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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10 unmissable sights along the Rhine River; Alex McFadyen; Good Housekeeping

The must-see castles, towns and gardens…

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Borders of an Empire: The German Limes; Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero; Business Mirror

The German Limes, meaning limits, complements the UK’s Hadrian and Antonine Walls in demarcating and representing the boundaries of the former…

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Romance of the rail; Neeta Lal; Tribune India

Nothing matches the charm of train travel, especially across Europe’s historic and beautiful cities and its scenic countryside…

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The Evolutionary Secrets Within the Messel Pit; Andrew Curry; Smithsonian

An amazing abundance of fossils in a bygone lake in Germany hints at the debt humans owe to animals that died out 48 million years ago…

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Tailor Made Rail Introduce Ten Amazing New Holidays For 2020; Paul Godbold; Luxurious Magazine

Tailor Made Rail has launched ten new worldwide holidays for 2020, from trans-continental luxurious adventures in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

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Hamburg: How to get there, where to stay and what to do; Emma Boff; MEN

From fine dining to festivals, take a trip to the lively, cosmopolitan city of Hamburg…

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