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Savoring Life – Our February/March 2016 Issue

Savoring Life – Our February/March 2016 Issue

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Eating is far more than a biological necessity. Sure, we need the nutrients and calories to fuel our bodies and keep them functioning but just think of the other aspects of food that impact our lives. When the day hasn’t gone exactly as you had planned, where do you turn? Do you find solace in […]

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Saalfeld – The Stone Chronicle of Thuringia

Saalfeld – The Stone Chronicle of Thuringia

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join the night watchman to explore this medieval town and visit the most colorful grotto in the world. By Jörg M. Unger Photographs by Jörg M. Unger In the middle of the seventh century, Samo, a Slavic commander, conquered with his army the region of today’s Saalfeld in Thuringia. He liked the winding river Saale […]

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Berlin Food Trucks – Around the World at Lunchtime

Berlin Food Trucks – Around the World at Lunchtime

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The American trend makes its way to Berlin and gets a German makeover. By Anna Cramer  •  Photographs courtesy Anna Cramer Berliners and their Currywurst are said to be inseparable. No wonder, then, that more than one thousand curry sausages—with ketchup and / or mayo—were served at one of the biggest social events of the […]

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A Matter of Taste— Riedel Glassware

A Matter of Taste— Riedel Glassware

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Can the design of a wine glass enhance the flavor of wine? Taste for yourself. By Marlene Fanta Shyer • Photographs courtesy Riedel If you were blindfolded and handed two different wine glasses of Grüner Veltliner, both poured from the same bottle, do you think you could tell from the taste which glass was made […]

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Spargelzeit!

Spargelzeit!

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Producing white asparagus is labor intensive and it’s expensive…but it’s so, so good! By Maggie Kielpinski Photographs courtesy Maggie Kielpinski. We’ve always been lucky in Europe in early spring. It’s the quiet time, a time to pretend that you are European and enjoy the time honored traditions of the “old country” where every region has […]

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Traveling the German Half-Timbered Houses Route

Traveling the German Half-Timbered Houses Route

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

They are far more than architecture—they are historic treasures and the heart and soul of this beautiful land. By Alevtina Altenhof It runs like a ribbon through unique landscapes and historically significant places and sites—the German Fachwerkstrasse (The Half-Timbered Houses Route). Over 1800 miles, it crosses the territories of six federal states between the river […]

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Birg Cliff Path THRILL WALK is On Track

Birg Cliff Path THRILL WALK is On Track

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Schilthorn Cableway Ltd is one-step further in the planning of a new attraction at Birg. On the new cliff path THRILL WALK guests will be able to enjoy a more intense mountain experience from summer 2016. As part of the master plan 2013 – 2017, a new cliff pathway will be built next to […]

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Gotthard Base Tunnel – Longest Train Tunnel in the World

Gotthard Base Tunnel – Longest Train Tunnel in the World

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

  The date is getting closer. December 2016 will see the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland – at 57 kilometers the longest train tunnel in the world. At a depth inside the Gotthard massif of more than 2000 meters, trains will travel at up to a maximum of 250 kilometers per hour. […]

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Wurstfest 2016 Announces Entertainment Lineup

Wurstfest 2016 Announces Entertainment Lineup

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Come to Wurstfest 2016 on February 5th and 6th to enjoy all the toe tapping music in store.   The Kleinstadtlers and the Engelberg Dancers will be back to showcase their dancing talents along with some very clever Mt. Angel school children while musical groups playing are Mt. Angel’s own Z Musikmakers, the Polka […]

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Discover Europe with airberlin’s Special Fare Offers

Discover Europe with airberlin’s Special Fare Offers

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

airberlin has released a special fare offer available for booking as of January 25th through February 1st, 2016 with fares starting as low as $699 including taxes and surcharges for various premiere European destinations based on roundtrip travel.   Travelers can for example fly from Chicago to Copenhagen, New York (JFK) to Warsaw, Los Angeles […]

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