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Germany Holidays: Going for a Zoigl

So what’s a Zoigl, when it’s at home? Actually, ‘home’ is the key word here, because Zoigl is a particularly delicious home-made beer, and only made and served in private households in five Bavarian towns in the Oberpfalz region. Read on to find out where, why and how.

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snow shoes on the Feldberg, Black Forest ski

Germany Holidays: Skiing in the Black Forest

A region known for gateaux, cuckoo clocks… and the kind of powdery white stuff that’ll give you a shock when it goes down the back of your neck. A supremely hospitable place for wintersports.

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Skiing in Germany: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Germany Holidays: Ski the German Alps

Skiing in Germany is wonderfully underrated by the international crowds. Go and explore the slopes and quaint mountain resorts.

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Black forest misty view

Germany Holidays: The Black Forest

The name may not make it sound very appealing, but the Black Forest is Germany’s biggest single tourism destination for holidaymaking Brits.

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Hut sign up by Zugspitze Bavaria

Germany Holidays: Hut-hiking in the Alps

High Alpine hiking in Germany is made far more accessible, and comfortable, by a sophisticated and inexpensive network of mountain huts or refuges.

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Danube at Weltenburg Monastery Bavaria

Germany Holidays: Where mainland Europe’s longest river begins

Everyone knows where the Danube goes, but who knows where it begins? And that the first stretch of the young river is ideal for cycle holidays?

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Wackerstein buttress Swabian alb

Germany Holidays: The Swabian Alps

A mountainous plateau, spectacular castles, surging rivers and some unexpected history; Swabia deserves more tourist attention.

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