"The former german crowncolony of Tsingdao" Top 5 Page for this destination Qingdao by globetrott
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Quingdao is an interesting place in China, because it used to be a german crowncolony called Tsingdao, founded in 1874. The germans had signed a treaty for 99 years with China like Great Britain did for Hongkong, but with the beginning of WW I this part of China was occupied by the Japanese troops and the treaty was suspended.
So even though the germans had to leave in 1914 you will still find a lot of german traces and influences nowadays, including the famous brewery, a german bakery, a lot of german inscriptions and lots of houses built in the style of german architecture.
It is very hard to discuss with chinese people, they will always make sure not to "loose their face". We had been in... more travel advice
There are various stands along the long pier that is leading to the "Pagode der zurückgeworfenen Welle" , that is one of... more travel advice
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