berlin

Illuminated Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany on christmas

Berlin is a modern city that embraces it’s tumultuous history while forging toward a hopeful future. There are many reminders of history around the beautiful capital. From Brandenburg Gate to the remnants of the Berlin Wall, most Berlin tours will take you to these sites, but equally famous is the Reichstag or Parliament building which […]

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Berlin Off the Beaten Path

by Jessica Colley on August 2, 2011

It is easy to be fascinated by the many historic attractions in the center of Berlin. No trip to the city would be complete with laying eyes on the Brandenburg Gate, climbing to the top of the dome in the Reichstag, enjoying one of the many festivals, or witnessing the incredible Holocaust Memorial. Yet Berlin […]

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A Year of Festivals in Berlin

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 30, 2011

Brandenburg Gate Berlin

Each year, Berlin offers a growing list of festivals, parades, celebrations, and annual cultural highlights that make it a wonderful destination for travelers wanting to experience the country’s local flavor.  Whether you’re looking for historical sites and museum events, cultural events and musical performances, or something a little quirky, you’ll find plenty of activities all […]

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“i could live here”

by Juan on May 14, 2009

In The Art of Travel, De Botton suggested there are no more places left to discover. With the overwhelming amount of information available on each and every major destination around the world it is likely that I could discover the major landmarks just as well from my computer than walking through them. …

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2009 hub culture’s zeitgeist

by Juan on January 22, 2009

As we struggle to find ways to survive the current crisis and look at the leaders of the world to provide guidance, the latest Hub Culture 2009 Zeitgeist Ranking will come in handy as a tour of the cities that are better positioned to sustain an acceptable quality of life while providing plenty of opportunities […]

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best cities to get some culture

by Juan on November 19, 2008

Further to my post on the 2008 Global Cities Index, here is another snippet from the report ranking the best cities to get some culture based on things like sporting events, concurrence of travellers, variety of their culinary offerings, art installations and performances. London Paris New York Toronto Los Angeles Moscow Tokyo Berlin Mexico City […]

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2008 most liveable cities

by Juan on July 24, 2008

I owe a big apology to all my loyal readers for keeping you in the dark over the last 3 months. Since my last post I travelled to Mexico twice, shared the stage in San Francisco with some of the authorities on the “geoweb”, travelled to Corsica, the French Riviera, Lake Como, St. Moritz; …

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2008 hub culture’s zeitgeist

by Juan on January 27, 2008

Every year Stan Stalnaker and his team of global citizens gather their experiences around the world and summarize in this, their now famous Hub Culture’s Zeitgeist Ranking, the cities that for a variety of reasons seem to be at the center of the Universe. An elusive classification that doesn’t get impressed with economic power, …

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