Categories / Architecture, Travel

Retro Retreat: Studio flats in the 1920s Prellerhaus Bauhaus Studio Building in Dessau, Germany

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Want to live the life of an iconic designer in Germany between the wars? You really can do that when you book into the studio flats in the 1920s Prellerhaus Bauhaus Studio Building in Dessau, Germany.

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Categories / Architecture, Travel

Retro Retreat: 1920s Bruno Taut-designed modernist house on the Horseshoe Estate in Berlin, Germany

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We've not done one of these before, but with the summer holidays on the (vague) horizon, you might be looking for somewhere to go. If you love architecture and design, you might like this 1920s Bruno Taut-designed modernist house on the Horseshoe Estate in Berlin, Germany.

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eBay watch: 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Jubilee Edition – the last-ever Beetle made for the UK market

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It's not cheap, but this 1978 Volkswagen Beetle Jubilee Edition is a one of a kind. According to the seller, it's the last-ever original VW Beetle built for the UK market.

Here's the story. In 1978, the last 300 Beetles were built for the UK market, each one labelled and numbered to that effect. Number one was kept in a museum on Germany. This is number 300, the very last one.

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