraldic eagle, from its use as the Reichsadler in the early 900s up until […]

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The Nazi Eagles of Hamburg

9 months ago

Our (historical) search for Nazi eagles continues. While we thoroughly covered the history of the german heraldic eagle, from its use as the Reichsadler in the early 900s up until […]

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Germanys last Lenin

Jun 5, 2020

It’s been 29 years since the cold war ended. The Soviet Union and its satellite states no longer exist (at least not in their communist form). Decades of frustration and […]

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The Story Behind (Allegedly) Londons Smallest Police Station

Apr 21, 2020

Trafalgar square might be one of the busiest and well known squares in London. With its giant Nelson Column, the fourth plinth, dirty pigeons and its central location, the square […]

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Stompie – Londons Soviet Tank

Jun 22, 2016

What to do in London when you’ve virtually seen everything? You go out looking for the obscure and weird. And it doesn’t get more weird than looking for an old […]

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The Columbo Statue in Budapest

May 26, 2015

If you happen to stroll through Budapests 5th District and pass by the Falk Miksa Utca, you might end up doing a double take when you spot a life size […]

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The Paris Bird Market

Feb 24, 2015

You can hear the whistles and tweets before you even reach the last step of the Cité Metro Station. If you got off at this station on a Sunday with […]

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Paris Point Zéro

Feb 17, 2015

Trampled by the hordes of tourists crossing the Place Jean-Paul II in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral lies a small piece of hidden French history – the Point Zéro. What […]

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The Tallest Jesus Statue In The World

Oct 31, 2014

 Its far too depressing to be Rio. The lack of Palm Trees and an abundance of Ukrainian Trucks could be more than a slight give away that something isn’t right. […]

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Alexandra Bookcafe Budapest (Café Párisi) – Europes most Beautiful Cafe

Jun 14, 2013

Updated Information: The Lotz Terem | Alexandra Bookcafe unexpectedly closed its doors in 2017, and in the beginning no one was really sure why. It turns out that the Alexandra […]

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L’étrange maison Arc en Ciel

Apr 12, 2013

The countryside is a strange place, especially the French countryside. If you have ever driven through the french countryside, you will know that it can be spectacularly beautiful… and empty. […]

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Traces of the Ghetto

Apr 5, 2013

“This was the Boundary of the Ghetto from the 15.9.1940 to 20.9.1941” In a side alley, hidden in a lonely courtyard seemingly forgotten by the main stream tourist guides, lies […]

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Tierärztliche Klinik Domäne Karthaus

Feb 25, 2013

Over the Christmas Holidays I had the chance to spend some time with the in-laws at the Dutch/German border in Nordrhein Westfalen. Now as a “Bavarian” by Birth and a […]

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Völkerschlachtdenkmal

Oct 29, 2012

There are several things Germans do better than the rest. You have the old (true) stereotypes of Beer, Cars, and Bureaucracy – but there’s something else which has remained a […]

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Sziget Festival 2012

Aug 27, 2012

Ever since I heard about the Sziget Festival – a good 10 years ago – I knew I had to go. The combination of it having a fantastic lineup (snoop […]

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St Stephens Basilica

Jul 16, 2012

Last year after walking by the St Stephens Basilica in Budapest, I had the chance “take part” in the traditional Easter Mass.  The Catholic Easter Mass in Budapest is the […]

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The Search For Bozo Texino

May 11, 2012

A few years back I was living out west in Arizona – more specifically in Chandler, a small suburb on the outskirts of Phoenix. Aside from tumbleweeds there’s nothing out […]

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Bastei – The Bastei Bridge

May 8, 2012

What to do on May Day in Berlin? After 4 years the best answer to this question is: Leave the City and go out for a nice drive in the […]

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The 5 Do’s and Dont’s of Budapest

Apr 18, 2012

Ive recently had a few people ask me if I had any suggestions about what to see and do in Budapest, and seeing as I just spent 10 days in Paris of […]

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The Buran Space Shuttle

Mar 28, 2012

I spent last winter back in Moscow again with my family and through a stroke of luck I managed to find the Buran Space Shuttle – well at least one of […]

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Solutré-Pouilly – The Rock Of Solutré

Mar 19, 2012

 As the weather in Lyon was hitting +20C, we decided to take to the road and drive out into the countryside with our sites set to explore the region. after […]

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Looking for Chinatown in Lyon

Mar 6, 2012

On my flight from Berlin to Lyon, I read in a magazine (not sure if it was the Easyjet Magazine) – that Lyon had the 3rd largest China Town in […]

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The Great Moscow State Circus – The Bolshoi Circus

Dec 20, 2010

So we managed to get some tickets to The Great Moscow State Circus – and I must say it was quite an experience. I hate circuses to be quite honest […]