Category Archives: Travel

Journey to the Center of Europe – Kruhlyi, Ukraine

Zur deutschen Fassung. For the project “Journey to the Center of Europe”, I am going to visit all the places that have ever laid claim to being the geographical center of Europe or the European Union. And write about them. … Continue reading

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Journey to the Center of Europe

Zur deutschen Fassung. It is July 15th, 2022. The early hours of the day are still morning-pleasantly fresh, although it will turn into a very hot day. There is even a bit of a drizzle in between. The kind of … Continue reading

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Nobody needs an Airport

Zur deutschen Fassung. Have you been wondering how the revolutionary 9-euro ticket has transformed travel in Germany? Well, as expected, trains and buses are visibly fuller, sometimes crowded, although rarely overcrowded. (And if so, it’s always because of people who … Continue reading

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One Hundred Years Ago, two young Men left Bavaria for the United States – June 1922: the Vogl Brothers

Zur deutschen Fassung. When thinking about migration, we distinguish between push- and pull-factors when we try to get to the bottom of migrants’ and refugees’ reasons to move/flee. The former refer to incentives to leave a place and move away. … Continue reading

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Back from the Carpathians

Zur deutschen Fassung. Shockingly little has happened on this blog in the last few months. :-( First, this was due to university, where I am working on a paper about the history of labor in the Middle Ages and in … Continue reading

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Walking from Kötzting to Viechtach

Zur deutschen Fassung. That should be an easy walk, I thought, as there is a river connecting the two towns in the Bavarian Forest. Well, there is a river. But there ain’t always a path. So I had to climb … Continue reading

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Battlefield Tourism – Then and Now

Zur deutschen Fassung. The following is the English translation of a presentation I gave during a field trip with my university to Ypres. Because it’s a German university, there is a focus on German (language) sources and on the German … Continue reading

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Visit Germany for only 9 Euros this Summer!

I used to ignore Germany as a travel destination and venture off into the big wide world instead. But after having seen a lot of the latter, I realized that the former is actually quite alluring. Beautiful nature, fairy-tale towns, … Continue reading

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A Walk around Odessa

Zur deutschen Fassung. Usually I write about cities to motivate you to visit them yourself. In the case of Odessa, the Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea, which, as you will see, is so much more than a port … Continue reading

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Attack on Odessa

I am currently working on an article about the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, where I was staying in January 2020, until the Corona pandemic called me back home. Because the article will be as comprehensive as you already fear, … Continue reading

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