The Bavarian palace Schloss Schleissheim, or Schleissheim Palace, just outside of Munich is comprised of two palaces, a hunting lodge, and gardens.

Munich’s Oft-Overlooked Schleissheim Palace Wows

Roughly halfway between the Munich airport and the city’s Altstadt, or “old town,” lies Schloss Schleissheim. Centuries ago, the site was merely some average farmland. Today, there are two palaces, a hunting lodge, and formal gardens that are absolutely ideal for strolling. Although not hidden or unknown, Schleissheim Palace is often overshadowed by its nearby …

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia with City Hall.

2022 Holiday & Christmas Events In Philadelphia Region

Get ready to feel festive and holly jolly because the winter holidays are upon us! From Hanukkah to Christmas in Philadelphia and everywhere in between, it’s time to deck the halls and countdown to the New Year! But before that happens, there are plenty of winter festivals and Christmas events in Philadelphia and across the …

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Celebrate the holidays with these German Christmas decorations, fun ornaments, German advent calendars, and plenty of sweet treats.

Festive German Christmas Decorations & More

When it comes to the Christmas holiday, Germany is full of many wonderful traditions. They range from delectable sweets to festive and charming decorations and, of course, timeless German Christmas music. I have pulled together some of the best German Christmas decorations and some of my favorite German holiday sweets to help you to create …

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Learn German with films of Michael Bully Herbig!

Learn German with Films of Michael Bully Herbig

German comedic actor Michael Bully Herbig is well known throughout the German-speaking world for his humorous parodies that are not afraid to be silly. International audiences may recognize him as the host of Amazon Prime‘s LOL: Last One Laughing Germany, a German language streaming TV show that pits celebrities against each other and challenges them …

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Learn German with the music of Schnipo Schranke!

Learn German with Music of Schnipo Schranke

If you are not yet familiar with the German indie pop duo Schnipo Schranke, now is the time. Although the pair have gone their separate ways musically in 2019 after only a few years together, they are gone but not forgotten. With clear vocals delivered over steady, angular rhythms, the duo released two solid albums. …

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Learn German with the films of Sibel Kekilli!

Learn German with Films of Sibel Kekilli

If German actress Sibel Kekilli looks familiar to you then you might have just outed yourself as an astute Game of Thrones viewer. On the wildly popular American television show, Kekilli spent three years as the mistress to Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister. But before she was a regular in this violent, dragon-filled fantasy world, she …

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At the heart of the Ephrata Cloister are the Saron (or Sisters' House) and Saal (or Meeting House).

Ephrata Cloister Explores Religion & History

It is well-established that freedom of religion is an essential tenant upon which the United States was founded. And it was part of the motivation that drove many of the earliest settlers to come to America, especially Quaker William Penn’s Pennsylvania. One of the most notable communities, founded in the 18th century, is the Historic …

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