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A guide to celebrating carnival in Germany

A guide to celebrating carnival in Germany

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German carnivals are a mix of merriments and tongue-in-cheek sociopolitical commentary. Discover the best places to celebrate carnival in Germany.

13 weird laws from around the world

13 weird laws from around the world

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From insinuating that someone is Swedish in Belgium to herders in South Africa having the right of way if they’re tending to specific animals, here are some of the weirdest laws in the world. [Contributed by Nestpick]

Top 10 festivals in Germany

Top 10 festivals in Germany

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From Munich to Berlin, there are more than 10,000 festivals across Germany celebrating music, film, beer and much more.

East German nudists let it all hang out, 20 years on

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"It has nothing to do with sex," insisted Udo Schumacher, 64, as he stood, stark naked, on a beautiful but bracing beach in Prerow in what was once communist East Germany.

Hamburg, the city where the Beatles 'grew up'

Hamburg, the city where the Beatles 'grew up'

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A new museum chronicling the Beatles’ time in the German port city adds depth to the iconic band’s history.

Berlin’s fashion scene: Hip, hot and hard-to-describe

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Berlin, full of hot young designers, is becoming an internationally-recognised city of style.

Beatles-Platz finally opens in Hamburg

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The city where the Beatles launched their career gets a square and statue in honor of the Fab Four.

German New Year's Eve ritual: ‘Dinner for One’

German New Year's Eve ritual: ‘Dinner for One’

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The black-and-white British slapstick sketch, totally unknown in the English-speaking world, has become the highest-rated TV show in German history.

The wall back, please

The wall back, please

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One in nine Berliners wants the Berlin Wall back

The Berlinale: Overrated? Nah

The Berlinale: Overrated? Nah

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Our editor takes the plunge and discovers that the Berlin Film Fest is worth the trouble.

David Bowie's golden years in Berlin

David Bowie's golden years in Berlin

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Imagine sharing a flat with Iggy Pop in Berlin in 1976 - now that was the expat life. We look at David Bowie's sojourn in the city that he immortalised in the song Heroes.

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