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Cycling the ‘Hohe Straße’ – an ancient ridge-way near Frankfurt

Hohe Straße

Frankfurt’s central location within Germany made the city into a transportation hub and a place to early medieval times. It was the site of an important annual fair and the place where the electoral college of the Holy Roman Empire met for centuries. Today, Frankfurt is part of the Rhein-Main agglomeration of more than five …

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Transatlantic Zeppelin Flights – An Early Air Service

Transatlantic Zeppelin Flights

Would you travel with a huge balloon-type vehicle filled with explosive gas across the ocean? The 1930s saw a brief period when airships had a technological edge over planes and transatlantic Zeppelin flights made an early service across the ocean possible.   German airships are generally known as Zeppelins after Count von Zeppelin, the German …

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Isthmus of Panama

In Panama, the shores of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are only about 60 km apart. This makes the isthmus a truly strategic location for global transportation. A hundred years ago the Panama Canal was opened and since then allows ships go directly from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific. This obviously was not possible …

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