Category Archives: Culture

Discover Aachen, Charlemagne’s capital city

Over the course of history, Aachen has gained a reputation by transforming itself from an ancient city of power into a modern hub of education. DW’s Eesha Kheny checked it out for us. Continue reading

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La Chaux-de-Fonds – City of watchmakers

Legendary luxury watch brands, for which Switzerland is known worldwide, originate from La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle. The watchmaking metropolis has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Continue reading

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La Chaux-de-Fonds – City of watchmakers

Legendary luxury watch brands, for which Switzerland is known worldwide, originate from La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle. The watchmaking metropolis has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Continue reading

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La Chaux-de-Fonds – City of watchmakers

Legendary luxury watch brands, for which Switzerland is known worldwide, originate from La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle. The watchmaking metropolis has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. Continue reading

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Tourism is booming again on Lampedusa

In 2013, after a refugee ship sank off the coast of Lampedusa, killing hundreds of people, the Italian island became synonymous worldwide with the global refugee crisis. Now after a slump, tourists have begun returning. Continue reading

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57 years since the building of the Berlin Wall

Berlin and Germany will commemorate the victims of the construction of the Berlin Wall 57 years ago. On August 13,1961 the East German leadership under Walter Ulbricht began constructing the Wall. Continue reading

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Almost like staying with friends  -  Airbnb turns ten

Holidaying with locals, cheaper and more personal than in a hotel: with that simple idea, the founders of Airbnb turned the travel industry upside down. We take stock. Continue reading

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Walking in Scotland

If you’re on foot, you really get up close to the the charms of the Scottish countryside. On the West Highland Way, walkers and hikers have the best possible conditions. Continue reading

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A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

The idyllic district of Anafiotika was constructed on the northeastern side of the hill leading up to the ancient Acropolis, and its 100-odd, tile-roofed houses are as old as the modern Greek capital itself. Continue reading

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Tracing Nelson Mandela’s footsteps 100 years after his birth

July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013. Visitors can follow in his footsteps from the Soweto township to Robben Island where he was imprisoned for
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