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Christmas is fast approaching and if you live in Germany, you’ll definitely want to plan a visit to one of the magical Christkindlmarkt or Christmas Markets that take place here beginning in late November. The Germans love Christmas and their rich holi...





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Sparkling Wine Tour at Kessler in Esslingen

When you think of sparkling wine, most people think the Champagne region of France ... would it surprise you to know that Germany has a long an celebrated history of sparkling winemaking of their own? I've been waiting...





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New Novel Set in Grafenwöhr

We recently sat down with Joy Awe, Buzz Off Base contributor and author, to talk about her recently released novel, Suspended Animation. The book tells the story of rookie Army wife Allison Bronson, who arrives in Graf...






Nutcracker Sweet in Nuremberg

Cradling a cup of hot-spiced wine as a hand warmer, I stroll through Nürnberg's main square. All around me are bundled-up shoppers and kids sampling fresh gingerbread, riding the carousel, listening to roving brass quintets, and marveling at the newest...





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  • The German capital boasts works by some of the world's most prominent street artists. The Local took a walk through the districts of Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg to bring you some of the highlights.

  • German authorities are inspecting bank accounts more often than ever, figures from the finance ministry showed on Friday.

  • Borussia Dortmund's charismatic coach Jürgen Klopp has reiterated he would not be joining Manchester United despite British media reports linking him to the vacant manager's job following David Moyes' dismissal.

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