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Heidelberg old bridge

Germany Holidays: happy Heidelberg

An intoxicating mix of architecture, history, scenery and student kisses. Rhine cruise passengers and international students create a very international ambience.

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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: 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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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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The Urftsee in the Eifel National Park

Germany Holidays: The Eifel region

You may associate the name with a famous tower, but in Germany the Eifel – to the southwest of Cologne – is a rambling region of dormant volcanic land, pastoral and low-key.

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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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Applewine and Frankfurters in Frankfurt's Sachsenhausen

Germany Holidays: Applewine in Frankfurt’s Sachsenhausen district

Frankfurt is a sophisticated expense-account city, but its most down to earth evening entertainment is in basic applewine (cider) taverns in the working class district of Sachsenhausen.

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City breaks in Germany: Speyer

Germany Holidays: Eat your way through Speyer

Speyer’s culinary city tours give visitors a special flavour of the old imperial city on the Rhine.

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