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Dresden, Germany

Kiel, Germany

Bremen, Germany

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Like much of Europe, Bremen has a well-stocked cabinet of ancient buildings and interesting avenues.  After a quick visit to Berlin for an interview I took a morning train to the port city for a talk with Lufthansa student pilots I had first met in Arizona.  I also went to Groepeling to profile an Elternschule, classes for poor, young parents.  Despite the requisite rain, Bremen offered some tid bits of interest.

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt...The European Wall Street
With a Deutschland Pass in hand, and a ready package of Energizer lithium batteries, I ventured on my first reporting trip in Germany.  I had been in talks with the Frankfurt airport folks about talking about the future of money-making in the airline industry.  I had also met the VP of the Star Alliance during a press event at U.S. Airways’ headquarters, based in Tempe.  I didn’t know when my trip to Frankfurt would come through until the press officer with the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl got back to me–she found some Arizonans willing to talk…and I needed to come right away.

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Life on the Rhine

Deutsche Welle

If you take the DW bus line, or follow the DW road signs, it comes upon you like a whisper in darkness.  One moment you’re drowning the sound of noisy Mercedes, Audis, and VWs on Bonn’s busy Reutersstrasse, and the next moment you’re breezing under a canopy of helpful trees.  You can see the corner of a former government building.  But when Bonn lost its placing as Germany’s capitol, Deutsche Welle was drafted to fulfill the immense structure’s potential.

This is not London, but to tease the rest of this post I’ll borrow from Ed Murrow.  “This is Bonn, and there is ‘life’ going on.”

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