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Oct 30, 2016

What is the current local time in Germany? Time Zone in Germany

What is the time in Germany? Is there daylight saving time? Find the general facts on German time. Checking the time is easy. German clocks on public buildings always tell you what time it is.

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May 15, 2016

Mosel Valley in Germany - Discover Towns, Attractions & Facts

Gently rolling hills, stunning river bends and picturesque towns - this is the beautiful Mosel valley in Germany.

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Mar 16, 2016

Germany Travel Guide - Plan your German vacations

My Germany travel guide helps you to plan your German vacations. You want to visit Germany but don't know where to start with your planning? You have many questions and find no answers? Here is the help to plan a happy journey.

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Mar 12, 2016

Major cities in Germany - Facts & pictures of German cities

Which are the major cities in Germany? Get quick info and pictures about the six largest and my favourite German cities.

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Mar 06, 2016

Trier Germany Facts - Things to do in Germany's oldest city

Visit Trier in Germany and discover famous sights including the porta nigra, amphitheatre and the cathedral

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Feb 29, 2016

German Easter Customs, Facts & Traditions

Some German Easter customs like colouring eggs, decorating with eggs, easter bunnies, egg trees have a long history. Find all information how we celebrate Easter in Germany.

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Feb 21, 2016

Eltz Castle Facts - Explore medieval Burg Eltz

Eltz castle is authentic medieval, unique, a true picture of a fairy tale castle. Find all information you need, how to get there, things to do at Burg Eltz and fascinating history facts.

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Jan 23, 2016

Frankfurt Germany Tour Guide - Things to do in & around Frankfurt

When you are looking for a Frankfurt Germany tour you have quite a lot of choices. Discover attractions, things to do in Frankfurt, and the best tours that start in Frankfurt.

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Jan 03, 2016

Gram To Cup Conversion For German Recipes

Cup conversion for German recipes, get tips for best results when you try a German recipe. German cake and cookie recipes use the metric system. How to convert recipes into US measures? What is the best flour type for baking?

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Dec 06, 2015

Saint Nicholas Day & Christmas Facts - More German Christmas Traditions

Find more facts about German Christmas traditions, see how we celebrate Saint Nicholas Day and Heilig Abend

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Nov 29, 2015

Germany Facts Newsletter

Subscribe to the news and tips from Germany ezine for stories and info about Germany.

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Oct 22, 2015

Hessen Germany - Places to Visit, Facts & Events

Hessen, a central state in Germany, offers a huge scenic diversity. Discover medieval towns, health spas, rolling hills, and experience a wide range of culture and leisure activities.

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Sep 20, 2015

Rothenburg Germany - Facts and Pictures of Rothenburg of der Tauber

Rothenburg Germany is the medieval gem on the Romantic Road. Rich in history, art and beautiful scenery, Rothenburg ob der Tauber attracts visitors from near and far.

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Sep 13, 2015

Welcome to the Germany Insider Facts Guide

The Germany facts guide is your reliable source for the most interesting facts about Germany. Discover the most beautiful destinations, find info about the German states & cities, learn about history, culture and Christmas traditions.

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Jun 04, 2015

German Currency - German Money - Best Exchange Rates For Travellers

The German currency is the Euro, the same as in 18 other European countries. Where to exchange foreign currencies? Credit card or cash while travelling in Germany?

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May 09, 2015

Oktoberfest Munich 2016 - Facts, Events, History

Oktoberfest Munich is the biggest folk festival in the world. The history dates back more than a century. For many people around the world the Oktoberfest in Germany defines German culture.

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May 09, 2015

Tips to visit Oktoberfest in Germany 2016 - Oktoberfest Tickets & Tours

You want to visit the Oktoberfest in Germany? Need tips how to get there? Looking for tours and accommodation? Find all the info you need to prepare yourself for a fantastic experience at the Munich Oktoberfest.

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Apr 10, 2015

Facts about famous and less-known German castles

Visit German castles and step back to the Middle Ages. Feel like the hero in a fairy tale, or the king of baroque. Castles in Germany are varied, mysterious and full of history.

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Dec 31, 2014

New Year's Eve in Germany - Facts & Customs about Silvester

Find out how we celebrate New Year's Eve in Germany

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Dec 01, 2014

Guide to German Christmas Markets 2016 - Facts & tips for your visit

Experience the magic of German Christmas markets which are held in nearly every town and city. Christmas markets in Germany are unique. Join a tour, or explore on your own. Historical town squares form a romantique backdrop to many markets in the country.

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Nov 16, 2014

Christmas traditions in Germany - Advent Facts & Traditions

Favourite Christmas traditions in Germany include a visit to German Christmas markets, baking yummy German Christmas cookies, and decorating the home. But there are many more traditonal Christmas customs in Germany that make December a very special time of the year.

