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Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you the wonderful day we had yesterday. We went to Singen for the first time. The streets were very crowded, food stands everywhere (chinese, german, turkish...), street concerts, dance performances on stage, music, happy people and shopping. I don't know if it's that lively every weekends but I really recommend it.
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Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you the wonderful day we had yesterday. We went to Singen for the first time. The streets were very crowded, food stands everywhere (chinese, german, turkish...), street concerts, dance performances on stage, music, happy people and shopping. I don't know if it's that lively every weekends but I really recommend it.

And were also on the Hohentwiel ?
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What is Hohentwiel ?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singen

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The most famous landmark of Singen is Hohentwiel, a volcanic stub on which there are the ruins of a fortress destroyed by French troops during the Napoleonic Wars.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohentwiel

Singen-Hohentwiel is also the name of the railway station there which Swiss trains terminate or pass through from CH.
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Oh right!! I remember now that I saw this name on sbb website when I checked our itinerary.
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It is a beautiful place for photography as well.

http://www.schloesser-magazin.de/en/

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This route into Switzerland was discovered by Dutch naval lieutenant Hans Larive in 1940 on his first escape attempt from an Oflag (prisoner's camp for officers) in Soest.

After being captured at the Swiss border near Singen, the interrogating Gestapo officer was so confident the war would soon be won by Germany that he told Larive the safe way across the border.

Larive did not forget and many prisoners later escaped using this route - that included Larive himself, Francis Steinmetz, Anthony Luteyn, Airey Neave, Pat Reid and Howard Wardle in their escapes from Colditz Castle when Colditz was used in the war as Oflag IV-C
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