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We stayed at Holiday Inn Berlin airport hotel between connecting flight to Spain. At start we didn't planned to stay at hotel at all or to use some cheap hostel in Berlin city center, but after actually landing here in Berlin and visiting Berlin city center, we agreed a hotel is a must have. I was surprised to learn that hotels are...
Berlin TV tower is located close to the Alexanderplatz in Berlin, Germany.  The tower was constructed between 1965 and 1969 by the administration of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was intended as a symbol of Berlin, which it remains today, as it is easily visible throughout the central and some suburban...
Alexanderplatz most probably is Berlin's most famous tourist spot. Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin, near the Fernsehturm. Berliners often call it simply Alex, referring to a larger neighborhood stretching from Mollstraße...
Berlin-Schönefeld Flughafen (also named simply as Berlin Schönefeld) is a railway station in Schönefeld next to Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport just outside Berlin. The station is served by the S-Bahn lines S9 and S45 as well as the Regional Bahn. It's...
Berlin Schönefeld Airport ( Flughafen Berlin Schönefeld  is an international airport near the town of Schönefeld at the southern border of Berlin, the capital of Germany, 18 km (11 mi) southeast of its city centre. It is the smaller of the two airports in Berlin ...
In this article I have listed top 10 budget hotels close or near to Frankfurt - Hahn airport in Germany.  About a year ago I did a short but very memorable trip to Germany and The Netherlands, and my trip started (and ended at Frankfurt Hahn Airport), back then I choose to stay at Hotel Zur Morschabch, for other valuable deals...
Back at the end of April 2015 I made a trip to Keukenhof's Tulip Gardens. This trip started and ended at a remote German airport Frankfurt - Hahn. Although the total time for this trip was just 3 days we traveled a lot. You will find a few landmarks reviewed here, a few restaurant reviews and a few hotel reviews as well.  Click on...
I booked this hotel in Altlay because of it's close location to Frankfurt-Hahn airport, cheap price and free parking.  I had like only 10 minutes for hotel research back in the Linden town. I was hoping to use hotwire for selecting a fine hotel near airport area, but unfortunately hotwire this time didn't served any hotel in a...
Welcome to my second restaurant review in Germany. First one happened some 90 km west from Linden. Read Restaurant Bellini In Andernach, Germany. Today I will write about a Greek style restaurant Akropolis in a lovely German city of Linden (Province of Hesse). The idea to visit this restaurant arise from our friend who had visited...
Linden is a small German town located in historical region of Hesse. We headed here to enjoy dinner at Greek restaurant, make some purchases at local store and say goodbye to a friend with whom we travelled in Germany and headed to Keukenhof's garden in The Netherlands during our short trip in this part of the World.Kaufland store in...
I have been into church photography lately and during our latest trip to Germany/ The Netherlands I had a chance to visit the Cathedral of Cologne. I was hoping to make here some good photos but unfortunately I'm not very satisfied with result I got it was a rainy day and I didn't use any tripod. There is still plenty of room to improve...
As I already stated in my previous blog post about Gothic Aachen Town Hall (Rathaus) in Germany this was my first time in Aachen and I had little not to say no clue what to see here. After a lovely breakfast at Oebel Backerei we decided to spend a few more minutes in this German town of Aachen. Then we discovered...
After a lovely breakfast at Oebel Backerei we decided to spend a few more minutes in this German town of Aachen. Since this was my first time at this part of Germany, and frankly speaking this was my first time of hearing the name of Aachen I had no idea what I should see in this city. We just started to walk on one of the narrow streets...
Despite some people would recommend you avoiding Frankfurt-Hahn airport because of it's location and some would even call this place a barn somewhere in the middle of nowhere, my experience shows that Frankfurt-Hahn airport although is not centrally located is a pretty decent airport,with all the basic facilities traveller could need.We...
If you cannot get breakfast in the Netherlands you go to Germany. That's how I could in short describe how we discovered a lovely German bakery - Oebel Backerei in Aachen (Germany).After a negative experience last night back in small Dutch town-let of Kerkrade (during our stay at Golden Tulip hotel) we couldn't find any decent place to...
