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German cuisine may not garner the recognition that French and Italian do, but a visit to Berlin will show you why this city is a magnet for up-to-date epicureans. You can feast on hearty Teutonic classics like and Schnitzel and Schweinshaxe (roasted pork knuckle), but Berlin really shines when it comes to casual, eclectic eats. The current food scene goes way beyond bratwurst yet doesn't eschew traditional flavors. Get ready for a mouth-watering adventure that's heavy on flavor and light on the wallet.
Doner Kebab (also known as Döner Kebap)
Best place to try it: All in One, Rosenthaler Str. 43
|0||by Allison Tibaldi||Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Pop Culture and Travel, Walking Tours, Berlin, Berlin, Food + Drink|
This article was written by Ofer Valencio Akerman, a turnaround expert and lifetime entrepreneur. He is the founder of hivino.travel, a travel site dedicated to helping people discover amazing places in Germany.
Not sure where to spend your next weekend adventure? Take a breather from the hustle and bustle of Berlin, and broaden your horizons at one of the national parks just a stone's throw from the city. Discovered by HiVino, these five spots offer all manner of flora, fauna, and fun-filled activities with nary a U-Bahn station in sight.
|0||by Ofer Valencio Akerman||Biking, Hiking and Climbing, National Parks, Nature Appreciation, Wildlife Appreciation, Germany, Family Travel, Girlfriend Getaways, Solo, Women's Travel|
As heavy spring rains caused major European rivers like the Elbe and the Danube to overflow their banks, serious flooding has hit parts of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. With more than 20 deaths and extensive damage to structures, the floods also caused the cancellation of several river cruises, including cruises from Budapest, Hungary, and those that call on the popular German port Passau.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Boat and Ferry Rides, Cruises, Rivers and Lakes, Europe, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Cruises, Rental Cars, River Cruises|
One of my favorite things to do when visiting a city is exploring its different neighborhoods—it's fascinating that you can feel worlds away in a matter of a few short blocks. Venturing out can be tough, however, when you have limited time but varied interests, and when you're unfamiliar with the layout of a city. Many travelers use guidebooks; some rely on recommendations. Personally, if I'm comfortable enough with the transportation system in question, I like to see where a few random left or right turns will take me. Popular vacation rental website Airbnb has combined all three methods with their new "Neighborhoods" feature, which launched this week.
|0||by Rachel Mosely||Alternative Lodging, BandB's/Inns and Lodges, Paris, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City, Helpful Websites, Hotels, Technology, Trip Ideas|
Remember your brave, virgin trip to Europe? When you wore a backpack and lived on cheese, hot baguettes, and red wine? You were such a natural at loose-and-easy travel. You instinctively knew that the best budget travel tip of all is to take advantage of the Continent's affordable train and coach bus options, hopscotching around instead of staying put.
|0||by Sean O'Neill||Train Travel, Europe, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague, Paris, Germany, Munich, Local and Public Transportation|
Food and travel are two great concepts that go together. But have you ever checked out a museum that specializes in cuisine? Here are a few worth a taste.
The Frietmuseum in Bruges, Belgium, is only a few years old and is devoted to the history of the fried potato (friet in Dutch and frites in French). The tour of galleries ends with a visit to a kitchen where you can see friet cooked—and judge yourself by sampling some. €6 (or $8), frietmuseum.be.
|0||by Sean O'Neill||Food + Drink, Museums, Japan, Belgium, Germany, Berlin, Wisconsin, Food + Drink|
Last month, the German Historical Museum in Berlin opened an exhibit titled "Hitler and the Germans: Nation and Crime." The show focuses on the relationship between the Fuhrer, an undistinguished young man who even spent time in a homeless shelter, and the ordinary people of Germany who accepted him as their leader. The artifacts on display represent the everyday and even the mundane in the 1930s and early '40s, including a lantern with a Nazi symbol, playing cards with Hitler's image, and an advertisement for cigarettes featuring a Nazi soldier. But the exhibit has drawn big crowds (10,000 on opening weekend)—and some controversy.
|0||by JD Rinne||Museums, Germany, Berlin|
How four innovators are making the audio tour cool. (Really!)
Founder Stephan Crasneanscki revolutionized audio tours eight years ago by focusing on under-the-radar neighborhoods and recruiting pop-culture narrators. The company's latest endeavor: partnering with Louis Vuitton to create guided walks through Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong in which Chinese actresses weave local folktales into their narratives. soundwalk.com, hourlong tours from $10.
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Mark your calendars now for summer 2010, when the Oberammergau Passion Play will be performed for the first time since 2000.
The five-hour play, which begins with Jesus entering Jerusalem and follows the story through his death and resurrection, involves more than 2,000 actors and singers, many of them locals from this Bavarian town about 60 miles southwest of Munich. Performed for 102 days every 10 years, the show attracts viewers from around the world—nearly 500,000 of them each time.
|0||by JD Rinne||Spiritual Travel, Germany|