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    Exciting Things in Germany!

    Tell me about them, please. I'm planning a trip with my father (meaning I don't have to pay for anything!!!) and brother and would love suggestions on what to see / where to go. My friend is studying abroad in Ulm, so I'll be in that area for at least a day. Otherwise, we have no plans. Please advise.

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    German beer are certainly worth investigating
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
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    German beer are certainly worth investigating
    Everytime I had a 'lunch special' in Barvaria, it included a very large stein of beer. Please plan accordingly.
    There's nothing wrong with the dream, my friend, the problem lies with the dreamer.

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    Red light district.
    Graffiti in a public toilet
    Do not require skill or wit
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    Among the poets we are ****.

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    Red light district.
    A classic European father/son activity.
    There's nothing wrong with the dream, my friend, the problem lies with the dreamer.

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    A classic European father/son activity.
    A family spitroast.
    Graffiti in a public toilet
    Do not require skill or wit
    Among the **** we all are poets
    Among the poets we are ****.

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    Must see: Nudist colonies full of fat bearded men, sausages and beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Sparky View Post
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    A classic European father/son activity.
    I think that b etor are more interested in father/daughter activities
    With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.

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    Ew. That's sick.
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    Jon Miller: MikeH is a shockingly revolting dolt and a masturbatory urine-reeking sideshow freak whose word is as valuable as an aging cow paddy.
    We've got both kinds

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    I think that b etor are more interested in father/daughter activities
    That's what strapons are for. And Mike Hunt, you're a sick person.
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    Must see: Nudist colonies full of fat bearded men, sausages and beer.
    erm... yes... sounds wonderful.

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    German beer are certainly worth investigating
    I've developed a very strong liking toward beer, so I'm most certainly going to try them all.

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    I think that b etor are more interested in father/daughter activities
    He does fall within my desired age range...



    but seriously, i have a bf.

    also, eww.


    My brother is 16, but has no interest in alcohol (as it should be at his age) so we'll also need other activities. My father will no doubt want to see old churches/cathedrals/prison camps / historical things. Any suggestions on those? We'll be going in June if that helps.

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    Does the grave of Johann Gambolputty count as a historical thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by b etor View Post
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    My brother is 16, but has no interest in alcohol (as it should be at his age) so we'll also need other activities. My father will no doubt want to see old churches/cathedrals/prison camps / historical things. Any suggestions on those? We'll be going in June if that helps.
    Go to Stuttgart, it's twinned with Cardiff.

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    in Europe kids start drinking at 12...

    first learn to drink, then drive. much safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOBIUS View Post
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    Go to Stuttgart, it's twinned with Cardiff.
    I work in a town that is twinned with Stevenage. Have they ever met their ugly twin? Although I can imagine even Stevenage seems hip and exciting compared to said German town.
    Speaking of Erith:

    "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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    In fact it is so boring it doesn't have a Wikipedia entry - in case it bores the internet so much it breaks it.
    Speaking of Erith:

    "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham" - Linda Smith

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    Berlin is full of interesting stuff to see. Munich has intersting stuff too, though not as much as Berlin in my opinion. In general, I thought Frankfurt was dreary. Most of the industrial parts of Germany were almost totally destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in the late 50s/early 60s. As a result, the architecture in those towns is really ugly.
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    Stuttgart has a funky modern art gallery. Ulm has a delightful cathedral, one of the gems of the Middle Ages in Europe.

    Here's the Unesco website for Germany's world heritage sites:

    http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/de

    Ulm: http://www.letsgo-europe.com/Germany/Ulm/

    The Ethnological Museum in Berlin has stunning examples of African art, especially from Nigeria- and don't forget the great club scene there too.


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    My brother is 16, but has no interest in alcohol (as it should be at his age)
    Please don't enforce your twisted Morals on others , when I was 16 I already had my First 'Stammkneipe'.
    Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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    Cathedrals and churches?

    Go to Münster ...
    it has a cathedral and also the cages of the anabaptist leaders, which are still hanging at the outside of the tower of the Lamberti church.

    If you want to see some medieval-like town, you should also try Rothenburg ob der Tauber,
    whose historical city is still enclosed in city walls (although AFAIK most of it is reconstructed, as Rothenburg was target of extensive allied carpet bombing during WW2). It also has the main store of "Käthe Wohlfahrt", which is a well known seller of Christmas Kitsch (and usually present on all german christmas markets)
    If anyone shall despise those who out of faith make love-feasts and invite the brethren in honour of the Lord, and is not willing to accept these invitations because he despises what is done, let him be anathema.
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    Thank you all for your awesome suggestions!

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    I lived in Stuttgart about 50 years ago, and visited it a couple of times about 35 years ago, but have not been back since, fraid i don't remember much.
    We're sorry, the voices in my head are not available at this time. Please try back again soon.

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    The 'Golden Legend' Room!
    Silly, complicated Christian legend involving the nasty slaughter of 11,000 virgins under the care of St. Ursula, who is the patron saint of Catholic schoolgirls. Their bones decorate the room. Oh, those Catholics.
    There's nothing wrong with the dream, my friend, the problem lies with the dreamer.

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    And if you are in Berlin and want to taste something hot...
    if you (or your dad) are courageous you order the sausage together with "The Source"
    http://www.curry-chili.de/



    (here btw. a nice vid about the results, if you aren´t used to >10^6 Scoville
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brw3v...eature=related
    )
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    If anyone shall despise those who out of faith make love-feasts and invite the brethren in honour of the Lord, and is not willing to accept these invitations because he despises what is done, let him be anathema.
    Canon 11, Council of Gangra (340 AD)

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    eek. I don't like hot/spicy things, but I'm sure my dad would like it. Thanks.

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