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I guess most of us have seen the words Eau de Cologne at least once. But have you ever wonder where these words came from? Over the time, the original meaning of the words has been slightly altered but it is still used to describe a scent that has become a legend, and Cologne (Köln in German) is where that legend began.

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Mitte – Berlin’s Heart and Soul

More than just the centre of a city, Mitte is the perfect overture to all that is idiosyncratic about Germany’s capital – a dynamic, world-opening city with a chequered history. Tragedies occurred in this borough, but so did joy and celebration. It’s also here that policies are made, art is created and literature is written. In short, Mitte is Berlin’s heart and soul.

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Hanover: There are more than just CeBIT

Lacking the charm of neighbouring Hansa cities, Hanover has never scored high on the list of most favourite destinations in Germany. Most people come here for CeBit – the world’s largest trade fair in the computer industry, and many assume that this place is solely an industrial centre with nothing else to see. Hidden beneath this “hi-tech identity” is, however, a city full of history and cultural heritage which are only visible to those with patience and a keen eye…

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