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Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Mohrenstrasse U-Bahn station, Berlin, Germany

Mohrenstrasse

The U-Bahn station Mohrenstrasse in central Berlin has quite a history. Originally called Kaiserhof, it was the scene of an attempted escape from the nearby Fuhrer Bunker in the last hours of the war. About ten separate groups used the tunnel to make their way to Friedrichstrasse station – among the escapees was one Martin […]

Hotel Review – Kempinski Hotel Gravenbruch, Frankfurt, Germany

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Image (c) Kempinski Hotels Right, let’s assume that you need to stay over near Frankfurt Airport but would like somewhere not directly overlooking the runway. A quick search will reveal a few choices within shuttle bus/taxi distance of the terminal and competition for your cash can often result in some good deals, particularly through third-party […]

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Pallasseum (eastern side), Berlin, Germany

Pallasseum (eastern side)

  We’ve covered this monstrosity/architectural oddity/engineering marvel (delete as applicable) before, with a picture of the western side of the apartment/bunker combo. Here you can see the view from the east; it’s probably fair to say that the bunker hasn’t exactly been hidden in the process… More interesting urban construction can be seen at these […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Berlin Wall watchtower, Berlin, Germany

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

From Hitler’s holiday camp to luxury hotel? – Large section of the “Colossus of Rugen” sold at auction

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Block One of the Prora KdF resort fetches £2.2 million at auction on Saturday One day, you could own a piece of this… In a surprising turn of events this weekend, an entire 500 metre section of the planned holiday camp at Prora on the island of Rugen in Germany was sold for £2.2 million, […]