germany

A 13-post collection

250 days in Germany

In the first 22 years of my life, I have never been anywhere far from home. To be precise, never even been beyond the south of the country. And now here I am… 8 months in Europe, having visited 8 countries, experienced cultures totally different from what I am used to… It would not be an understatement to say it was all a life changing experience. So what did I

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Trier and a dash into Luxembourg

The main purpose of this particular trip was to meet Anu in Frankfurt. But this was possible only on a Sunday and we had a full Saturday to be planned for. After going through a list of possible points of interest, we zeroed in on Trier. This particular German city, located right at the border with Luxembourg was quite different from other places in the country. I don’t know

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Berlin & Magdeburg

Berlin – the capital. It is miles away from Stuttgart, but whats a visit to Germany without at least a peek at Berlin! [![Alexanderplatz - in the rain](http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1354/dsc00112wb4.th.jpg)](http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00112wb4.jpg)Though they say there never is a bad time to visit Berlin, we certainly did find one :) . It was raining quite bad and we had

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Eisstockschiessen

Our project team went out for this game of Eisstockschiessen last day. Eisstockschiessen? Yeah, that same expression in your face right now… I had that same weird thoughtful look too while I was reading the invitation mail. ;) Well despite the complicated name, the actual game is quite simple. It also goes by the more pronounceable name of Bavarian curling. The rules are simple, we take turns throwing and sliding a

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While it was snowing...

It snowed in Plochingen last day. I opened the window and lo! there it was like a dream, from a fairy tale. Beautiful! I walked out first with a group then again alone. It was freezing. But it was such an amazing experience that I stayed out for as long as I could. Walking alone in the night while it was snowing… [![Image Hosted by ImageShack.us](http://img264.imageshack.

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Three weekends in Hildesheim

1 This was the first time (also the last till date ;) ) I had the chance to travel in Germany’s fastest (and potentially the fastest in the world according to my German collegues atleast) train – the InterCity Express or simply the ‘ICE’. It was a good experience, that much speed on land was new (though not any more). The interior decos were interesting too, I especially loved the bord-bistro, though

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Mit alles bitte...

I have heard so may horror stories about German food. Even the German lady who took my ‘inter-cultural’ session told me so. But I would have to say it has not been too disappointing. No, not that you can have it every day, but it is not as bad as they make it sound to be. Anyway the whole point of this post is not about German food, but something

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Neuschwanstein

Germany is a land known for castles. But I have not really been to any of them. As you can see I am not really into this castle and palace stuff. However many people have told me Neuschwanstein was different. So I decided what the heck, lets visit it! [![](http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/8163/neu025km3.th.jpg "Neuschwanstein")](http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=neu025km3.jpg)The touring

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Chicken Bonn

[![](http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/1790/p9150027pd5.th.jpg "Freizeit Park Bonn")](http://img212.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p9150027pd5.jpg)I had gone for a trip to Bonn last weekend with Ginu and Sandeep to meet the latter’s cousin. The main purpose was not to see the city, but anyway we roamed around the place – the old capital of West Germany. It was a bit surprising, the city

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Trekking in Oberstdorf

Oberstdorf is a skiing and hiking resort right at the edge of the southern German border. It was all a quick plan to visit this place and do some trekking since we didn’t have much else to do last weekend. But it was well worth it. [![](http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/3874/obd018fg0.th.jpg "Faistenoy")](http://img102.imageshack.us/my.php?image=obd018fg0.jpg)We left early morning

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