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Filming Locations for The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Wes Anderson’s quirky films have developed quite a reputation and in his latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, many of the scenes are stolen by the intoxicating scenery. Though set in a mythical European country, much of the filming actually took place on location in Germany. Here are several of the most notable German film sites for the film.

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East German City of Gorlitz

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Gorlitz Germany

The East German City of Gorlitz offers old world charm and movie magic. Once forgotten by the world, the city has been re-discovered by film-makers and is the backdrop for films like Inglourious Basterds and The Reader and an abandoned department store became the primary setting for The Grand Hotel Budapest.

Use the Görlitz Travel Guide to orient yourself with the city and discover the Top 8 Attractions in Gorlitz.

Guide to fairy tale Bamberg

Wednesday April 2, 2014

bamberg-rose-gartenLocated over seven hills like another famous city, this Bavarian town is nicknamed the "Franconian Rome". Picture perfect around every corner, Bamberg has one of Europe's largest intact old town centers and is officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its early medieval plan, winding narrow streets and half-timbered architecture are the holy grail of fairytale Germany and an ideal destination for spring.

Check out the top 7 attractions and learn more about the beer and breweries of Bamberg!

New Guide for Germany Travel!

Monday March 24, 2014

Erin Porter in BerlinErin embarked on the expat adventure to Berlin in 2007, sure that within a year she would have had enough of German life and be ready to settle down in Seattle. Seven years later, she is still in Berlin and sharing her expertise on eating, drinking and traveling her way through Germany.

More about her experience can be found on the bio page and be sure to check out the first 10 posts on life in Germany:

Best Free Museums in Berlin - Berlin is well-known as a budget location, rich in history. But visiting all of Berlin's prestigious collections can rack up quite a tab. However, there is room within the crowded listings of museums in Berlin for some of the most unusual, relatively unknown and free museum sites.

Where to go for St. Patrick's Day in Germany - It may seem odd to celebrate Ireland's national holiday in Germany, but just like in the USA, there are plenty of people with Irish heritage, Irish expats or people simply looking to party in green. No matter where you are in Germany, you can find celebrations on March 17th.

Guide to German Photo Booths - In hipster hang-outs, dark street corners and well-traveled avenues, photo booths are quietly making a comeback. A complete guide on where to find and how to use German Photoautomats.

Strong Beer Season in Munich - Oktoberfest is the most well-known beer festival in Munich, Germany, and possibly the world, but it is far from the only beer festival. Described as the "insider's Oktoberfest", locals shake off their winter hibernation with Starkbiers (strong, dark beers) fit for fasting monks during Lent.

Kreuzberg's Markthalle IX - A German market hall is serving the best international food in Berlin. Go for Street Food Thursdays, local produce or a beer at Heidenpeter's.

Guide to the Spreewald - Even though Berlin is a very green city, many people feel the need to simply get out into nature in the summer. The UNESCO protected Spreewald forest is a perfect day-trip destination and offers a fairytale world of outdoor activities and places to eat.

The Best Biergartens in Dresden - A guide to the best beer gardens in Dresden, Germany. An overview of the beer, food and family-friendly drinking culture.

Guide to Berlin Street Food - The best, most common cheap bites in Berlin and where to find them. From sausage to kabob to chicken - I am recommending my favorite street foods.

Stay tuned for more posts on Germany Travel every month!

It's Fashion Week in Berlin

Friday January 10, 2014

Attention fashionistas: Supermodels, designers, and paparazzi flock to Berlin during the Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion Week, which takes place from January 14-16 this year and promises many A - list sightings.

Fashion shows, parties, and receptions turn the city into a catwalk, proving that Germany's capital of cool can hold its own among international fashion cities like Milan, Paris, or New York. Along with big-name designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, and Calvin Klein, the Berlin Fashion Week is especially famous for its young up-and-coming designers and the stars of tomorrow.

Models, Actors, Musicians - if you are star-struck in Berlin, find out more about the favorite hangouts of international celebs in Berlin: Where Celebrities Like to Party in Berlin

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