Germany Tag

Cities, Culture and Art / 25.06.2014

Can you imagine an ironworks plant being a UNESCO World Heritage Site? As an Italian used to the archaeological wonders in Rome, or magnificent Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque buildings, the idea of the Völklinger Hütte - after all, an industrial facility - sounded a little weird. Don’t get me wrong: I’m fascinated by old, abandoned and crumbling places. I loved the ghost...

Travel Postcards / 22.04.2014

Perhaps it was the perfect weather, with blue skies swept by running clouds, and the beautiful warm light of a spring afternoon, that made Leipzig look so pretty. And I tried to make the most of the very little time to explore the city, strolling in the charming streets of the old town, getting a taste of a...

Travel Postcards / 24.03.2013

Vintage in Berlin is fashionable, there's no doubt about that. At least, it is in Prenzlauerberg, where I was staying when I last visited the city, but I spotted many sign of the attraction to the past in many quarters. [pullquote]How nice is it, in a grey morning, the step into a little vintage in Berlin...

Travel Musings / 18.03.2013

Since I was a teen-ager I've been strongly sensitive to the horrors and the insanity of the Holocaust thus, during my recent trip to the German capital I couldn't miss seeing the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. While walking among the stelae of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial I was surprised by my unexpected reaction: intellectual admiration, but no strong emotions. Before visiting,...