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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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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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Germany Holidays: The Harz Mountain Railway

A beautifully-preserved, enthusiast-run, steam-hauled railway network which serves historic towns and villages in a spectacular landscape.

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Germany Holidays: Ideal cycle country

Flat, pastoral, villagey and not too hot, northern Germany is ideal cycling country, with a selection of local and long-distance routes.

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Germany Holidays: North Sea islands

For some the North Sea islands are a string of sandy pearls; for others, they are backward and claustrophobic. It depends on the eye – and the age – of the beholder.

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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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