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The Spring Quiz
Winter is over, the first leaves are budding on the trees and crocuses are breaking through the cold ground. How well do you know spring in Germany? Test your knowledge!
Europe's stunning parks and gardens
Gardening passion in Europe covers it all, from quintessential baroque or renaissance parks to urban gardening. Here are of some of our favorite gardens.
Copenhagen's Vesterbro district is a blend of gritty and new
For many Copenhagen is the charming setting of a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. It might therefore come as a surprise that the Danish capital has a district which is rather seedy and yet very charming.
China to offer visa-free travel to its own 'Hawaii'
China unveiled plans Wednesday (April 18) to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, as Beijing pushes international tourism to the tropical destination in another step to open up the region.
Synagogues in Germany
Before 1933, there were some 2,800 Jewish temples in Germany. Today there are 130 synagogues and prayer rooms - a reflection of the tumultuous past of German-Jewish life, but also evidence of its current resurgence.
Geneva listed most expensive in new study on hotel prices in Europe
According to a study, travelers in Europe have to pay an average of 242.90 euros for an overnight stay in a hotel in Geneva. In the German capital Berlin a hotel room is still comparatively cheap to have.
Atomium in Brussels
This model of an iron crystal unit cell magnified billions of times symbolically represents the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Originally there was even a nuclear reactor under it.
Violent winds topple stone pillars at Taj Mahal complex
A storm has destroyed two ancient pillars at the entryways of India’s probably most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. Yet, the monument remained open to the public on Thursday.
Margravial Opera House Bayreuth in new splendor
The renovation cost 30 million euros - but the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth now shines brighter than ever. The original baroque theater has opened its doors again on Thursday, 12 April.
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