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Jun 08, 2014

Lamboyfest Hanau 2016 - History, Facts & Pictures

Lamboyfest Hanau is one of the oldest folk festivals in Hessen. It celebrates the victory over General Guillaume de Lamboy in 1636.

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Feb 27, 2014

BahnCard - Get discount on train travel in Germany - Facts & FAQ

What is a BahnCard? How does it save money? Here you find facts and answers to questions travellers ask frequently.

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Nov 17, 2013

Frankfurt Attractions - Facts & Top Things to do in Frankfurt Germany

Introduction to the best attractions in Frankfurt and things to do. Discover historic buildings, fascinating museums, exclusive shopping, superb dining and a thrilling nightlife.

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Oct 25, 2013

Cologne Christmas Markets 2016 - Facts and Tours

Planning a visit to the Cologne Christmas market? You have the choice of seven different Christmas markets to explore in Cologne. That's worth the journey, so why don't see them all?

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Oct 25, 2013

Facts about Frankfurt Christmas Market 2016

Frankfurt Christmas market is one of the most beautiful in Hessen, and one of the oldest Christkindches markets in Germany. Visit Frankfurt for an enchanting and traditional Christmas experience

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Oct 16, 2013

German Zimtsterne Recipe - Cinnamon Stars - Christmas Cookies

Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars) are the most traditional German Christmas cookies. It is hard to imagine Weihnachten without this delicious treat.

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Oct 16, 2013

German Stollen Recipe & Facts - Quarkstollen Recipe

You can argue whether the Christmas stollen recipe with curd cheese called Quarkstollen, or a yeast stollen, based on the original Dresdner Christstollen, is the better German Christmas cake.

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Oct 16, 2013

German Butter Cookies Recipe for Christmas - Butterplätzchen - Heidesand

The result of my butter cookies recipe is tempting. Crisp and smooth, these German Christmas cookies melt in your mouth

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Oct 13, 2013

Authentic German Christmas Cookies - Facts and traditional recipes

Authentic German Christmas cookies, homemade or bought, belong to the festive season. Stollen, Lebkuchen and spritz cookies, let me introduce you to my favourite Weihnachtsplätzchen and traditional German cookie recipes from my family.

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Jul 05, 2013

Travel to Germany - EU Member States & Schengen Visa Facts

Travel to Germany to explore a beautiful country, but first, learn about the European Union member states, Schengen visa and general customs regulations.

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Jul 04, 2013

Traditional German Christmas in China - Expats celebrating Christmas abroad

Inspiring story about how German expats became innovative to create a German Christmas feeling in China.

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Jun 07, 2013

Northern Black Forest Tourist Guide - Attractions, Hotels & Map

The northern black forest is a region of contrasts. Glamourous spa towns, ancient monasteries, forests and tiny towns where you think time stands still.

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May 19, 2013

Heidelberg Castle Facts - Explore romantic Schloss Heidelberg in Germany

Heidelberg Castle is definitely the most popular castle ruin in Germany. The majestic palace sits prominently on a hill, overlooking historic Heidelberg. Schloss Heidelberg has inspired poets for centuries, no wonder it is a huge tourist attraction and well known around the world.

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May 08, 2013

Holidays in Germany - Guided Tours & Cruises - Vacations in Germany

When you plan your holidays in Germany you need answers to many questions. Where do I get German tourism information? What are the top 10 places to visit? Which are the best guided tours? I would be happy to give you answers and help you to plan your Germany vacations.

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Mar 28, 2013

Eurorail Pass - German Rail Pass - Save on Train Travel in Germany

An Eurorail Pass or a German Rail Pass saves you money on your German train journey. Get the details and find the right train pass. See when it is worth to buy a pass.

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Mar 07, 2013

Authentic German Potato Salad Recipe - German Kartoffelsalat Facts

We have more than one traditional potato salad recipe in Germany. Whether you prefer Kartoffelsalat with vinaigrette, bacon, or mayonaise, you will find a recipe on this page.

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Feb 24, 2013

Still Winter in Germany

It is end of February and it is still snowing. I am sitting on my desk, supposed to work, answer emails, however, it is much more fun to watch the birds outside my window.

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Woodpecker sitting in the snow

Dec 25, 2012

Southern Black Forest - Facts, Attractions, Hotels & Map

The southern Black Forest attracts with picturesque valleys and the highest mountains - Feldberg, Schauinsland and Belchen. Freiburg, on the southwestern edge of the black forest is an attractive city

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Dec 25, 2012

German Green Sauce - Facts about Frankfurter Grüne Soße

German green sauce, known as Frankfurter Grüne Soße, is a traditional dish in Frankfurt and Hessen. Lots of rumours and heated discussions about the origins and the one and only recipe circulate about this famous german food.

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