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Germany Holidays: The Rhine at its best

The Rhine gorge, from Rudesheim to Koblenz, is an outstanding slice of scenery and history, not to mention viniculture and gastronomy. Best seen from a bike, boat or walking trail.

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Germany Holidays: dOCUMENTA puts Kassel on the map

Every five years (next one in 2017) the world’s largest modern art exhibition works its magic on a mostly drab city

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Zeche Zollverein celebrates capital of culture 2010

Germany Holidays: Industrial Tourism

The Ruhr was once Germany’s sweaty armpit, but today the region is a shining example of how industrial areas can be reborn with a shed-load of taxpayers’ money.

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Wine in Germany: German Wine Route in the Palatinate

Germany Holidays: Make the most of the German Wine Route

Since its official inauguration in 1935, the German Wine Route in the Palatinate has become a favourite destination, and not just for wine lovers.

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Cycling in the Saarland

Germany Holidays: Cycling along the Rhine, the Moselle and more

Great river scenery with lots of culture and picturesque towns on the way. Germany’s western regions are perfect cycle land.

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Bobsleigh in Winterberg, Sauerland

Germany Holidays: Skiing in Sauerland

The self-styled ‘largest snow paradise north of the Alps’ is strangely unknown. And yet there are over 100 pistes spread over this rolling landscape east of Cologne.

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