Holy home of historic Diets, traditional sausages, ancient bridges and modern Popes and Princesses
For a city break in the south off the beaten track, try Stuttgart and its triumvirate of culture, cars and wine.
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 …
Every nation has its Hintertupfingens, villages at the back end of beyond, where the wood piles are excessively neat and the clocks tick off the years.
The name may not make it sound very appealing, but the Black Forest is Germany’s biggest single tourism destination for holidaymaking Brits.
Meet the Fuggers: a family of medieval bankers who were famous for influencing elections and exploiting simple citizens. Sounds familiar?
Germans love their cafés and you should try them as well. Have a piece cake with a cup of coffee. The choice is yours.
In the Bavarian Alps, the expression ‘till the cows come home’ comes to pass once a year, and it’s cause for big celebration.
The village maypole is a rite of spring, particularly in southern Germany. A chance to dance, to drink, and to climb the slippery pole.
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.
Skiing in Germany
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