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102-Year-Old Woman Earns Doctorate Decades After Nazis Denied Her The Opportunity

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

After having her dreams put on hold for almost eight decades, a former medical student has received the recognition she deserves. At the age of 10...

Mysterious German Vandals Brick Up Subway Door

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.30.2015 | Crime

How's this for a nightmare commute? On Tuesday afternoon, a mysterious group of vandals built a brick wall across a subway door in Hamburg, Germany. ...

"Paper Love," Uncovering a Family's Past

Mindy Trotta | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Mindy Trotta

Much of the book is an intertwining of history and mystery, and yet romance plays a major role as well. Who was this woman with whom her grandfather had a serious love affair? Why was she left behind, and where was she now?

Cruise Ship Plays The White Stripe's 'Seven Nation Army' On Horns

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.12.2014 | Travel

What comes to mind when you think of a cruise ship? If you said The White Stripe's 'Seven Nation Army'... well, first off, what a very unlikely connec...

Montana Lawmaker Vows To Repeal Self-Defense Law After German Teen's Death

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - A Montana legislator said on Thursday she would seek to repeal the state's so-called "castle doctrine" after attorneys for a man accused o...

World's Oldest Message In A Bottle FOUND

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

A message in a bottle tossed in the sea in Germany 101 years ago, believed to be the world's oldest, has been presented to the sender's granddaughter,...

WATCH: This Free Kick Will Defy The Odds Of Gravity

Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

Hamburg's Hakan Çalhanoğlu stepped up from approximately 45 yards out to take a free kick in stoppage time of a match against Borussia Dortmund on S...

10 Reasons to Visit Hamburg

Viator | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel

If Hamburg isn't on your list of places to visit in Germany, it should be. The city has something for everyone, whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or a shopaholic.

Top 10 Beatles Fan Destinations Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel

Whether you're a die-hard fan or an occasional listener, get a taste of The Beatles in these 10 cities across the globe.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

A Call for Meaningful Innovation and the Frontiers of Open Source

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Co-authored by Mitch Altman, co-founder of Noisebridge, and Sébastien Bourdeauducq, chairman of EHSM. "Hacking" has become part of the mainstream le...

Obama vs. Merkel

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

trivago | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. These German destinations beyond Oktoberfest will leave you feeling like this is one of the most underrated corners of the world.

Meet The Beatles! Iconic Early Work by Astrid Kirchherr

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

Rock Paper Photo is excited to introduce The Astrid Kirchherr Early Beatles Collection, considered one of the most important photographic records of 20th century pop culture.

German City To Recognize Islamic Holidays

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion

BERLIN — Authorities in Hamburg have become the first in Germany to officially recognize Islamic holidays so Muslim employees and students can c...

Rick Steves: My First Visit To Hamburg

Rick Steves | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

the red light district feels barricaded within one small block, defined by the metal modesty walls erected during Hitler's rule.

Creative Spaces: Waterfronts That Make a Splash

Rana Florida | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Rana Florida

2012-06-04-Screenshot20120604at8.28.27AM.jpgLet's celebrate the cities that have done the work and spent the money to make vibrant and dynamic waterfronts -- great spots where tourists and locals alike can gather, play and reflect.

Germany's Castles And Gardens

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 06.02.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The castle nestles in a dreamlike, l7-acre wood overlooking Lake Wedendorf and is one of the most beautiful palaces in the country.

World's Largest Model Railroad Features Figurines Having Sex

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

Model railroad enthusiasts, we have found your Mecca. Miniatur Wunderland (it means "miniature wonderland" in German, if that wasn't clear) is the...

WATCH: 100 Radioactive Soldiers Light Up Hamburg

Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts

We've all let our paranoia get the best of us, and anonymous art collective LuzInterruptus feels sympathizes. A vast departure from their Madrid insta...

PHOTOS: Nuclear Power 'Intervention' By Spanish Artists

Posted 11.07.2011 | Green

From Inhabitat: Anonymous artist group LuzInterruptus rattled the crowds at Hamburg's Dockville Festival with a haunting installation that reminds ...

PHOTOS: Giant 'Bather' Surprises Hamburg Boaters

Posted 10.03.2011 | World

German boaters got a surprise this week with the debut of "Die Badende" or "The Bather," a giant, styrofoam-and-steel sculpture showing a woman's head...

'Giant Mermaid' Floats In German Lake

Posted 10.02.2011 | Weird News

This is no little mermaid. Workers in the German city of Hamburg are assembling an eye-catching aquatic sculpture called "Giant Mermaid" in Alster ...

Vandalism Or Art? German Graffiti Artist Faces Jail Time

Die Welt/Worldcrunch | Martina Goy | Posted 09.28.2011 | World

It comes down to this: is graffiti art or vandalism? For 20 years, a single man with a spray can has forced Hamburg courts to weigh this very question...

PHOTOS: 5 Easy Day Trips From Berlin

CheapOair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

It's impossible to tire of the German capital, but if things get too urban for you, there are plenty of escapes out of the city. Try these. Captions ...