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Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Apartments built atop the Autobahn, Berlin, Germany

After the bunker apartments, here’s another unique architectural concept . The idea of putting housing on top of a motorway has often been considered but Schlangenbader Strasse in Berlin is (so far) the only structure ever completed. More on this in a later post, but yes the motorway runs right through the place.

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Checkpoint Charlie guardhouse, Berlin, Germany

My views on the actors prancing around on the actual site of Checkpoint Charlie are not exactly news to regular followers of Grown-up Travel Guide. Fortunately the rest of the area around Kochstrasse/Zimmerstrasse has finally got the memorials and exhibitions it deserves – although you still have to zigzag around the fake souvenir stalls of [...]

Christmas markets in Hamburg for 2013

In case it’s passed you by, here on Grown-up Travel Guide we’ve told you all about the best Christmas markets in Berlin, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Rome, London, Amsterdam and Paris. We’ve got a couple more up our sleeve but for our money Germany is still the country to beat in terms of the overall Christmas market experience, but don’t just think Berlin, Munich, [...]