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No, Airbus, I Don't Want to Be Stacked

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I don't fancy sitting on top of other passengers in an A380 or larger plane, and worrying about more people breathing the same recycled, often staler, air pumped into the cabin.

The 10 Most Instagrammable Cities in Europe

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

Wondering which European cities are best represented on Instagram? Yep, we were too! So we undertook the highly scientific mathematical research of finding out how many times the hashtags for the names of each city in Europe have been used.

Wrapping Up One Hundred Days in Europe

Rick Steves | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

My summer trip is finished. I'm flying home. And to wrap up my Hundred Days of Europe blog, I threw a bunch of final images against the wall, and thes...

Hamburg: Mighty Harbors, Repurposed Bomb Shelters, and Designer Embankments

Rick Steves | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

My last stop in Europe this year is Hamburg. After weeks of filming in scorching heat, heavy rains finally slammed us -- and after three socked-in day...

Pretzel Love in Germany

Rick Steves | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Even after decades of travel, it's so fun to still be learning fun little factoids about the cultures we visit. It never ends! In Dresden, my German friend explained that the dough woven into a pattern in a pretzel represents the way our thumbs cross when we fold our hands in prayer.

Germany's Complex, Tumultuous History

Rick Steves | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm just wrapping up three weeks of filming in Germany, and I'm impressed by the souvenirs of its tumultuous history. Doing TV shows on Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Dresden, Leipzig, and Hamburg, you can't avoid the flip side of Germany's greatness.

Millions of German Americans Sailed From Here

Rick Steves | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Being in Hamburg, I kept thinking, "I love this city." And one highlight was seeing the place from where millions of Germans emigrated to the New World. Imagine the fun of filming this city with a local guide to help locate the best angles.

Hamburg Doesn't Want a Storm Surge Flood

Rick Steves | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

After being in Germany as it suffered through an unprecedented 30 days in a row of temperatures between 90 and 100 degrees, and now in the midst of se...

Hamburg's Biggest WWII Bunker Now Filled with Music

Rick Steves | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Although it was almost completely destroyed in a horrific bombing in 1943, today's Hamburg has rebounded as a surprisingly fun and fascinating city.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

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

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 06.09.2015 | 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...