germany

Munich: Man Versus Machine

I drank a lot of coffee while I was in Germany, but my favorite cuppa has got to be the one I tried from Man Versus Machine Coffee Roasters in Munich. I found out about it through some reviews on Yelp – it’s currently #4 on the best cafes list! While Google Maps told us the specialty…

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Munich: Marienplatz

First day in Munich, and we’re right at the city center – Marienplatz. The main square highlights the New City Hall, with the Rathaus-Glockenspiel at the center of the highest tower. Every day at 11am, it reenacts stories from the 16th century using bells and life-sized figures/puppets. I was able to…

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Germany: Bensberg

Schloss Bensberg, or simply Bensberg Palace, is a must-see in itself, but it’s even better if you catch it on that one special night when they put up a Christmas Market of their own. I happened to be in Cologne on this special night, so what’s a 30 minute drive to…

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Munich: & Other Stories

& Other Stories was the brand I probably would have invented in a parallel universe. In an ideal world, my brand would look EXACTLY like this, with clean, polished, and wearable high-quality minimalist pieces for women of all ages. It’s amazing how & Other Stories was able to perfect the art of being able to come…

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Germany: Bonn

Before finally saying farewell to the city of Cologne, we took a day trip to Bonn, one of Germany’s oldest cities. It was West Germany’s temporary capital in the ’40s, but it’s mostly known to tourists as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven (though a lot of anecdotes says that he actually really hated…

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Cologne: City Hall

The things you find in Cologne! Literally every corner has some sort of rich history behind it. When I first spotted the Cologne City Hall, I didn’t know that it was the oldest city hall in Germany. The area where I took my outfit photos below is apparently the most famous part of the building…

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Cologne: Museum Ludwig

Immediately after almost getting pickpocketed at the Cologne Cathedral, we sought refuge at Museum Ludwig, which was next on our to-do list anyway. No complaints here – I don’t really mind spending an extra hour or two in a modern art museum. You guys would know with the amount of…

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Cologne Cathedral

At the center of Cologne is Germany’s most visited landmark. Seeing a map of the city would make one think that they built everything around this majestic Gothic cathedral. And you can’t really blame them – it has 700+ years of history behind it, and at 515 feet, it’s currently the tallest…

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