Tag Archives: Germany

Aachen’s St. Nicholas Church, in Germany

While heading towards the Aachen’s Dom, one can easily spot a small church, which is an authentic oasis in the middle of the city. The church name is St. Nicholas, a former monastery. The church was first mentioned in 1005. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017! Bonne année 2017 ! Un An Nou fericit în 2017!

Happy New Year 2017 with a German chimney sweep! While visiting Aachen in Germany one day before the night bridging 2016 and 2017 we saw lots of chimney sweeps attached to small flowerpots, on sale, on the city streets and … Continue reading

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Berlin and its bear icon

A bear has been Berlin’s heraldic symbol for centuries. Since 2001 this symbol has turned into an icon, which was immediately adopted by the Berliners. The bear has got a standard body shape even if the sizes and colours are … Continue reading

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Eltz Castle: A special place to behold

We heard about the Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz, in German) and we managed to visit it recently. The castle location is breathtaking! An impressive piece of work the Castle has been owned by the same family for the past 850 … Continue reading

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A journey to one-of-a-kind place: Touring Bonn by foot

It was a sunny day when we arrived in Bonn. We got up very early to catch a train that arrived in Bonn before 09:00 o’clock. We first enjoyed a coffee and a German pretzel (Brezel) before heading to the … Continue reading

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A journey to one-of-a-kind place: The Beethoven House in Bonn

The Beethoven House has been on my travelling wish list for years. I wanted to visit it in 2008, but no time to run and spend some minutes there as I visited Bonn for professional purposes. Beethoven is my favourite … Continue reading

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A journey to one-of-a-kind place: The Bonn Minster

The Bonn Minster (German: Das Bonner Münster or Münsterbasilika) is a nine-hundred-year-old minster basilica, one of Germany’s oldest churches. It combines both Gothic and Romanesque styles, which is a genuine example of the Rhenish transition style from the Romanesque to … Continue reading

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