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Germany Today

About the size of Montana but home to Western Europe's largest population, Germany is in many ways a land of contradictions. The land of "Dichter...

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Top Reasons to Go to Germany

Castles: Majestic palaces such as Neuschwanstein seem straight out of a fairy tale. Fun Cities: You can party all night in Berlin or soak...

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World War II Sites

Germany's darkest days began with Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933. Hitler led Germany into war in 1939 and perpetrated the darkest crimes...

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Being Outdoors

The Germans have a long-standing love affair with Mother Nature. The woods, as well as the mountains, rivers, and oceans, surface repeatedly...

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Quintessential Germany

If you want to get a sense of contemporary German culture and indulge in some of its pleasures, start by familiarizing yourself with the rituals...

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Berlin, Capital City

Berlin was the capital of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich before being divided after World War II. The...

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Imbibe in a Beer Garden

As soon as the sun comes out, beer gardens sprout all over Germany. With as much sunshine per year as Anchorage, Alaska, the Germans know a...

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Discovering Your German Ancestors

More than 51 million Americans claim German ancestry, and many of these Americans have a strong desire to trace their long-lost roots. The first...

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Traditional German Food

Traditional German cuisine fell out of fashion several decades ago, and was replaced by Italian and Mediterranean food, Asian food, and Middle...

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About German Beers

Beer, or "liquid bread" as it was described by medieval monks who wanted to avoid God's anger, is not just a vital element of German cuisine...

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About German Wines

Germany produces some of the finest white wines in the world. Although more and more quality red wine is being produced, the majority of German...

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Where to Stay in Germany

When it comes to hotels, Germans do it right. Whether budget and spare, or luxurious and opulent, German lodgings tend to be wonderfully spic...

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