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Exploring Germany’s Berlin Wall History, 25 Years After The Fall

On May 23, 1962, a 14-year-old boy named Winfried Tews ran for dear life. Scrambling over the walls and jumping into a canal, desperation propelled him forward. Despite the dangerous situation, despite the people he was leaving behind, despite the guard who was killed in the crossfire, despite the East German border guards shooting at…

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Leipzig: A Must-Have Day Trip From Berlin, Germany

Munich, Berlin, Hamburg. These are the common cities I hear tourists visiting during trips to Germany. After a recent trip to Leipzig, I can’t believe this city isn’t on the list. Not only is it a short and straight trip from Berlin — not to mention cheaper than the capital — but it’s got a…

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How To Make A Museum Visit More Interesting

Museums. For some people they lead to a feeling of anticipation while others picture an hour’s worth of yawns. Whichever camp you fall into, there’s no denying museums are treasure troves of interesting information that can give you insight into the destination and culture you’re visiting. To help you enjoy your next museum visit, here…

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You Put That Pencil Where?! Exploring Ohio’s Quirky Pencil Sharpener Museum

If you’re looking for something quirky to do, Hocking Hills, Ohio, is definitely a good spot. Along with being home to the country’s only washboard factory and certified ghost hunting, visitors can browse 3,500 pencil sharpeners at the Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum. Mr. Johnson began collecting pencil sharpeners since 1988. What started as…

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