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Budget Car Rental Coupons and Stuttgart: South Germany Car Culture.

Budget Car Rental Coupons = A Great Weekend in South Germany

We were given some really cool car rental coupons last week, so we decided we’d rent a car and do a quick road trip around the country known for making spectacular cars: Germany. But not just any part of Germany: south Germany.

Stuttgart – Car Culture and Museums in Southern Germany 

Stuttgart is one of Germany’s largest industrial cities usually associated with factories and heavy industry. However, many Germans know it for its culture, including world-class museums, opera and ballet, royal palaces and other historic buildings. The sprawling city also has plenty of wide-open spaces, with woodland and meadows comprising more than half of the area. Even the origins of its name are rural, a derivation from the words “stud farm.”

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A good place to start any visit to Stuttgart is with the spectacular view of the city and

Car Hire in Germany

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By using a local hire in Berlin, you can easily access some amazing destinations around the city, including the DDR Museum and the Ferncentum TV Tower. You could even take a drive along the River Spree to visit Museum Island and its five internationally acclaimed museums….or take a quick trip to the Reichstag.

Why Use a Car Hire?

Sure you go the rental car route: maybe even use an Avis coupon to save a few bucks. But can you read German traffic signs? Do you know where the famous city landmarks are located in Berlin? Are you absolutely sure about which side of the road they drive on?…

Germany is actually a traditional vacation location for individuals who love the disciplines, tradition, background and exceptional food and beverage. Whether you go for that cutting edge city culture of the historical towns, the lovely northern beaches, Berlin and vineyards of the …

I am a Berliner.

After having run with the masses during today’s Marathon, I have a new definition of what it means to be a Berliner. I’d recently been told that merely living in Berlin does not necessarily warrant Berliner status. That to be from Berlin you must have been born and raised and have shed sweat and tears on its ground.

Apparently, it’s not like in New York, say, where you put in a year’s time, wear a little more black and drop your sidewalk smiling habit, and can proclaim yourself a New Yorker. After today’s international affair, though, I beg to differ. These aforementioned masses—the many Danes, the Scots, the Brazilians, the Japanese, die Welt—took Berlin in stride this morning. Everyone trod upon historically-laden land with surprising finesse and good humor. While it’s possible that this sort of merry bonding is characteristic of these Marathon events, I can’t help but …

Collect the Shards

collect the shards 1As time passes here in Berlin, I’m finding myself increasingly intertwined in a complex web of global perspectives. It’s like I’m collecting debris of conversations that have already taken place and of issues that just want to be worn out but are forced to endure. Amidst the rubble, however, there are strings of connectivity begging to be yanked into view of those averse to them.

On a day trip to Leipzig last week, NYU professor of Sociology, Thomas Ertman, led our group on a bit of an ad-hoc city tour. He guided us on a whirl-wind tour of the Saxon city, answering our questions between landmarks. Toward the beginning of our walk, he’d given us a quick debriefing on the previous, thriving fur industry that supported Leipzig’s economy. Jewish Leipzigers, actually, were the propellers of this long-running fur trade, but emergence of the Nazi power put an end to it

Berlin: Beginning at the End

While a singular, first encounter may set the tone for an experience, it’s a series of encounters that ultimately composes a symphony of revelation.

If it were possible to have a concise, uncomplicated thought about Berlin, then perhaps writing a reflection on my time spent in this city would come a little easier.

 

encounter berlin 1Yorckstraße S-bahn station

For the past three months I’ve lived in Schöneberg, a predominantly Turkish neighborhood in West Berlin. I have an Apotheke across the street, two discount grocery stores within a two-block radius, the Yorckstrasse S1, S2, S25 and U7 just a three-minute walk away and I have a variety of Turkish bodegas and eats just at my doorstep; on Wednesdays and Saturdays there’s a Turkish market just a block away, good ol’ Hisar’s—reigning favorite of Schöneberg Falafel fans—right by the S-Bahn, and then of course there’s Pasam’s Baklava, home of the best Baklava

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