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Newsletter August 31, 2012
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Germany - A Land of Beautiful Contrasts
Where Fairy Tales Come True
Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm did not have to look beyond their own homeland to write about magical places. Germany is indeed breathtaking in its beauty. A high degree of innovation and technology blended effortlessly with a rich historic, cultural, and linguistic legacy goes on to create the magic of Germany. Passionate about sports, in love with their beer, courteous and candid at the same time Germans are proud of their legacy and their beautiful country. When in Germany do enjoy the many fairs and festivals, appreciate the art and music, and indulge in the lively entertainment the country has to offer.
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Most Visited Cities of Germany
The cities of Germany are a colorful blend of culture, history, enterprise, innovation, fashion, finance, and technology. While German cities do attract a considerable number of business travelers, the number of leisure visitors and international students visiting the country is also on the rise.
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Berlin

The capital and largest city of Germany, Berlin is the hub of European economy and politics and is a culturally rich city.

Munich

The financial and publishing hub, Munich is ranked as one of the most livable cities of the world. The city is famous for its breweries and the Weissbier.

Hamburg

Known as an important center for European media, the beautiful city of Hamburg stands on the banks of River Elbe.

Cologne

Better known for the Kolner Dom (Cathedral of Cologne) and the Universitat zu Koln (University of Cologne), the city of Cologne is the favorite with those who love the arts.

Frankfurt

One of the largest financial centers in Europe, Frankfurt is also hosts the renowned Frankfurt Trade Fair.

Stuttgart

Stuttgart, besides being a swanky metropolis, is one of Germany's most futuristic cities and encourages innovation and new enterprises.

When To Visit Germany
Best Weather:
May to October, December (colorful fairs, the wine festivals and very pleasant weather)
Affordable Prices:
January to April (off season discounts and cheap flight fares)
Most Crowded:
May to December
Germany Travel Tips
Most of the major cities in Germany offer free city tours. Do avail these as they are a great but inexpensive option.
Plan ahead. While train tickets are expensive, advance booking can help knock off about 40% of the fare.
Germany is popularly known as Beer Country and the local breweries produce excellent ales. Do try the Malt Korn.
Do not forget to watch out for the Rache des Papstes, a cross shaped reflection of the sun on the Fernsehturm Berlin.
Do join the Cologne Carnival which is declared open on the November 11, at 11:11 hours each year if you are in town at the time.
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Oktoberfest, held in Munich from late September through early October, is the world's largest fair & attracts over 5 million visitors.
In 1916, Germany became the first country to adopt Daylight Saving Time. The Goseck Circle in Saxony-Anhalt is the oldest sun observatory in Europe.
Home to enterprises such as Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW, Porsche, and Audi, Germany is the center of the global automobile industry. Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, is a popular tourist attraction.
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