Couples

Salzstadel Regensburg and the Steinerne Brucke

Germany Holidays: imperial, liveable Regensburg

Holy home of historic Diets, traditional sausages, ancient bridges and modern Popes and Princesses

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Germany Holidays: cold shower, anyone?

Germans get surprisingly wacky about their health, spending a lot of money and time on alternative cures like Kneipp and Schroth. And for chronic conditions, they may well be the answer.

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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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Germany Holidays: Mannheim – where Rhine and Neckar meet

Mannheim might not be a beauty but it has plenty to offer. Go shopping in squares and be surprised by cool cafés and bars.

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City breaks in Germany: Stuttgart

Germany Holidays: Proudly Swabian Stuttgart

For a city break in the south off the beaten track, try Stuttgart and its triumvirate of culture, cars and wine.

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City breaks in Germany: Esslingen

Germany Holidays: Quality time in Esslingen

Cobble-stoned lanes, half-timbered houses and a fabulous Christmas market: Esslingen near Stuttgart is a medieval gem of a town and wine lovers will not be disappointed either …

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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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