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Meeting Marzipan Men and Hanseatic Sailors in Lübeck, Germany

Designated a free imperial city in 1226, it became the capital of the Hanseatic League, a powerful confederation of 200 city-states banded together against pirates and warring nations to protect their trade in the Baltic.

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Sheet Music & Toilet Seat Art – 13 of Bologna’s Offbeat Museums

when I began lifting the lids to see the symbols painted under them, a very upset guard began yelling at me in Italian and then followed me the rest of the way through the museum – my contention is that there was art under the seats, so obviously the artist intended it to be seen!

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