A mist hangs over the valleys, rising hazily over the meadows and rivers. Silently snaking its way along the narrow streets of the old town, conquering the entire place and silently passing by the windows. Then, a light drizzle sets in, falling gently from the grey clouds.
“When the Romans grew impertinent, they headed to Germany’s North” – some people in Germany still remember this line from a satirical folk song. During their conquest the Roman troops also attempted to seize the north of Germany. But they did not foresee a certain defender: Arminius.
Wuppertal 1950: The circus Althoff is in town and wants to use the unique suspension railway for a publicity stunt. When the circus director and his young elephant waited at the train station for the incoming train, no one could have foreseen that this day would go down in the city’s history.
A lot of people in continental Europe know the story of the baron riding a cannonball, the duck hunt or the horse that was stuck on top of a church as well as the respective literary or movie adaptions.
To cross the Alps on the E5 long distance path: an undertaking that excites many passionate long distance hikers – such as me. For about a week I will be on the way from Germany across Austria to Italy, facing all the challenges that the Alps have to offer.
Green meadows, dairy cows and dairies – that is how the Allgaeu is known today. But the tradition of dairy farming is just over 150 years old. The Allgaeu’s rise to the center of cheese production goes back to one very ambitious man: Carl Hirnbein.
Deceleration – a word we have all heard in many different contexts. But what does it really mean? I would like to tell you how, thanks to a good friend, I found out what deceleration means to me and how important it can be.
He dreamed of flying and conquering the sky. In the 19th century most people regarded flying as a delusional fantasy. But for Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin from Baden-Wuerttemberg it became reality. Today the “Fool from Lake Constance” is celebrated as the founder of airship aviation.
The district of Sendling has been part of the city of Munich since 1877. But of course this former farming village has been around for much longer. Today we find many things in Sendling that are just as important for the district today as they were back then.
“Whoever is talking just as his mouth has grown, is a man without wrong, is a straight Bavarian.“ (Bavarian saying)
Munich is a city in which a unique attitude to life emerges, and the Munich resident shows this attitude to life every day in his actions and thoughts.
There are events in life that one cannot dream of or even imagine. These usually happen just like that and sometimes even turn the previous life by 180 degrees. For some it can be a curse and for others a blessing.
Although at first it seems as if chic ambience has replaced old established ones, the picturesque hostel cottages, neighbourly hospitality and small alleys still define the appearance and ambience of Wiener Platz today.
Gastronomy – what does that even mean? If you research the meaning of the word, the word is derived from the ancient Greek "gastronomía", which means "the teaching of the belly". But if we think about it, gastronomy means so much more to people.
Northern Germany’s highest mountain and meeting place of witches during Walpurgis Night – The Brocken is a well-known site. But the Cold War left its marks on the “Mountain of the Germans”. The steaming Brocken Railway takes visitors effortlessly up to the forest-free hilltop.
When we think of celebrities who live or have lived in Munich, we are most likely to think of one of the countless football professionals of FC Bayern Munich. But did you also know that Freddie Mercury once lived in the Bavarian capital?