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New Brews Flow From Germany

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Joan Gelfand

Celebrating 500 years of Purity laws, Germany's Beer scene is anything but old. In the midst of a growth spurt, stalwart industrial breweries (Radeber...

Biking to Fairy-Tale Castles and Thermal Spas in Bavaria

Rick Steves | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The sun is setting on the foothills of the Alps. Overseeing vast meadows with tiny lanes and lazy cows is the fairy-tale castle of "Mad" King Ludwig o...

Angry Bavarian Politician Buses Refugees To Merkel's Office

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.15.2016 | Home

BERLIN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - An irate local politician in Germany's southern state of Bavaria has dispatched a bus filled with dozens of refugees on a 7...

New German Police Gear Can't Protect Them From Ridicule

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.30.2015 | Weird News

When police in Bavaria, Germany, unveiled their new protective gear last week, some thought the helmets looked like the one worn by Darth Vader in the...

Bodies Of 7 Dead Babies Found In German Apartment

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home

BERLIN (AP) — The bodies of what are believed to be seven babies have been found at an apartment in a Bavarian town, German police said Friday. A lo...

10 Hard-To-Pronounce But Surprisingly Delicious Things To Try In Bavaria

Alissa Maier | Posted 09.24.2016 | Taste
Alissa Maier

Every hotel in and around Munich has been fully booked for months. The atmosphere is boisterous and joyful. Beer drinkers from all over the world are clinking their steins together. All these signs leave no doubt-- it's Oktoberfest!

Beer Tour Alert: 5 Tips For The Best Craft Beer And Brewery Tour To Germany [Photos ]

Tom Conrad | Posted 08.28.2016 | Travel
Tom Conrad

Fall beer season is just around the corner. And as craft beer rides a seismic wave of popularity that shows no sign of letting up, beer travelers are more sophisticated and beer tours are getting more interesting.

Am I Irrelevant? Lessons From Bavaria

Andrew Luisi | Posted 08.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Luisi

When I think back to my college days, only three years ago, I was on top of the world (or so I thought): president of this, vice-president of that, lu...

12-Hour Survival Guide to Oktoberfest

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

Today's the day you've been waiting for. You've purchased your traditional Bavarian wear, you've mentally prepared to marathon drink, and you've charged the battery on your beloved camera. You are ready to take on Oktoberfest.

Will Republicans Really Relinquish Their Race Card? Let's See Them Pass the Voting Rights Act

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Governor Nikki Haley's (R-SC) decision to seek removal of the confederate flag from government property is good news, but she compromised her moral leadership by qualifying words about "heritage," code word for a society explicitly and deliberately structured on racial superiority.

Breakfast in Berlin

Ana Garcia | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Ana Garcia

Now, when I think of Berlin, I will think of that sublime combination of warm pretzel wrapped in a tissue of Bavarian ham with a touch of homemade mustard.

Behind the Scenes at Germany's Famous Markets

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.

One Man's Experience At IKEA Shows Germany's Problems With Race

The Huffington Post | Tobias Fülbeck | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

A 32 year-old German man wrote an article for the "Süddeutsche Zeitung” (South German Times) that has many Germans abuzz. The author calls himself ...

Hyundai Elantra Takes a Ride in Bavaria

Rita Cook | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Rita Cook

While other European countries might be a bit disconcerting when it comes to driving, Germany is a breeze. The roadways are easy to navigate and the little picturesque towns are more than welcoming.

Tour Time

Rick Steves | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

For 25 years, I led our tour groups. For the past decade, rather than lead our tours, I actually take them. Each year I sign up (with a pseudonym) for...

A Horde Of Dead Celebrities Are Still Alive In Odd Dutch Beer Ad

Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment

Conspiracy theories about dead celebrities not really being dead have become the norm. Now we have a Dutch brewing company postulating that a handful ...

WATCH: Stunning Time-Lapse Will Make You Want To Travel To Bavaria Right Now

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.31.2013 | Home

Jonathan Besler knows how to capture beauty in a lens. The German photographer took over 35,000 pictures to create this incredible video montage d...

Sweet, Sweet Sauerkraut

The Foodcommander | Posted 12.12.2012 | Taste
The Foodcommander

Americans don't seem to mind the watered-down sauerkraut glop that's all-too frequently topping their beloved, guilt-laden hot dogs (possibly because it makes them feel like they're having a vegetable component with their junk food).

Gay Germans Use Oktoberfest To Push For Same-Sex Marriage

Christian Science Monitor | Moises Mendoza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By early afternoon on the first Sunday of Oktoberfest this past weekend, the Bräurosl beer tent in Munich was already filled with thousands of merry ...

A Children's Festival In Germany

Susan Fogwell | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

One of my favorite German getaways is Dinkelsbuhl. Each July, a magical children's festival takes place in this lesser-known town on the Romantic Road...

I'm With Stupid: A Bunch of Random Stuff I Learned in Europe

Todd Hartley | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I brought with me a few tidbits and observations about life across the pond that I will now share with you whether you're interested in them or not.

I'm With Stupid: The Sudsy Bavarian Secret to Getting Along

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Real beer gardens, as I've learned since arriving in Munich, bring together people from all walks of life to sit at long tables, eat pretzels and quaff ale from steins the size of Delaware.

PHOTOS: European Princess Gets Married!

Posted 05.13.2012 | Style

Since we're the type to get excited about royal weddings, we were thrilled to discover that a European princess said "I do" on Saturday -- in a dress ...

Germany To Publish 'Mein Kampf' For First Time Since WWII

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home

One of the most controversial books in history is about to come back into print in its homeland -- something that hasn't been true in nearly 70 years....

Bavarians Mark 125th Anniversary Of 'Fairytale' King's Death

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home

BERG, Germany (AP) -- Hundreds of Bavarians have gathered for a Mass to mark the 125th anniversary of the death of King Ludwig II, the 19th-century mo...