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Garmisch-Patenkirchen in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany was founded by uniting the 2 towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen by a decree of Adolf Hitler to bring the 1936 Winter Olympics to Germany. The Olympic Committee was going to pass over Germany as the host as there were not enough hotel rooms in the host town, so Hitler forced the unification of Garmisch and Partenkirchen to create a larger town, which would be more appealing. Now it is one of Germany’s premier tourist ski town with great hiking, skiing, and biking opportunities. It lies a few kilometers from the Austrian border and is less than an hour by car from Munich - the ride is mostly a beautiful stretch of Autobahn. Expect to drive up to 3 hours on weekends and public holidays. Trains leave to and from Munich every hour, a 90 min ride on the local and 60 mins on the express. It is also a great end to a Romantic Road day trip beginning in Rothenburg, stopping at various recommended heritage towns and ending in Garmisch as it is a good base to drive out to Fuessen [King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein castle] and Innsbruck/Austria along some spectacular mountain drives.
Sept. 18, 2014 / 9 Anmerkungen

Garmisch-Patenkirchen in Bayern (Bavaria), Southern Germany was founded by uniting the 2 towns of Garmisch and Partenkirchen by a decree of Adolf Hitler to bring the 1936 Winter Olympics to Germany. The Olympic Committee was going to pass over Germany as the host as there were not enough hotel rooms in the host town, so Hitler forced the unification of Garmisch and Partenkirchen to create a larger town, which would be more appealing. Now it is one of Germany’s premier tourist ski town with great hiking, skiing, and biking opportunities. It lies a few kilometers from the Austrian border and is less than an hour by car from Munich - the ride is mostly a beautiful stretch of Autobahn. Expect to drive up to 3 hours on weekends and public holidays. Trains leave to and from Munich every hour, a 90 min ride on the local and 60 mins on the express. It is also a great end to a Romantic Road day trip beginning in Rothenburg, stopping at various recommended heritage towns and ending in Garmisch as it is a good base to drive out to Fuessen [King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein castle] and Innsbruck/Austria along some spectacular mountain drives.

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A West Berliner is kneed in the back by an East German border guard while playfully sitting atop the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, Nov. 15, 1989.
Sept. 17, 2014 / 77 Anmerkungen

coldwarhistory:

A West Berliner is kneed in the back by an East German border guard while playfully sitting atop the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate, Nov. 15, 1989.

Sept. 17, 2014 / 12 Anmerkungen

Frühstücken

"Charming hidden gem of a song from the 60s, best served between 7.00 and 11.00 a.m. YOUR time!"

Limburg an der Lahn, Hessen, Central Germany. The town lies in a basin within the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge, surrounded by the low ranges of the Taunus and Westerwald. Owing to the favorable soil and climate, this is one of Hessen’s richest agricultural regions and has been of great importance to transport since the Middle Ages. Around 800AD, the first castle buildings arose on the Limburg crags, designed for the protection of a fort over the river Lahn. In the following decades, the town developed under the castle’s protection. Limburg was first mentioned in documents in 910. The nearest major cities are Wetzlar, Gießen, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, and Koblenz.
Sept. 15, 2014 / 32 Anmerkungen

Limburg an der Lahn, Hessen, Central Germany. The town lies in a basin within the Rheinisches Schiefergebirge, surrounded by the low ranges of the Taunus and Westerwald. Owing to the favorable soil and climate, this is one of Hessen’s richest agricultural regions and has been of great importance to transport since the Middle Ages. Around 800AD, the first castle buildings arose on the Limburg crags, designed for the protection of a fort over the river Lahn. In the following decades, the town developed under the castle’s protection. Limburg was first mentioned in documents in 910. The nearest major cities are Wetzlar, Gießen, Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, and Koblenz.

Robben in Hamburg/Norddeich, Northern Germany
Sept. 15, 2014 / 18 Anmerkungen

Robben in Hamburg/Norddeich, Northern Germany

Cornetto Buttermilch (buttermilk-lemon) - a personal favorite. Try it. :)
Sept. 15, 2014 / 13 Anmerkungen

Cornetto Buttermilch (buttermilk-lemon) - a personal favorite. Try it. :)

Sept. 14, 2014 / 3 Anmerkungen

Rheingold - Dreiklangsdimensionen (Extended Video Remix Boa, HD)

Lichtenstein-Honau, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. Located on a cliff on the Swabian Alb, there has been a castle on site since around 1200. It was twice destroyed, once in the Reichskrieg of 1311 and again by the city-state of Reutlingen in 1381. The castle fell to ruin. In 1802, the land came into the hands of King Frederick I of Württemberg, who built a hunting lodge there. By 1837, the land had passed to his nephew Duke Wilhelm of Urach, Count of Württemberg, who, inspired by Wilhelm Hauff’s novel Lichtenstein, added the current castle in the 1840’s in Neo-Gothic design. Today, it is still owned by the Dukes of Urach, but it’s open to visitors. 
Sept. 13, 2014 / 148 Anmerkungen

Lichtenstein-Honau, Baden-Württemberg, Southwestern Germany. Located on a cliff on the Swabian Alb, there has been a castle on site since around 1200. It was twice destroyed, once in the Reichskrieg of 1311 and again by the city-state of Reutlingen in 1381. The castle fell to ruin. In 1802, the land came into the hands of King Frederick I of Württemberg, who built a hunting lodge there. By 1837, the land had passed to his nephew Duke Wilhelm of Urach, Count of Württemberg, who, inspired by Wilhelm Hauff’s novel Lichtenstein, added the current castle in the 1840’s in Neo-Gothic design. Today, it is still owned by the Dukes of Urach, but it’s open to visitors. 

