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Smooth Ride: Swiss Travel System

Smooth Ride: Swiss Travel System

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The English did us a huge favor. Thank you, Matthew Murray for that first steam powered locomotive! You lay the foundation for the Swiss Travel System, which works like clock-work and takes you anywhere. Reliable and fast. But we still try to improve it. Fancy an example? The new Gotthard Base Tunnel (opening in December) […]

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The Vineyard Charms of Vienna

The Vineyard Charms of Vienna

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wrapping Vienna in a bucolic embrace are more than 1,700 acres of vineyards that have long been a restorative escape for nature lovers and wine enthusiasts alike. Though within the city limits, the connection to rural life is palpable along trails that wind through woodlands and rolling vineyards, and down cellar-lined roads. A picnic lunch […]

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Concordia Language Villages -Waldsee – Celebrates the Month of May

Concordia Language Villages -Waldsee – Celebrates the Month of May

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s finally May! For many people in the United States, we enter this month without thinking too much about it. In Germany, however, it is a different story. The month of May comes with all types of traditions and celebrations! One of the most recognized traditions celebrated specifically in Bayern is the tradition of putting […]

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Fête de la Musique Fills Berlin with Music – June 21, 2016

Fête de la Musique Fills Berlin with Music – June 21, 2016

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of the Fête de la Musique musicians enter the city as their stage: The import hit from France encourages amateur musicians and professional musicians to take up their instruments every year on June 21 and perform their music for free to the public at free concerts. From 4:00 pm. to 10:00 pm. […]

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Berlin’s Carnival of Cultures – May 13-16, 2016

Berlin’s Carnival of Cultures – May 13-16, 2016

| April 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since 1966, the Carnival of Cultures has been celebrated every year on Pentecost weekend in Kreuzberg, Berlin: opulent costumes, powerful makeup, imaginative masks, and decorated hand carts make their way through the streets demonstrating the cultural diversity of Berlin. Over the four-day street festival, there are culinary delicacies and all sorts of items from all […]

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“German Author Karl May” Program at Davenport, Iowa’s German American Heritage Center

“German Author Karl May” Program at Davenport, Iowa’s German American Heritage Center

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 1st @ 2:00 pm the German American Heritage Center along with WIU History Professor Ute Chamberlain presents “German Author Karl May”. Come and enjoy a fascinating presentation on this German author best-known for his adventurous Westerns! In fact, May’s novels are still top-sellers in Germany! May is described as the “most read writer […]

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Take It All In…Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Take It All In…Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Real Rail Adventures: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, a new 60-minute documentary, is the sequel to the Telly Award-winning public television special co-produced by Small World Productions and KCTS/Seattle. The adventures continue with another set of rides, different destinations, and more Swiss splendors. Viewers’ choices are expanded with Swiss trains aplenty—new and old, big and […]

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German-American Heritage Museum Announces New Exhibit

German-American Heritage Museum Announces New Exhibit

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s a Point to Pencils! “In Praise of the Pencil” The German-American Heritage Museum of the USA, located in the historic Penn Quarter, reveals its newest exhibit, titled “In Praise of the Pencil,” on Tuesday, April 12th. The exhibit is part of the museum’s ongoing series honoring German entrepreneurship and comes to the museum from […]

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Make Your Luggage Happy…

Make Your Luggage Happy…

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

This past weekend I was cleaning out my closet (long overdue) and, there it was…my suitcase. The airline baggage tags from my last vacation trip were still attached and the bag looked…lonely. Imagine…sitting there, day after day, month after month, getting maybe thirty seconds of daylight each morning when I grab a shirt and pair […]

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Spring Has Sprung a Summer Fare Sale with airberlin

Spring Has Sprung a Summer Fare Sale with airberlin

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline has announced a summer fare sale available now until April 11th with fares starting as low as $699 all-in based on round trip travel. With new service from Boston and San Francisco airberlin has flights from seven gateways this summer to Berlin and Dusseldorf and beyond which also include Chicago, […]

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