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16 April 2014

New Experience, Walk with a Flytographer

Read more about our new partnership with Flytographer in Central Europe!

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10 March 2014

Docent Spotlight: Heribert von Reiche

Longtime Berlin docent Heribert von Reiche shares his love for his native city with us.

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17 January 2014

Welcome to 2014

Co-founder and owner Paul Bennett talks a bit about what’s in store for Context Travel in 2014.

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13 December 2013

Where does Santa come from? St. Nicholas in Central Europe

Where does Santa come from? We share the history behind St. Nicholas in Central Europe

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Krampus and Saint Nicholas visit a Viennese home in 1896

8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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8 October 2013

In Focus: Berlin’s East Side Gallery

Take a detailed look at the art along the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall – the East Side Gallery.

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The Wall Jump by French artist Gabriel Heimler depicts a larger than life character stepping effortlessly over the Wall. The image shows not one but two walls, and this is in fact a good representation of reality: the GDR built two structures on the East side, with the gap in between a no man’s land, making it all the more difficult to escape across the border.

22 June 2013

Berlin and Beijing, Contemporary Art Cities

What makes Berlin and Beijing two capitals of contemporary art? Our docents help us find the answer.

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Exploring Beijing's 798 art district. (c) Alessandro Gloder

1 April 2013

Preparing Your Children to Learn About the Holocaust

Some resources to help parents prepare their children the difficult topic of the Holocaust.

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Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Berlin

13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.

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21 January 2013

Best Hands-on Activities for Traveling Families

Looking for something active and hands-on for your family? See our list of picks from across our cities.

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1 October 2012

Licht, Luft, Sonne: Architecture in Berlin

Alice Honor Gavin takes a look at stunning examples of architecture in her new home town.

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10 September 2012

Exhibitions you shouldn’t miss this Fall

A selection of exhibitions worth traveling for!

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7 August 2012

Alternatives to walking tours: other ways to discover a city

What are the best alternatives to walking when visiting a new city? We’ve selected a few of our favorites.

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20 May 2012

Berlin Celebrates Diversity with the Carnival of Cultures

Did you know that of the 3.4 million people who live in Berlin today, about half a million do not have German citizenship? Berlin is celebrating its cultural diversity with the annual Carnival of Cultures Festival from May 25 to May 28.

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28 March 2012

5 Berlin Contemporary Art Experiences Worthy of the Hunt

Artist and Context docent Anne Patsch helps us find some hidden contemporary art gems in Berlin.

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27 March 2012

Memorable meals around Europe

Six memorable meals and snacks in six different cities.

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