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The Rise of Dark Tourism

A global travel trend that’s hard to swallow, dark tourism takes travellers to places that are identified with tragedy, suffering, death and destruction. These are destinations such as war zones, nuclear blast sites, genocide prisons, tombs – places that are eerie, dangerous, scary and often bizarre. Dark tourism takes us to places which are considered taboo […]

Why are there so many different lists for the 7 Wonders of the World?

6 of the original Ancient 7 wonders of the world have been largely destroyed or have disappeared. New authors have attempted to redo the list based on present day observations. The Original 7 wonders of the world are now known as The 7 Ancient Wonders of the World but are essentially the original list. They […]

Schwarzwald in the Winter

Home of the cuckoo clock, the Schwarzwald (Black Forest) gets its name from its dark, slightly sinister canopy of evergreens: this is where Hansel and Gretel encountered the wicked witch. The vast expanse of hills, valleys, rivers and forests stretch from the swish spa town of Baden-Baden to the Swiss border, and from the Rhine […]

Heidleberg

Surrounded by forest 93km south of Frankfurt, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town is renowned for its baroque Altstadt, spirited student atmosphere, beautiful riverside setting and evocative half-ruined hilltop castle, which draws 11.8 million visitors a year. We flew into Frankfurt and took a train to Heidelberg to check into our amazing accommodation (birthday […]

Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden’s air of old-world luxury and curative waters have attracted royals, the rich and celebrities over the years – Barack Obama and Bismarck, Queen Victoria and Victoria Beckham included. This Black Forest town boasts grand colonnaded buildings and whimsically turreted art-nouveau villas spread across the hillsides and framed by forested mountains.

The Guinness Storehouse

               

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