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Germany Holidays: Seafood and salty humour

Fish is a tradition in northern Germany, but it may not be what you expect, and it has a long association with a type of salty humour you’re unlikely to hear elsewhere.

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Food in Germany: coffee and cake

Germany Holidays: Time for coffee and cake

Germans love their cafés and you should try them as well. Have a piece of cake with your coffee. There’ll be plenty of choice.

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Germany Holidays: The Hamburger DOM

No, not the cathedral – this DOM is the northern German equivalent of Munich’s Oktoberfest, but with more rollercoasters.

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Germany Holidays: Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg’s model railway

The world’s finest model railway is in Hamburg. Prepare to be surprised by its extraordinary ambition, gorgeous detailing, and surprising sense of humour.

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Museums and architecture n Germany: MARTa in Herford

Germany Holidays: Travel along the Museum and Architecture Route

Germany is a major centre for modern architecture, as demonstrated by a new Museum and Architecture Route in Northern Germany.

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Germany Holidays: The House of Hanover

Britain got 200 years’ worth of Kings from Hanover, and Hanover reciprocated with lovely English gardens, but we showed the city little respect during the Second World War.

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Germany Holidays: Pied Piper of Hamelin

Germany’s most famous fairytale, the Pied Piper of Hamelin, has its setting in a pretty town on the banks of the river Weser.

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Hotel in Germany: The George in Hamburg

Germany Holidays: Hamburg boutique hotel goes Cool Britannia

A stylish boutique hotel in Hamburg brings a little bit of Britain to Germany’s second biggest city. The George is only one example of the affinity Hamburg has for all things British.

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Hotels in Germany: Budget hotel Motel One

Germany Holidays: Stylish budget hotels – the Motel One combination

Lots of style for little outlay. The Motel One budget hotel group offers value for money and contemporary design all over the country.

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City breaks for foodies in Germany

Germany Holidays: Foodie breaks in Lower Saxony

Historical city gems and culinary treats galore. What’s not to like about Lower Saxony?

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