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Contents NOVEMBER 2016
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COVER FEATURE 24 Benjamin Karl Four-time world champion, three-time overall World Cup winner, silver medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics, Olympic bronze medal in Sochi; the list goes on. The Austrian alpine snowboarder Benjamin Karl talks to Discover Germany about his future aspirations, his love for winter and much more.
SPECIAL THEMES 12 Dazzling Design for 2017 Whether you are looking for a new, fabulous fashion item for your wardrobe or an exciting furniture piece to brighten up your home, take a look at the following pages to find out what Switzerland’s designers have to offer in 2017. 30 Children’s Universe With Christmas around the corner, we have a look at great children’s gift items and much more for the little ones in your life. 56 Wellness & More During the cold season, it is important to pamper yourself to the fullest. Thus, read our special theme on wellness to find out where you can relax to the max. 78 Lucerne City Special The city of Lucerne annually attracts many visitors. No wonder – the Swiss city boasts an exceptional location directly on the shores of Lake Lucerne and much, much more. 84 Christmas Time in Germany To get you into Christmas mood, we have put together a special theme about world-
famous Christmas markets, exciting Christmas decorations and much more.
102 MEDICA & COMPAMED Find out about the trending topics in the medical sector. Our special theme looks at two high-profile trade fairs for this.
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FEATURES 41 Product of the Month KOAWACH, based in Germany, produces drinking chocolate with a special twist: guarana – a natural caffeine – and different mixtures of spices. 42 This Month’s Top Hotels In the Park Hyatt Vienna, history meets elegant understatement, while DAS. GOLDBERG, situated in the middle of the Austrian Alps offers an outstanding wellness area and panoramic views. For those seeking a special conference environment, the Hotel Schillingshof in Germany’s Ammergau Alps will be their best bet. 72 9 November 1989 – A Date to Remember 27 years ago, over the course of the 9 November and the following nights and days, the Berlin wall fell. For this special event’s anniversary, Thomas Schroers reproduces the events of these historic days. 100 Star Interview: Henri Junghänel Henri Junghänel, who won the gold medal in the 50-metre rifle prone event at the Summer Olympics 2016 in Rio, talks to Discover Germany about his life as an athlete and more.
Dedicated to Design This month’s design section boasts stylish looks, as well as interior design ideas for the winter time and much more.
76 Film Column On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) brilliantly recounts the events. Have a read of Sonja Irani’s film review. 102 Business Innovative trade fairs, a top architect and a great estate agent fill this month’s business section. Our columnist Gregor Kleinknecht talks about the interesting topic of image rights. 123 Culture Calendar Discover Germany’s culture calendar is your perfect guide to what not to miss in November. 126 Barbara Geier This month, our columnist Barbara Geier talks about how spectacular German Christmas markets really are.
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Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.