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  • #16
    in Europe kids start drinking at 12...

    first learn to drink, then drive. much safer.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by MOBIUS View Post
      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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      • #18
        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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        • #19
          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.
          That's not the real world. Your job has little to do with the sort of thing most people do for a living. - Agathon
          It's never too late to shut the **** up and hope for the best. - Kentonio
          If social security were private, it would be prosecuted as a Ponzi scheme. - me

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          • #20
            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.


            I wish you a very happy holiday.
            Vive la liberte. Noor Inayat Khan, Dachau.

            ...patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone. Edith Cavell, 1915

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            • #21
              Originally posted by b etor View Post
              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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              • #22
                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)
                TEOTWAWKI, now with a practical survival bucket included

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                • #23
                  No, I did not steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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                  • #24
                    Thank you all for your awesome suggestions!

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                    • #25
                      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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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by The Mad Monk View Post
                        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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                        • #27
                          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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                          Last edited by Proteus_MST; April 25, 2012, 15:03.
                          TEOTWAWKI, now with a practical survival bucket included

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                          • #28
                            eek. I don't like hot/spicy things, but I'm sure my dad would like it. Thanks.

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