We ended our first day in Germany at hotel Bastion located in a small town called Neuss close to a larger Dusseldorf. I must admit we had a problems to find this location, but it was my fault not hotels. I didn't know how to enter address on our rental cars navigation system, so we did have a drive "on blind".After a several stops at gas...
One thing I like about travel photography it helps to recall those amazing places you have visited during your travels. So today looking through my travel photos I found an intereting place, I would even call it a gem - Bonn's Old Town Hall and marketplace near it.In fact during my visit there I had no clue there is a marketplace...
The idea to visit Beethoven's House of birth arrived from friend of us whom we earlier picked up in city of Koblenz. Honestly speaking I have no idea why he (friend) was so eager to see this place because in fact we didn't see anything more than just a usual dwelling house and a street table on that house indicating that indeed a maestro...
We hadn't any plans to visit this lovely and former capital city of West Germany Bonn. Our friend who is living in Germany and we picked up him earlier this day in Koblenz insisted we should visit some place were some Mozart (well actually Ludwig von Beethoven) were born and it turned out to be a city of Bonn. We arrived here at...
Restaurant Bellini is a Italian style restaurant located in spectacular German town of Andernach (some 20 km North from Koblenz). You can find my first impressions of this lovely town located on the banks of Rhine river here: Andernach - A Lovely German Town On The Banks Of RhineI must admit neither me, neither us we were looking...
Andernach indeed is one of the loveliest German towns I have visited. In fact I haven't visited much German towns. We arrived here after picked up a friend in Koblenz. Andernach is located just some 20 km North of Koblenz. I know some will find it strange to leave a city of Koblenz not seeing it much (just a railway...
German TV public have chosen their winner for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna: Andreas Kümmert won the vote of the public but declined to represent Germany. Thus the second-placed Ann-Sophie will be singing Black Smoke in Vienna!About Ann SophieAnn Sophie (24) was born in London and grew up in Hamburg. At the age of four, she...
According to Georgian National Tourism Administration in 2014 there was a total of  5 493 492 international travelers arriving to Georgia, what is a increase of 1.9% compared to previous year (2013) Most of the travelers arrive from following 5 countries - Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine, if counted together...
Last year I started pay more attention to the TOP 10 largest economies in the World by terms of Gross Domestic Product. It's time to compare them again. Gross Domestic Product in TOP 10 Largest Economies 2013 Rank Country 2012 2013 Growth bln $ Growth % 1 United States 16,244 16,800...
Russia is getting more and more pressure, and it seems Russia's ego will be undermined next year at Sochi Olymics.First, German president announced , he wont attend Sochi, then White House informed that Barack Obama, wont be there, and now Frances president is informing he wont attend.Well - it's not a biggy on one hand - it doesn't mean...
Not so far away Germany and Russia, seemed like close bodies, signing contracts, making smaller EU nations to feel betrayed. Nord Stream project some even called a new Molotov - Ribbentrop pact, dividing Europe again.Lately Germany, had took closer look at European Eastern Partnership, by trying to get Ukraine in. Germany's chancellor...
Which country spends the most for it's military budget?Meet worlds top 10 most richest countries by military expenditures:United States 682.478 $ blnChina 166.107 $ blnRussia 90.749 $ blnUnited Kingdom 61.007 $ blnJapan 59.267 $ blnFrance 58.943 $ blnSaudi Arabia 56.724 $ blnIndia 45.785 $ blnGermany 43.478 $ blnItaly 34.004 $ bln ...
That said makes me think, that Turkey has no serious plans to join Eurasian Union. IMHO Turkey is teasing European Union. And why shouldn't? Turkey has long, long history on it's attempts to join European Union, but there always are some obstacles from EU side. And that makes Turkey angry.From one side - EU is feeling fears, if Turkey...
Entertaining documentary from BBC, where Brit journalist with his wife and kids moves to Germany, to see what is the averege life of German people. Journalist gets a job in German pencil factory, and needs to get up exactly at 06:23 AM. Meanwhile his wife needs to be a real housewife and do house works 4 hours and 10 minutes each day....
Germany is leading economy in European Union accounting in more than 3 trillions USD GDP nominal. If we can forecast German economy, can we forecast economy of European Union, or at least economy of Euro Zone?For ilustration I'm adding few charts to better ilustrate how Germany looks on European Union background: Germany by GDP...