November 6, 2012

Opinion

What have fairytales got to do with Christmas?

Once upon a time in winter… the first snowflakes fell like feathers from the sky. The 9flats editorial team sat in their Berlin office and pondered to themselves: how come our German colleagues insist that fairytales are an inherent part of Christmas? And how did such different cultural influences find their way into this annual holiday?

Poster design: Rowan Stocks-Moore

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September 24, 2012

opinion

How many swallows make an Indian summer?

Indian summer is a term you hear a lot, but what does it actually mean, and where’s the best place in the world to enjoy it?

Photo: ientu, Flickr

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July 16, 2012

Weird and wonderful

World exclusive… secret footage of the Veggielympics 2012

With all this Olympics talk, we felt like we should be getting involved too. But we missed out on the ticket lottery… what to do?

We decided to hold our very own, no expense spared, Veggielympics in the office kitchen. Have a look! (And find out some mad facts about Olympic sports you never knew before.)

Click: World exclusive… secret footage of the Veggielympics 2012

December 9, 2011

accommodation

Christmas markets in Germany – Cologne

There are four big Christmas markets spread out across the city of Cologne: The Alter Market, Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz and one right next to the cathedral. The Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral is probably the most impressive. Right in the shadow of the huge church towers, it attracts visitors from all over the world with its […]

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October 6, 2011

travel tips

9flats top tips: November festivals in Germany and the Netherlands

And we’re back. Today, as promised, we’ll be sharing our European top tips for November with you. By this time of the year, temperatures will definitely have dropped a few degrees, our warm and woolly winter clothes will no longer be waiting in the back of our closets and the idea of staying in for […]

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July 26, 2011

travel tips

Let’s go to Oktoberfest!

From the middle of July, things already kick off on the Theresienweise, where from 17 September you can really call it “Oktober-taps“. Then until the 3rd of October, link arms and sway, eat Pretzel bread, don your dirndls and lederhosen and have a lot of fun. If you would like to grab a couple of hours […]

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March 31, 2011

Travel Tips

Germany’s Next Topmodel with a twist

Life’s tough, so I decided to treat myself to a design apartment in Berlin for Germany’s Next Topmodel. Very decadent, but so worth it! Berlin’s Café Liebling not only offers cake and coffee, but also lets individually decorated beautiful apartments in Berlin’s hotspots. I rented a room in the LUXX Apartment in Mitte and totally […]

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