A little-known world of lakes and waterways lies pillowed in rolling agricultural land north of Berlin. A bit of adventure, a bit of history, and a lot of nature.
A new long-distance cycle route follows the former dividing line between east and west, and passes some uncomfortable souvenirs on its way.
Beaching it, up north. Germany’s Baltic Coast is full of character, white beaches and opportunities to relax and unwind.
A carefully preserved fleet of paddlesteamers work the Elbe from Dresden, on routes that provide the basis for several scenic day trips.
Visually dramatic and easily accessible from the city of Dresden, Saxon Switzerland nevertheless remains surprisingly little known outside the climbing community.
Top secret no more: the Wall may be gone, but the Cold War bunkers and listening posts were built to last, and now accessible to all.
The former training ground of East German skiers is now home to some of the best-value skiing in Europe, and the biathletes keep on coming, too.
The Molli is a delightful steam train created by the east German aristocracy to take them from Bad Doberan to their favourite Baltic resorts.
Germany is famous for the respect it shows its cyclists. And now it has teamed up with a neighbour country equally keen on bikes – Denmark – to create the Berlin to Copenhagen cycle route.
Skiing in Germany
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