Articles Tagged ‘Germany’

Walkable Coaster Opens in Germany

Walkable Coaster Opens in Germany December 19, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Though we used to love roller coasters as kids, we have to admit that as adults, our stomachs just can’t take them. Thanks goodness a couple of German designers have crafted a walkable coaster. Yes, it may be hard to believe, but you can now take a walk around the curves and loops of a full-fledged...

TreeHotel’s Newest Room is a UFO

TreeHotel’s Newest Room is a UFO November 10, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
If you’re into the whole UFO thing, we sure have found the hotel for you. In case you previously missed it, Sweden (of course) offers a “tree hotel,” which basically provides accommodations in the form of tree houses that are purported to be environmentally friendly. They offer “rooms”...

Trapped for 17 Hours in a Gondola? Could Be Worse

Trapped for 17 Hours in a Gondola? Could Be Worse August 22, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Add another story to the annals of claustrophobic nightmares: 20 people trapped overnight in a gondola suspended 330 feet in the air. The gondola was headed up Tegelberg Mountain in southern Germany, within sight of Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most famous fairytale castle. Image: Márcio Cabral...

Planking Take 2: The Best of Europe

Planking Take 2: The Best of Europe August 4, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
The planking adventure continues for travelers around the world. Forget Plankin’ in the USA, this round features the Best of Europe. The breathtaking cliffs of Ireland’s mountain ranges, the busy city streets of France and Germany stand no chance against “planksters” for this...

Dortmund, Germany Introduces New Prostitution Tax In Form Of A Day Pass

Dortmund, Germany Introduces New Prostitution Tax In Form Of A Day Pass December 27, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Did you know that prostitution is legal in Germany? In 2002, a law was passed in an effort to improve the legal situation of prostitutes. They can sign contracts, have to pay income tax on their earnings, and are even obligated to charge their customers a VAT, which they are required to pay to the tax...

8 Abandoned Theme Parks Abroad “Open” for Exploration

8 Abandoned Theme Parks Abroad “Open” for Exploration August 28, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Call it exoticism: theme parks outside the US seem just a smidgen creepier than those we grew up visiting. Safety guidelines are questionable, attractions are a bit lees planned-out, and themes are chosen with a decidedly laissez-faire attitude. Although these factors might be a detriment to theme parks...

“Still Life” Event in Germany Sets World Record

“Still Life” Event in Germany Sets World Record July 28, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
For part of a day, the speed limit on one of Germany’s autobahns was reduced to 0 mph (0 km/h). On July 18, around three million people flocked to a normally busy stretch of highway that sees cars whizzing along at excessive speeds. A “super-table” – the longest in the world – was...

Lufthansa Offers New First Class

Lufthansa Offers New First Class May 31, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
There’s nothing quite like flying first class on a long trip. Priority boarding is only made sweeter by seeing dozens of disgruntled economy-class businessmen coming back from company sponsored trips passing your comfortable seat as they cram into their tiny, uncomfortable spaces, all while you...

Where in the World are iPads Cheapest?

Where in the World are iPads Cheapest? May 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The first customers outside the United States will be receiving iPads on May 28 (but if you live outside the U.S. and haven’t pre-ordered one, the earliest they can ship you one is now June 7th).  To help compare iPad prices including tariffs and taxes, Wired.com has found an Italian tech blog...

Long Haul Flights May Soon Include Deep Vein Thrombosis Test

Long Haul Flights May Soon Include Deep Vein Thrombosis Test April 26, 2010 | Travel News, Travel Safety | Read More
“Coffee, juice, DVT Test?” It may sound odd, but scientists are hopeful that airline passengers on international and other lengthy flights will soon be able to put their minds to rest about potentially deadly blood clotting. Deep vein thrombosis is the medical term for a condition that arises...