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German History: The White Rose Movement Posted by on Oct 28, 2020

Guten Tag! It’s been a while since I’ve done a travel/history post, so that’s what today’s post will be about! Today we’re going to München, Germany to learn about Sophie Scholl and Weiße Rose (White Rose), a political movement from 1942. Weiße Rose was started by a group of students at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Ludwig Maximilian University…

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The German Memorial In Viscardigasse Posted by on Jun 3, 2020

There is a little street in Munich that is home to a subtle memorial with a very powerful history attached to it. In this post I’d like to share with you the memorial in Viscardigasse, Munich, and the meaning behind it. History To understand the memorial that is there today, we must first look at…

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Interesting German Places: Olympiapark, Munich Posted by on May 15, 2019

Guten Tag! It can be fascinating to learn the history behind seemingly ordinary buildings and places. Today we’ll look at one such place, namely the Olympiapark in Munich. Olympiapark The Olympiapark München (Olympic Park, Munich) is a huge venue in Oberwiesenfeld. Originally created for die Olympische Sommerspiele 1972 (1972 Summer Olympic Games), it is used…

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Munich’s Rental Problem Posted by on Apr 30, 2019

As some of you may have heard, it is hard work trying to find somewhere to live in Munich. Munich is a very popular city and because of this the Mietpreise (rental prices) keep on increasing. The average price at the moment to rent is about 17€ per square meter in Munich. Berlin, the capital…

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Save the Bees in Bavaria! Posted by on Feb 12, 2019

In the last few weeks there has been a whirlwind of advertising through banners, flyers and social media posts about saving the bees. Unless you have been living under a rock the past few years, then you will know it is common knowledge that our bees are dying out in the whole world. Why are…

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Munich, What’s Going On With These Bikes?! Posted by on Jan 5, 2018

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to visit Munich. The weather was nice, the city is beautiful… Fun times. But there was one thing I just could not wrap my head around… What’s up with all these bikes? oBike Aluminum frames and yellow-black paint. A little wire basket at the front. And the…

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5 Reasons to Visit the German Christmas Markets Posted by on Dec 19, 2017

Servus! Christmas is less than a week away so to get you in the Christmas spirit I thought I would share the magic of the Christkindlmarkt and why you should visit. Here are five reasons to make you want to jump on a plane to Germany right away (or visit a German themed Christmas market…

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