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Altstadt (Frankfurt am Main)
#43 - Saturday, October 15, 2016

My favourite place to visit when I am in big Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, is the old city. I always end my Euro trips with a departure from Frankfurt in Germany. In my 2016 Euro trip I finally had the privilege to travel to little Frankfurt, Frankfurt an der Oder, which lies near the border of Germany and Poland.

Altstadt (Frankfurt am Main)

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Hohenzollern Bridge Locks
#42 - Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany, is the most heavily used train bridge in Germany with more than 1200 trains daily. A romantic tradition in Cologne is for couples to attach padlocks to the bridge's railings and throw the key in the Rhine river below, ensuring everlasting love. Over two tonnes of weight have been estimated to be made up by the padlocks. It was one of the most special experiences for me and my girlfriend to add our own padlock to this bridge. And in the far future, we perhaps will go back to see it.

Hohenzollern Bridge Locks

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Kölner Dom
#41 - Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Cologne Cathedral, or officially the High Cathedral of Saint Peter, is Germany's most visited landmark. The cathedral can be found in the western city of Cologne in Germany. If you go by train from Frankfurt, you can witness true German technology at speeds of 300 km/h.

Kölner Dom

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Z1, the first freely programmable computer.
#40 - Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Z1 was designed by Konrad Zuse in Germany and was completed in 1938. Contrary to popular belief, the ENIAC, which was completed after WWII, was not the first computer. The Z1 was the first programmable computer. The original machine was destroyed during WWII. I was able to see a replica in the Berlin Museum of Technology. This machine had a clock frequency of 1 Hertz and a memory capacity of approximately 0.17 kilobytes.

Z1, the first freely programmable computer.

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Reichstag
#39 - Saturday, October 15, 2016

This building in Berlin, Germany, has served as a political building for various eras of German history including the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, and the modern day Bundestag.

Reichstag

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