Berlin, Brandenburger Tor & Reichstag – Germany
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Seat of Power. During the Cold War the West German parliament  seated in Bonn. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, all the power went back to the Reichstag. It’s at a walking distance from the Brandenburger Tor. Most people … Read More

Leipzig, the Battle of the Nations – Germany
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Völkerschlachtdenkmal. This monument was erected to remember the defeat of Napoleon at Leipzig. It was not only Prusian but a coalition of 4 nations. One can climb this structure of 91 metres. Alternatively, one can have a look at it … Read More

Berlin, Tiergarten & Holocaust monument – Germany
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Reflections. Near the Reichstag, the seat of the German government, there are two places you can reflect your thoughts and deeds. The first is the Tiergarten. It is a large park in the center of Berlin. If you walk here, … Read More

Bonn – Marktplatz near the City Hall – Germany
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Marktplatz. Near the City Hall of Bonn you will find a market place. When we visited Bonn, there were a few food stalls in the middle of this 11th century old square. It made the place more lively. Looking at … Read More

Lorsch, an Unesco site village – Germany
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Lorsch. The Abbey of Losch was very wealthy during the Carolingian Empire and it had possessions spread through the Holy German ‘Reich’. Some of these possessions are in the Netherlands and some as far south as the Bodensee. Unfortunately after … Read More

Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach’s church – Germany
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Bach. The St. Thomas church is one of the two main churches of Leipzig. It was here where Bach entertained the people of Leipzig during the mass. In front of this church there is a statue of Johann Sebastian Bach. … Read More

Berlin, city trip in the old capital of Prussia – Germany
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Berlin. Berlin is a capital city, not only of Germany but also of Prussia. Germany did not really excist before 1870. Prussia was the largest and most powerful of the German speaking countries. Also on Travelharts.com. Check out our photo … Read More

Berlin, The wall that divided East and West – Germany
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The Wall. Just after the Berlin airlift, when Kennedy said “Ich bin ein Berliner”, the U.S.S.R accepted that West Berlin remained in hands of Britain, France and the United States of America. On the morning of 13 August 1961 the West German State secured … Read More

Cochem, looking down on the city
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The monastery. When going to Cochem, everybody visits the castle. It is a nice climb to the top. But most people do not know that in medieval times the monastery was equally important. When you climb to the monastery, you … Read More

Bonn, Metropol movie theatre transformed into bookstore – Germany
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The Metropol. In the early days of the movies people gathered in the movie theaters for a night out. Most of them had art deco interiors. During the last part of the 20th century movie theaters became bigger. 6 or … Read More

Hannover, wander around in this Prussian city – Germany
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Only for a day. When we decided to drive to Eastern Europe by car, it meant we had to drive long distances. To make it doable for our 3-year-old we splitted the drive into sections. Hannover became one of our … Read More

Cochem, jewel of the river Moselle – Germany
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Cochem. Cochem is one of German’s most beautiful places to be. This picturesque city is located at the river Moselle and there are many vinyards in the area. English painters, like Stanfield and Turner, have made this place famous outside … Read More

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