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Postcard from... Landscheid

If  it wasn’t for its nine-acre clay-pigeon shooting range, life in Landscheid – a small town in west Germany’s hilly Eifel region – might remain as slow and peaceful as it has since the end of the Second World War. The range has been used  two days a week for close on 40 years. Nobody objected.

Postcard from... Landscheid

 

Postcard from... Cologne

 

Streets in the Prenzlauer Berg district will be free of vehicles next summer

Postcard from... Berlin

 

Postcard from... Stuttgart

 

Postcard from... Berlin

 

Postcard from... Neualbenreuth

 

Postcard from... Berlin

It is being hailed as the Teutonic answer to Silicon Valley so its promoters have somewhat predictably dubbed it “Silicon Allee”. Berlin’s digital start-up scene is located in the middle of what was once downtown communist East Berlin but every 20 hours a new company is reported to be established there.

Postcard from... Berlin

The monument boasts a giant statue of a Red Army soldier and two Russian T-34 tanks – vehicles, which many historians argue, did more than any other piece of military hardware to help Stalin inflict humiliating defeat on Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

Postcard from... Düsseldorf

Christian Zurbrüggen has been so busy handling the flood of media enquiries that have been pouring into the headquarters of his Düsseldorf department-store chain that he has only just got round to writing to his Chinese-crockery supplier.

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