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Jumping into the lake

Germany Holidays: Mecklenburg’s live-aboard waterways

A little-known world of lakes and waterways lies pillowed in rolling agricultural land north of Berlin. A bit of adventure, a bit of history, and a lot of nature.

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Germany Holidays: Leipzig emerges from Berlin’s shadow

Much loved by locals and visitors alike, Leipzig is one of Germany’s best kept urban secrets

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Chalk cliffs on Rügen

Germany Holidays: Beautiful Baltic Beaches

Beaching it, up north. Germany’s Baltic Coast is full of character, white beaches and opportunities to relax and unwind.

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line of paddlesteamers by Dresden

Germany Holidays: Dresden’s paddlesteamers

A carefully preserved fleet of paddlesteamers work the Elbe from Dresden, on routes that provide the basis for several scenic day trips.

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S-Bahn Berlin in Friedrichstrasse

Germany Holidays: the Berlin S-Bahn

The elevated S-Bahn train route across central Berlin still has a frisson of history about it, a shadow of east/west hostility, of ghost stations and of spies coming in from the cold.

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An FKK beach on the Baltic coast

Germany Holidays: Get your kit off

Nakedness and Germany go together like…Curry and Wurst. But the FKK – Freikörperkultur – is beginning to lose its hold on a nation that is relaxed about public nudity.

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ski lift up the Fichtelberg

Germany Holidays: Skiing in Thuringia and the Ore Mountains

The former training ground of East German skiers is now home to some of the best-value skiing in Europe, and the biathletes keep on coming, too.

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boat trip on the Spreewald

Germany Holidays: Sorbs and the Spreewald

What do Australia, Texas and a unique, watery region of eastern Germany, just south of Berlin, have in common? Populations of Sorbs.

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Molli in Bad Doberan

Germany Holidays: the Molli

The Molli is a delightful steam train created by the east German aristocracy to take them from Bad Doberan to their favourite Baltic resorts.

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