Brandenburger Tor - Berlin, Germany

Photos of the Week – Berlin, Germany

Europe is amazing for photography. The historic architecture of Berlin, which is both influenced by the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and the subsequent division between East and West,...
Berlin Tempelhof Airport

Exploring Nazi Past at Tempelhof Airport

To lay down on a runway, bike down the long strips of concrete, grill a sausage, or fly kites in the shade of imposing airport terminals, isn’t something you get to do every day. I used my last day in Berlin...
Berlin Wall Graffiti

Walking the Wall: Graffiti and Vandalism

This is my third visit to Berlin. What is left of the wall and its artworks, created by over one hundred artists, remains one of my favourite places in the city. I've made it a point to stop by and visit the...
Condomerie in Amsterdam

Things to Do in Amsterdam When It Rains

My weather-app had already informed me, that during my trip to Amsterdam the weather was going to be miserable. Five days of nothing but rain, rain and more rain. Of course, I had prepared myself with an...
the city battlements

Lucerne Sightseeing: Where to Find the Best Views

When I travel, I always love to get to higher grounds in order to get an overview and a feel of the place I'm visiting. Sometimes I choose an obvious observation tower, but I also like to hunt around for the secret gems that aren't that obvious and noticeable. So here it is, a locals guide to the best spots in and around Lucerne, so you can get that view and the photos you always dreamed of ...

Cruising Lake Lucerne to the Rütli

In Central Switzerland, surrounded by impressive mountains and located at the shores of Lake Lucerne, lies a small, inconspicuous meadow called the Rütli, where in 1291 Switzerland was founded by exactly nine fingers. he three representatives of the Cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden (today Nid- and Obwalden) Arnold von Melchtal, Walter Fürst and Werner Stauffacher each raised three fingers ...