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Brunswick 1944: pictures you will not forget

Christina/ September 29, 2019/ The daily grind, Ideas of philosophy

During an organized walk in the course of the exhibition: “October 15th – the destruction of Brunswick” we learn how desastrous the bombing of the city in October 1944 really was. We visit places that have been destroyed and get to know facts on the impact of the destruction on people and the city.

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A perfect day on the Brocken

Christina/ September 24, 2019/ The daily grind

End of September, right after beginning of autumn, we enjoy a perfect day in the Harz Mountains. We walk up to the top of the Brocken and are just having a good time. The Brocken is the highest mountain of the Harz (1100). The so called “Goethe Weg” is one of the shortest and most popular trekking routes to the

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Little big feelings on canvas

Christina/ September 16, 2019/ Culture

Since yesterday the Städtisches Museum in Brunswick hosts a new exhibition on the so called Düsseldorfer Schule. The grand opening took place yesterday among invited guests with music coming from the original grand piano of Clara Schumann.

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Group portrait with mummy

Christina/ September 3, 2019/ The daily grind

The ELZ located between Frellstedt, Wolsdorf and Helmstedt is probably not part of the most prominent hiking trails within the region and thus tends to be sidelined. Therefore reason enough to bring up this “ridge” for once. Heading for Tekenberg! I start my tour in Frellstedt, a small town about 8 kilometres away from Helmstedt. It is a very hot

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The destruction of Brunswick

Christina/ September 2, 2019/ Culture

Summary of the German article “Der Tod der alten Stadt Braunschweig”. Starting September 2nd to October 15th, 2019 the Städtische Museum Braunschweig (and five other places) hosts an exhibition on the devastating bombing of Brunswick on the night of October 15th in 1944. The exhibition is subdivided into six chapters that are meant to distinguish the individual artist’s approach to

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(Deutsch) Starke Frauen in Braunschweig

Christina/ August 26, 2019/ Culture

What might be taken for granted by now, used to be different not too long ago: Women passing the A-levels, working women and women being economically independent. Also in Brunswieck these things used to be different. Still, some women had the guts to make it even in the older days of the 20th century. Those remarkable ladies were subject of

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Get up your lazy bed and move into the rocks

Christina/ August 12, 2019/ The daily grind, Culture

Cliffs with partly imaginative names such as „Mouse trap“ or „Goat’s spine” are predominantly known from the Harz Mountains. The “Bodensteiner Klippen” southwesterly of Salzgitter might be less famous, though they are a real worthwhile destination. This article will tell you why it is advisable to have a good sense of direction, a gps and trousers (instead of shorts) when

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City of lies: Teheran

Christina/ August 6, 2019/ Culture

For all who are interested in deep insights into Iranian day-to-day life should take a look at Ramit Navi’s book: „City of lies. Love, Sex and death in Teheran“, an interesting and complex reading. Eight stories portrait the city and the people living in it. The narrations result from interviews being taken by the author with the corresponding protagonists –

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Into the wild, wild Harz

Christina/ July 23, 2019/ Culture

Anybody who needs an adrenalin rush should forget about the Brocken, the Harzer Hexenstieg, Pullmann City and all of this hullabaloo. I say, go, where the Harz is really, really wild: the karst landscape – right you are! It is the place where you are either attacked by livestock guardian dogs or middle-aged guys. It is the place, where you

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Poland: The most beautiful hikes

Christina/ July 21, 2019/ Culture

oland is a hiking paradies – full stop. We were absolutely thrilled by the panoramas and above all by the extremely well-organised signposting in the mountains. It is really, really fun to hike there and there are so many interesting areas that really make a passionate hiker’s heart beat faster. Although I admit that the Schneekoppe is rather a “must

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