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The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Markets in Germany



There’s no better time to experience Germany than during the Advent season, when all of Deutschland sparkles with lights and gemütlichkeit, or winter cheer. From late November through the third week of December, Christmas markets dominate the town square of nearly every city and hamlet. Decorated stalls spill over with handmade ornaments, wooden toys, and weihnachtspyramiden, the traditional candle-powered merry-go-rounds that are staples in most local homes. From the Marienplatz of Munich, with its enormous decorated fir, to the Erzebirge pyramid in Erfurt, German Christmas Markets are the ideal way to usher in the season and celebrate the holidays. And the best way to learn about this brightly festive season is by following this, YMT’s Ultimate Guide to German Christmas Markets.




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Topics: Germany, Travel Tips


10 Must-Visit Places in Berlin



Modern Berlin is a relatively new city because so many of its finest treasures were bombed out in World War II. That doesn’t mean, however, that there isn’t any history scattered throughout this German capital. While the Berlin Wall may no longer stand, reminders of it are all around—from Checkpoint Charlie to the Brandenburg Gate, the Palace of Tears to the remaining sections of the Wall itself. Discover the proud remnants of Germany’s past and the ever-evolving designs of its post-modern future. Here are the top 10 things to see in today’s Berlin:




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Topics: Germany, Travel Tips