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WeinMünchen

WeinMünchen (Prater Island, Munich) — with Bavaria province long-famed for its beer, the WeinMünchen event is for wine lovers. The annual spring expo is Munich’s premier wine event (held in early April), with over 100 exhibitors specializing in still wines, sparkling wines, spirits, olive oil, and gourmet food.     With thousands of visitors drawn […]

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Tropical Islands

Tropical Islands (Tropical-Islands-Allee 1 – near Berlin) – this is an unusual theme park. During Berlin’s cold months, local families come to this giant biosphere (a former aircraft-building facility), located about an hour south of Berlin, that is a large tropical temperatured water park — with water slides, waterfalls, palm trees and even sand. There […]

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Sporting Club Berlin

Sporting Club Berlin (Parkallee 3, Bad Saarow): este curso se encuentra al sureste de Berlín (justo al lado de la ruta 246 este). Con 63 hoyos masivos, incluido un campo diseñado por el legendario Nick Faldo (y otro por Arnold Palmer), esta obra maestra está diseñada pensando en el golfista serio. Con bunkers audaces y […]

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Sony Center

Sony Center (Potsdamer Platz, Berlin) – during the Cold War, this entertainment center would not have existed, since it’s located in areas taken up by East and West Berlin (which was divided by the infamous Berlin Wall). With the end of the Cold War, Sony built this futuristic-looking facility in 2000 – complete with an […]

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Primus Linie / Frankfurt River Cruise

Primus Linie / Frankfurt River Cruise – this tour company offers various cruises up and down the Rhine River from Frankfurt (from day cruises, to dinner cruises). While the daytime cruises offer visitors an opportunity to become geographically more familiar with Frankfurt (and see castles and other historical sights outside the city), a nighttime cruise […]

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Olympiastadion

Olympiastadion (Olympischer Platz 3, Charlottenburg, Berlin) – this is the arena where the 1936 Summer Olympics took place (where famed athlete Jesse Owens won four Gold medals). This stadium, which seats 74,000 spectators, underwent a renovation in time for the 2006 World Cup. It’s the current home to the Hertha BSC football club, along with […]

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Oktoberfest (Munich)

Oktoberfest (Munich) – this is the world’s largest beer fest held annually in Munich from late September to the first weekend of October. This event, held in an area called Theresiewiese (near the city center of Munich) is a tradition that goes back to the early 1800s. Over 6 million visitors currently attend Oktoberfest – […]

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Loxx Museum

Loxx Museum (Grunerstrasse 20, Berlin) – this museum is great for families with small children. Its 3,000 m2 showrooms has lively miniature scenes of the city of Berlin (including traffic with the Berlin S-Bahn, regional and long-distance trains, historical steamers as well as the high-speed ICE, and even the airport). Loxx is reputed to have […]

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Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz

Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz (Matthäikirchplatz 6, Berlin) – The Berlin Kulturforum, with its museums, concert halls, libraries and institutes, is one of the most important cultural sites of Germany. Many well-known and unique institutions are located here, including the New National Gallery, designed by architect Mies van der Rohe, and the Philharmonie and Chamber Music Hall […]

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Hofbrauhaus

Hofbrauhaus (Platzl 9, Munich) – this famed beer hall, located in the center of Munich, was originally built in 1598 by Bavarian Duke Maximilian I (who made beer available to the masses, unlike the times before him, where it was only sold to the well-off). Hofbrauhaus includes an inn, a ballroom, and a beer garden. […]