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Deutschland's King of Pop Michael Jackson's Secret Soft Spot for Germany

Whether he was on tour, on the country's favorite variety show or travelling privately, Michael Jackson clearly enjoyed his trips to Germany. The home of the Lorelei, the Black Forest and the Neuschwanstein fairy tale castle was like a playground to him -- one last refuge where he could still make real friends.
Von Hans Michael Kloth
Editor's Note: A version of this article originally appeared on, SPIEGEL ONLINE'S history portal.