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Discover Germany | Contents

Contents FEBRUARY 2016

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Culture & Nature Experiences From enchanted castles, mystic caves and nature parks to golf courses, mountain ranges, great wines or natural products – there is much to experience in Germany.

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Top 3 Island Destinations Whether in summer or in winter, long beaches, salty air and exciting nature draws more and more people to the German islands. We took a closer look at the most beautiful ones.

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Top 2 Finance Advisors How must you invest in the best way? Is there an innovative source of lending? This month’s best financial advisors have the answers.

Hotel of the Month Our winner this month is the Schlosshotel Vereina in Switzerland’s Davos Klosters. Here, one can discover exclusive wellness, an excellent cuisine and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Children’s Universe Searching for cute hammocks, colourful blankets, robust children’s furniture or an off-road buggy? We selected some intriguing brands which are dedicated to create or sell marvellous items for toddlers.

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Carnival in Germany Our writer Nadine Carstens explains the weird and wonderful traditions of carnival in Germany.

Wine & Dine Let us look at some grand hotels and restaurants well worth a visit.

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Culture Beautiful islands, great cultural sights and magnificent nature experiences can be found all over Germany and Austria.

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Business Legal expert Gregor Kleinknecht talks about the challenges of running a family business. Plus, great architects and financial advisors.

Germany – the land of fairy tales Everyone has heard of the Brothers Grimm, but there are many more exciting fairy tales which are connected to existing sights. Our own Jessica Holzhausen has found the best.

Fashion Finds This year, the fashion industry loves pieces that are gorgeous, sustainable and ethical at the same time.

Destination of the Month Beautiful mountain lakes, lush alpine pastures, various hiking trails and traditional festivals are just some of the aspects that make Alpenwelt Karwendel worth a visit.

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Cultural Highlight of the Month One highlight not to miss this year is Lindau’s fascinating exhibit of original Picasso works.

Dedicated to Design Discover Germany found some ingenious items which make waiting for spring worthwhile.

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Photo: Schlosshotel Vereina

Top Architects Our selection of top German and Swiss architects show what a difference great buildings can make.

Enie van de Meiklokjes Quirky outfits, amazing headpieces and unusual hair colours; Enie van de Meiklokjes is a familiar face on TV. She spoke to Discover Germany about social commitment, her love of baking and her favourite recipes.

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Photo: m3 Architekten

Photo: Hotel Staudacherhof

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Culture Calendar Save the date! Discover Germany’s culture calendar is your perfect guide to what not to miss in February.

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Barbara Geier This month our columnist Barbara Geier explains the do’s and don’ts of Carnival in Germany.

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