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Walking through the Peaceful Revolution

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Candles are used each year in the Peaceful Revolution celebrations in Leipzig. (Public domain photo)

“The Leipzig ’89 walking tour, which includes a series of informational signs [out in the city] and an accompanying app, offers an enjoyable and immersive way to learn about this special past.”

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Germany and the heatwave from hell

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Public domain photo.

It doesn’t really feel as if we’d have to brace future generations for a return of the glaciers any time soon. The terrible heat – die schreckliche Hitze – has us all in its clutches. And it’s only getting scarier.

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Confusing, intriguing, surprising Minsk

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Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: public domain)

“It surpassed all my expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone for a city break, not even just to a communist history geek like myself.”

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How much do you know about Iran?

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A journey through Iran’s present and past, and its future hopes, from the perspective of a Leipzig-based Frenchwoman.

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Travel black: Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018

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WGT 2018 preview feature photo maeshelle west-davies

As more and more goths begin to descend from the unseasonably darkening skies above Leipzig airport, anticipation in the city rises to a level that may actually be tactile. Leipzig is about to be rocked once again by alternative music’s most famous summer holiday.

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Denial in maps: Dubai, Kyoto and beyond

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Maps and imagined cities. Dubai.

Maps reflect the lived – or purely imagined – world of a city’s inhabitants.

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