Sept. 13, 2014 / 71 Anmerkungen

Basic German - Greetings

Hallo! Hello! - Wie geht’s? How’s it going? - Nicht schlecht. Not bad. - Gut, danke. (Very) well, thank you. - Guten Tag! Hi!/Good day! - Guten Morgen! Good morning! - Guten Tag! Good afternoon! - Guten Abend! Good evening! - Gute Nacht! Good night! - Wie geht es Ihnen? How are you? (formal) - Wie geht es dir? How are you? (informal) - Ich grüße Sie. Nice to see you. (formal) - Es war nett, Sie kennenzulernen. It was nice meeting you. (formal) - Angenehm! Pleased to meet you! - Freut mich! Nice to meet you! - Es ist schön, Sie kennenzulernen. It is nice to meet you! (formal) - Schön, euch kennenzulernen. It is nice to meet you guys! - Sehr erfreut Sie kennen zu lernen! Very pleased to meet you! (formal) - Hallo und nett, Sie zu treffen! Hi and nice to meet you! (formal) - Danke, gut. I’m fine, thanks. - Sehr gut. Great./I feel great. - Ganz gut. Okay. - Es geht. So-so./I’m OK. - Wie heißt du? What’s your name? - Ich heiße… My name is… - Ich bin… I am…

Spielbank Berlin - Berlin Casino. http://www.spielbank-berlin.de/informations
Sept. 13, 2014 / 11 Anmerkungen

Spielbank Berlin - Berlin Casino. http://www.spielbank-berlin.de/informations

Gondola ride in Leipzig-Plagwitz, Sachsen, Eastern Germany.
Sept. 13, 2014 / 15 Anmerkungen

Gondola ride in Leipzig-Plagwitz, Sachsen, Eastern Germany.

Die Altstadt (old town) in Bremen, Northern Germany. Bremen was a member of the medieval Hanseatic League and is still one of the most important cities in Northern Germany. Together with the city of Bremerhaven on the Nordsee (North Sea) it forms Germany’s smallest state. Bremen has more than 1200 years of history, and was, for most of its existence, an independent city-state. The downtown area can easily be explored on foot. Schnoor as pictured above is an area of twisting lanes, a nice place to wander around and look at medieval architecture, cafes, and small shops. The world-wide known Beck’s Beer is brewed in Bremen.
Sept. 12, 2014 / 506 Anmerkungen

Die Altstadt (old town) in Bremen, Northern Germany. Bremen was a member of the medieval Hanseatic League and is still one of the most important cities in Northern Germany. Together with the city of Bremerhaven on the Nordsee (North Sea) it forms Germany’s smallest state. Bremen has more than 1200 years of history, and was, for most of its existence, an independent city-state. The downtown area can easily be explored on foot. Schnoor as pictured above is an area of twisting lanes, a nice place to wander around and look at medieval architecture, cafes, and small shops. The world-wide known Beck’s Beer is brewed in Bremen.

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I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
Albert Einstein, a March 14 Pisces and mostly likely an INTP
Sept. 12, 2014 / 62 Anmerkungen
Sept. 11, 2014 / 10 Anmerkungen

Juli - Wir beide

Bärenmarke ist eine Marke für Milch, Sahne, Milchmischgetränke und Butter. 1912 wurde sie erstmals für Kondensmilch verwendet. Seit 2004 ist die Hochwald Foods GmbH Inhaber der Marke; Tochtergesellschaft ist Allgäuer Alpenmilch. Bärenmarke ist eine der bekanntesten Marken in Deutschland (Bekanntheitsgrad 96%). Auch der zugehörige Werbeslogan „Nichts geht über Bärenmarke - Bärenmarke Qualität“ (oder “Bärenmarke zum Kaffee“) ist weitgehend bekannt. Seit 2006 unterstützt Bärenmarke das vom World Wide Fund (WWF) initiierte Projekt zum Schutz der Braunbären in den Alpen. 2008 wurden Milchverpackungen mit einem Logo versehen, das statt des Bärenbildes die Aufschrift „Rettet die Bären“ enthielt. 
Sept. 10, 2014 / 3 Anmerkungen

Bärenmarke ist eine Marke für Milch, Sahne, Milchmischgetränke und Butter. 1912 wurde sie erstmals für Kondensmilch verwendet. Seit 2004 ist die Hochwald Foods GmbH Inhaber der Marke; Tochtergesellschaft ist Allgäuer Alpenmilch. Bärenmarke ist eine der bekanntesten Marken in Deutschland (Bekanntheitsgrad 96%). Auch der zugehörige Werbeslogan „Nichts geht über Bärenmarke - Bärenmarke Qualität“ (oder “Bärenmarke zum Kaffee“) ist weitgehend bekannt. Seit 2006 unterstützt Bärenmarke das vom World Wide Fund (WWF) initiierte Projekt zum Schutz der Braunbären in den Alpen. 2008 wurden Milchverpackungen mit einem Logo versehen, das statt des Bärenbildes die Aufschrift „Rettet die Bären“ enthielt.