4 reasons you should visit Germany this summer; Christian Kramer; The Points Guy

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we look at travel. Even though limited options have started to open up again, for many, exotic, long-haul trips will not be happening this year. Instead, it’s the destinations closer to home that are dominating holiday planning. Whilst Spain, Italy and Greece are the obvious and traditional places for summer holidays, there are many other options you should consider — including Germany.

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Visitors bypass Berlin museums despite star attractions; Yannick Pasquet; AFP

Berlin museums might house the iconic Nefertiti bust, the Ishtar gate of ancient Babylon or Rembrandt masterpieces, but they still trail global counterparts in popularity — and the coronavirus is making things worse. Millions of euros have been poured into the institutions, yet the 19 museums managed by the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) attracted just 4.2 million visitors last year, while the Louvre alone drew 9.6 million.

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Five spectacular day trips from Kaiserslautern; Kaiserslautern American

There are amazing trips that can be taken right from the Kaiserslautern area. Here are five great destinations to explore that you may not have thought of.

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Have You Heard of the German Half-Timbered House Road?; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India

Stretching from the Elbe River to the Black Forest, the German Half-Timbered House Road covers 3,000km through more than 100 medieval towns, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites…

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Danevirke – The Great Viking Wall; Heritage Daily

The Danevirke is system of large defensive earthworks and walls that stretches across the neck of the Cimbrian peninsula in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

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Explore some of Europe’s most magnificent palaces from home; AFP

If after weeks of isolation, your home is beginning to feel a little cooped up, it might be fun to explore some more generously proportioned interiors.

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Fossil snake with infrared vision: Early evolution of snakes in the Messel Pit examined; Phys.org

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Hit the right notes: Why a visit to Hamburg is a must for music lovers; John Brunton; The National

It’s where The Beatles had some of their earliest gigs…

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New Hotel Will Open in Cologne; Iuliia Tore; Rus Tourism News

An existing, listed hotel in Cologne is being redesigned and supplemented with a new building for the Lifestyle brand. The hotel will boast 262 rooms.

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10 Best Places to Visit in Germany; Fantastic Traveller; Medium.com

Berlin…

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Ten reasons for Regensburg; Andreas Kirchhoff; Deutsche Welle

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Germany’s most famous sights; Sabine Peschel & Elisabeth Jahn; Deutsche Welle

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A German Jew Vows To Fight On To Remove Anti-Semitic Sculpture After Court Defeat; Aaron Labaree; NPR

“This is a church, a holy place. You can’t mix it with such a shameful assault on the Jews,” plaintiff Michael Düllmann says of the medieval work portraying Jews with a pig.

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Flags, Bags, and Half-Timbered Houses; Christopher Larson; Medium

Christopher Larson’s love for half-timbered houses and where to find them…

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Bavaria’s most popular castles and magnificent buildings; Elisabeth Yorck von Wartenburg; Deutsche Welle

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Germany: Court rules anti-Semitic art can remain on church facade; Elizabeth Schumacher; Deutsche Welle

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The ultimate guide to Europe’s greatest river; Jane Archer; Telegraph

Jane Archer’s peering into a crypt beneath Artstetten Castle in Austria.

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12 Top-Rated Castles in Germany; Barbara Radcliff Rogers; PlanetWare

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Ugly anti-Semitic remnant at center of court battle in Germany; Geir Moulson & Kerstin Sopke; AP

A Jewish man is seeking to force the removal of an offensive sculpture from a church where Martin Luther once preached.

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Mudflats: The world’s great coastal protectors; Tamsin Walker & Mabel Gundlach; Deutsche Welle

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