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Germany´s Revolutionary Bauhaus Movement of Architecture/Design

  Maria Victoria Lopez, sjo In 1919, in the immediate wake of the devastation wrought by World War I, an architect named Walter Gropius, one of the pioneering maestros of modern architecture, founded an art school that combined fine arts with crafts and eventually architecture, with a minimalist approach to design that combined all of it with contemporary technology under the maxim "form follows function". Starting in eastern Germany - first in Dessau, then in Weimar, and finally a third…

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Prost! Munich's Oktoberfest Is Back!

  Holzijue/Pixabay From September 17 to October 3, the legendary celebration of German beer, cuisine, and culture in Bavaria's capital is returning after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unsprprisingly, it's necessary to make your arrangements months in advance, so if you've always wanted to experience Wies'n (as it's known in Bavarian), take note here for 2023! read post    

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Tooling Around Berlin in an Umbrella with Wheels?

 Grego Germany’s capital is already a super-fun place to visit. And you can make it extra fun by tooling around the city in a very special kind of car. An East German company produced more than three million Trabants - cheap, ubiquitous little two-stroke-engine jalopies made out of plastic – from 1957 until 1991. And Trabis were given quite a few fond (and not so fond) nicknames, including “Racing Cardboard,” “Escape Suitcase,” “Roofed Sparkplug,” “Two-Stroke Dwarf,” and “Umbrella with…

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Barging on the Rhine cited in 'Using Astrology to Plan Travel this Holiday Season' Still vibrant and popular today, the five-thousand-year-old art of astrology can identify, say, business and romantic opportunities or challenges. And those celestial bodies slinking about the stars can also help pinpoint optimal times and places for travel. And since destinations have their own astro-charts -- which interact with yours -- astrology can even serve as a kind of spiritual travel agent. It can tell you, for example, about places likely to be harmonious or challenging…

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  • A fellow Tripatini member is interested in World War II history itineraries in Europe. If you have any advice, kindly respond to by clicking here
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  • Guten Tag All, Michael here, a new member in Tripatini. I'm a journalist/author/blogger who currently live in Paris. I am the author of the guide book Paris Movie Walks-10 Guided Walking Tours in the City of Lights and am now blogging about easy hiking (as an activity you and the entire family can undertake on your next vacation, perhaps). As a native German, I can answer a question or two you may have about Germany and as a long time resident of Paris, I can also claim to be of good help for tips, etc. Please do check out my blog: and see what my book is all about
  • Good advice, Evelyn. But then, that's no surprise.
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  • Check out Tripatini member Evelyn Kanter's take on Oktoberfest, this year celebrating its 200th anniversary!
  • Our big destination this week on The World on Wheels is Germany and Austria. We continue on with that theme for today's Transit Report from Munich:


    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
  • Let's return to Germany and Austria on The World on Wheels. Today, we revisit with a super-sized trip report, new pictures, and a remastered video tour:


    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…

    The Baltimore Sun complains about "Europe's relatively new national visitor levies designed not only for revenue but also to discourage air travel. The UK's "air passenger duty" is the worst: Starting November, it will hit travelers leaving UK airports on flights to the United States with a stiff duty of 60 pounds (about $96) in economy class and 120 pounds in any premium class, including premium economy. Ireland imposes a less onerous tax of 10 euros (about $14) and Germany appears about to assess a similar levy of 26 euros (about $36) on air passengers." How will these taxes affect your travel?
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