Tag: DE – Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl

A Rhine River Cruise Is the Perfect Way to Discover Europe’s Lesser-Known Cities; Teddy Minford; Vogue

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From the Black Forest to the canals of the Netherlands, these off-the-beaten-track European destinations have a fairytale magic.

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Germany’s railways offered a month of unlimited rides for $9. Here’s what happened; Julia Buckley; CNN

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Germany’s 9 euro ticket, which allowed a month of unlimited regional travel across the country, has been a roaring success, with nearly 60 million tickets sold in the first two months. But will it end on September 1 — or will Germany start a replacement scheme?

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To live in Berlin, I need staff; Norman Lebrecht; Slipped Disc

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Germany – Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl

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Our diarist Anthea Kreston is hard back at work.

I am in the middle of a quartet tour, sitting on a train through glorious countryside between Frankfurt and Cologne. Tonight we play in the Augustusburg Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site), built in the early 18th century, this is a traditional u-shaped palace, surrounded by magnificent gardens and a resplendent hunting lodge. Next, we head to Zeist, in central Netherlands, to play in a Moravian Church. The Moravians fled persecution in the mid 1700’s – it is one of the oldest Protestant denominations, originating in the Bohemian Reformation in the 15th century.   

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