Culture

Germany Holidays: the story of the VW Beetle

The VW Beetle, the much-loved People’s Car, was suggested by Hitler, designed by Porsche, and would have gone out of production if it hadn’t been for a certain British major.

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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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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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Beeksheepers in costume by half timbered farmhouse

Germany Holidays: Platt Deutsch

Moin Moin! Northern Germans have great affection for their regiolect, Platt Deutsch, which actually shares a surprising number of words with English.

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Pavillon in den Herrenhaeuser Gaerten

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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Currywurst at Bochum

Germany Holidays: White Sausage Equator

What colour do Germans like their sausages? It depends which side of the White Sausage Equator they come from, in a typical North/South divide.

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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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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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