Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Goethe University's new campus resides in the former CIA headquarters in Europe, formerly the headquarters of IG Farben. Today, its casino contains a very nice cafeteria which is proudly shown to all visitors.

Due to Germany’s noisiest and busiest airport, you’ve probably been molested by the FraPort airport security bots more than enough on [...]

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Bristol, UK

Bristol is a nice city in the south-west of England, fairly close to Wales. Its connectivity to rest of the world is excellent, due to the airport with many direct flights, including to the United States. Having landed there, you are directly in a beautiful landscape with typical English meadows. In case you are addicted to cheese, [...]

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Stuttgart, Germany

Enjoy all your German Beer Fest you can on Cannstatter Wasen (1-liter-mugs included)

Stuttgart is the capital of the “Ländle“. People from this German state they about themselves that they are capable of anything except speaking German. Apparently some of them are not able to speak english as well as you can observe in this [...]

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Bruxelles - Brussels - Brüssel

The Atomium and the botanical gardens in its neighborhood are well worth using a few hours of spare time. The taxi ride over to the airport is short.

For a researcher, certainly the EU commission’s concrete blocks and cash-only caféterias are always a journey to both the wealth of funding, the wrath of project review, [...]

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Cologne

Where to stay:

Cologne Cathedral

4 Points Sheraton: This hotel is right next to the central train station and the dome. It is reasonable priced and the breakfast ist decent.

What to do:

Things to see:

Cologne Cathedral

Events in Cologne:

Kölner Lichter
Karneval
1. FC Köln

Getting around

Where to eat

There are several notorious local specialties. For example the “Rheinische Sauerbraten” [...]

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