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Motel One Essen Germany

Why Motel One Essen Is The Place To Stay

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Essen: Where is it? When you look at a map of Germany, there are many cities that automatically jump out at you, but Essen isn’t necessarily one of them. Situated close to both Dusseldorf and Cologne this is a city, named European City of Culture back in 2010, often overlooked…

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The Shame of Sachsenhausen

The Shame of Sachsenhausen

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Sitting on the train, listening to the dull rhythm of the wheels beating on the tracks no-one felt like talking. We were heading out to Oranienburg, a town 22 miles north of Berlin, which today looks like a picturesque country retreat city-dwellers should want to relocate to, however, delve into…

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Sandemans of Berlin:  A Free Walking Tour

Sandemans of Berlin: A Free Walking Tour

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As general sceptics of anything organised by others it was a complete shock to my husband’s system when one night, during our planning stages, I turned round to him and announced that I had booked us onto an arranged Walking Tour of Berlin. With puzzlement on his face he turned…

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Bumbling around Berlin

Bumbling around Berlin

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Whenever we visit a new destination there are two things we want to see: the landmarks that have made the place famous (yes, the ones that grace several pages of any well respected travel guide) and those places that only locals seem to be able to stumble upon. So, starting…

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