#SeeYouInGermany: Here is our winner

We wanted to know what Germany means to you and promised an awesome trip to Berlin in exchange. We received 300 amazing messages. And the winner is…

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The waiting is over! In our #SeeYouInGer competition we asked you a few weeks ago on Instagram to tell us what Germany means to you. We promised to take one of you on an awesome trip to Berlin. And you delivered! We received about 300 messages: some emotional, some funny, some inspiring – all of them unique and very moving. It was a really difficult decision, but the jury picked a lucky winner.

Dacia Zimmer (@zimmer_traveler) takes the prize! She and her sister Brachelle (@zimmer_bk) from Pennsylvania want to learn more about their German roots.

Die Gewinner

Dacia told us that her aunt saw her #SeeYouInGermany post and reached out to her. She learned that her Uncle David was stationed in Germany around the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall. “He told us about how emotional it was to see the Germans cross over the wall and hug each other. It was so liberating”, said Dacia. “This pulled at the heart strings even more. Knowing the history of our ancestors and finding out our uncle served in Berlin puts a greater desire than ever in our hearts to travel there.”

Now she will get the opportunity to do exactly that. #SeeYouInGer, Darcia.

We want to thank everybody who shared their amazing stories with us.

We wish Dacia an unforgettable trip – and we will keep all of you posted about her travels on www.deutschland.de and on our Instagram account.

Here you can find our favorite posts. If you want to see all the submitted posts – check out #SeeYouInGer.

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